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Remove heat spreader or cut plastic?

I just bought a dark rock pro 3 to replace my hyper evo 212 and just want to see what would be a better option for me in the case that the cooler collides with my RAM (I'm fairly sure it will, I have 2 sticks of GSkill sniper RAM). Now cutting down the plastic is no problem, I found an image of the internals of the RAM so I can be sure not to cut into the PCB. But would removing the heat spreader entirely be a bad idea? Could my RAM potentially overheat to the point of failure if I do this?

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RAM is so power efficient these days that the only reason consumer memory has heatspreaders is for looks. Server stuff is where you will actually NEED the heatspreaders because a lot of those systems are completely passively cooled and also a lot of that memory is used at full bandwidth for extended periods of time.

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RAM is so power efficient these days that the only reason consumer memory has heatspreaders is for looks. Server stuff is where you will actually NEED the heatspreaders because a lot of those systems are completely passively cooled and also a lot of that memory is used at full bandwidth for extended periods of time.

 

 

I removed the heat spreaders on my old ram. They really do not need them unless you are doing very intense tasks without a whole lot of airflow.

 

The most intensive thing I'll ever be doing is gaming. Maybe a little folding here and there but nothing more. I'll be fine?

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I removed the heat spreaders on my old ram. They really do not need them unless you are doing very intense tasks without a whole lot of airflow.

@LinusTech should do a temp test with and without heat spreaders if that's possible :o

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The most intensive thing I'll ever be doing is gaming. Maybe a little folding here and there but nothing more. I'll be fine?

Ya. I did CAD work on my old G.skill Ripjaws. I wanted black RAM, the heat spreaders were red. The PCB was black. Ask @CalebTheEternal, they still work :P

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Ya. I did CAD work on my old G.skill Ripjaws. I wanted black RAM, the heat spreaders were red. The PCB was black. Ask @CalebTheEternal, they still work :P

Still work, as far as I know, it's just sitting in my basement :/

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