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Thread: RAM H20 Cooling?

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    RAM H20 Cooling?

    I have only cooled my RAM once, and that was just for appearances.

    My question; does it really make any difference? I am guessing that it does not.

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    Mostly for aesthetics.

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    Really depends on your goals, it is mostly done for appearance as you say or to complete the look of the mod.

    In some highly overclocked systems you could argue that the modules do reach a significant temperature to justify extra cooling but not when priced up against the cost of the block etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowfat View Post
    Mostly for aesthetics.
    Quote Originally Posted by Aquatuning View Post
    Really depends on your goals, it is mostly done for appearance as you say or to complete the look of the mod.

    In some highly overclocked systems you could argue that the modules do reach a significant temperature to justify extra cooling but not when priced up against the cost of the block etc.
    Thanks for the replies. I was tempted for a brief moment, but I could not pull the trigger.

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    Good choice most of the time you dont gain any extra performance, and they are typically extremely restrictive

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    It will lower the ambient case temperature. If you have a radiator sucking air by the ram than it might help, but not by much.

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    the EK blocks are not restrictive. you would have to find the right block/.
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    You don't even need a fan on them when running at 2000Mhz and 1.67V You sure don't need to water cool them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Computurd View Post
    the EK blocks are not restrictive. you would have to find the right block/.
    I'm gonna have to get a MIPS and EK to run pressure drop on them, I can already tell.

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    They dont *need* the extra cooling but *you* would like the extra silence, if the fans on RAM are like the only thing that still produces noise (and they are indeed noisy these little things).

    24/7 running quiet and nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Computurd View Post
    the EK blocks are not restrictive. you would have to find the right block/.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by skinnee View Post
    I'm gonna have to get a MIPS and EK to run pressure drop on them, I can already tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmat View Post
    They dont *need* the extra cooling but *you* would like the extra silence, if the fans on RAM are like the only thing that still produces noise (and they are indeed noisy these little things).
    i couldn't put it better there.
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    My ram has no fans. Also no heatsinks. This whole cooling thing? Overrated.

    I can't really take it past 1.65v, (or I'll have to keep buying new CPUs), and it doesn't heat much at all at that voltage. So... meh.
    Sigs are obnoxious.

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    As you already understood, it's mostly for bling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBar View Post
    As you already understood, it's mostly for bling...
    Good enough for me, I'll buy 2.

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