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Thread: 0% overclock increase with RAMsinks...wtf?!




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    Hey guys,

    I <u>JUST</u> put on these OCZ aluminum RAMsinks onto my video card - 8 of them, 4 on each side. First thing I try to do when I start my computer is overclock the memory higher, right? Well I did, and it didn't overclock any differently. What's the deal? Do I need to give the RAMsinks some more time for them to work, or do they normally not provide much more of an OC? I heard 10 mhz, but I'm getting 0mhz!!! Somebeody please help, thanks in advancE!!

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    ramsinks dont really make that much difference.
    what is the airflow like over the sinks, airflow is important.
    chances are the memory is running as fast as it will go.
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    Your case airflow may not be good enough for the RAMsinks to be effective or if you have attached them with frag tape then the the frag tape is not transfering the heat (Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive is a lot better than frag tape but it is very permanent).

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    I have 2 fans exhausting the back, 2 intake in the front, and 1 intake right on the video card. I don't really want to use permanent adhesive in case I have to RMA the sucker, any more ideas?

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    RAMsinks dissapate heat. IC's can only go so far, no matter what. You're guaranteed a certain speed with RAM, after that, nada. From my own experience, I've found RAMsinks do jack for overclocking. Does that mean they're bad? No. They dissapate heat, which is what they're supposed to do.
    Sometimes, and only sometimes, do they help get heat away from a chip that is being held back by heat. Even then, we're talking just a few MHz bump.

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