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Old 17th May, 2005, 01:07 AM
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Smile Wich is better A Aluminum Memory Heatsink Or Copper Memory heatsink?

I am thinking of purchasing some memory heatsinks for my computer off ebay, wich material conducts heat better?
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Old 17th May, 2005, 01:11 AM
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Copper. Some will argue that aluminium dissapates btter but this isn't true, condictivity works 2 ways, copper just also has better heat retaining properties I believe due to it's increased mass, but the improved conductivity offsets this.
For memory though it makes no differance unless you are pumping 4V through it. Is this for your system ram or video ram? If it's for your dimms check out ebuyer, they have heatspreaders dirt cheap, I would suggst looking elsewhere than ebay, the people selling them on ebay usually sell them ofr more than you can find them at a good online retailer
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Old 17th May, 2005, 01:12 AM
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It is for system ram i am putting in my first home built server so i want to make sure it doesnt over heat
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DDR memory doesn't get hot unless your a running it at way over spec voltages for overclocking, standard DDR ram at 2.5-2.85V just doesn't get hot, just making sure air passes over it would be more effective than heatsinks or heatspreaders
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Old 17th May, 2005, 01:40 AM
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oh well already bought it but 5.99 can hurt me, thanks for the advise
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