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Old 23rd August, 2007, 09:51 AM
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cooling ram?

hi
i m new to this forum

i want to know the proper way to cool ram
should i have a fan blowing air on to them or sucking it out
or should i have a have a fan above i.e. perpendicular to blow air through the modules

i have the case door off
any help would be appreciated
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Old 23rd August, 2007, 12:04 PM
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First of all Welcome to AOA.

Most ram coolers force air over the ram. There are ram coolers that you can purchase that has multiple smaller fans that fit directly above the ram sticks. I am sure you can come up with something yourself. Let us know how it turns out.

What is your system spec?
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Old 23rd August, 2007, 12:27 PM
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and thank you for replying and for the welcome
i have a couple of 80mm fans though once should be enough i guess
i'm not sure how to check which is better
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Old 23rd August, 2007, 02:06 PM
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You want a balance between noise and air flow.

Do you have the spec on the fans? Anything on the labels...
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Old 23rd August, 2007, 09:58 PM
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Do you have the spec on the fans?
no i dont

these are just fans i stripped off old power supplies

they have some chinese company names on the label along with ampere rating
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You can check out these guys. Looks like they did a review on a ram cooler.

I'd post pix of mine but my camera has died

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Old 23rd August, 2007, 10:47 PM
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This type of fan is ideal for localised cooling:
http://www.aoaforums.com/frontpage/content/view/227/30/
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Old 23rd August, 2007, 11:49 PM
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Try this.

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Old 24th August, 2007, 06:33 PM
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thank you everyone but i 'm not really looking to buy anything
i live in pakistan so dont have many options besides working some stuff up by myself
i just wanted to know what would be better fo cooling ram
air blowing onto it?
air being sucked out?
or air being pushed thru the modules from above

for the last one i'd have to use a small fan while the other two can work with an 80mm
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Old 24th August, 2007, 06:41 PM
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Blowing on to it, will cool best.
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Mount the fan directly above the ram. On the long side if you will. Straight toward the mother board.
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got it
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Danged good idea, been waiting for something like this for ages!
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or try this Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans - Retail
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blowing onto it is usually best, also I don't know if everyone here agrees with me, but if you have a decent case, typically the best thing for airflow is to have the panels on, they are designed to flow that way
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Igf you got some old 80mm fans lying around just plug them in one at a time. Let them blow over your wrist to see which one blows the hardest and which one is the quietest. Then install it right over your memory. This is not technical stuff the air movement off one of the 80's will be plenty sufficient. Remember guys in virtually every post he reminds us that he does not have easy access to all we do. So lofty products are not so availble to him. This is good in the long run. you will have to find more basic solutions to your issues and I like that!
So get out your old fans and see which one is best for you!!

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Old 18th September, 2007, 02:31 PM
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Standard fans, like the ones you have, tend to work best when they're blowing on something. One thing to avoid is having air being blown across the inlet of the fan - doing that effectively prevents the fan from drawing air in.

A single 80mm fan should produce plenty of airflow for cooling memory. Remember you can always use some cardboard or similar to act as a 'duct' to try and keep the airflow heading in the right directions.
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