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Old April 2, 2009, 08:56 AM
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Yes maybe, but trust me a fan is all you need for any mem. Stuff like that looks cool but is really unnecessary.
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oooo thats a nice memory block my friend. how does that new water block hold the dims to the heat spreaders? it looks like theres screws holding it to the actual block which says to me that you could be fine with regular tim instead of adhesive? when its all put together it looks pretty damn solid.
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Old April 2, 2009, 09:31 AM
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Yes maybe, but trust me a fan is all you need for any mem. Stuff like that looks cool but is really unnecessary.
FB Dimms are no joke, they build up alot of heat and running them underwater isnt really a waste of money if you dont feel like having 80c parts burning up the ambient air inside your case. Makes more sense to run them at 40c. FB Dimm is alot more then super DDR2 im sure you release FB = Fully Buffered.
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Old April 2, 2009, 12:56 PM
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My ram cost almost as much as my 2 X5460 Xeon CPU's (16GB) so If I choose to use more then a $10 fan to cool them, and they need cooling as Realityshift attested to, why must everyone always keep harping on me "a fan will do" "memory doesnt need more then a fan to keep it cool" I've heard it many times now and its just proof that you dont know what you're talking about.

Go throw a $10 fan on your $40 memory and leave me alone, the question wasnt should I go this way or that way (air/water) but about amount of TIM to purchase.
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My ram cost almost as much as my 2 X5460 Xeon CPU's (16GB) so If I choose to use more then a $10 fan to cool them, and they need cooling as Realityshift attested to, why must everyone always keep harping on me "a fan will do" "memory doesnt need more then a fan to keep it cool" I've heard it many times now and its just proof that you dont know what you're talking about.

Go throw a $10 fan on your $40 memory and leave me alone, the question wasnt should I go this way or that way (air/water) but about amount of TIM to purchase.
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I didn't know you could get that much clamping force on the dims, but that insane waterblock thingy looks deadly! If it's providing good clamping force, I'd personally throw some TIM on there instead of tape/pads. I'm not too familiar with the FB memory and didn't know they ran that hot, but if that WB doohickey is the way you're going, then I'd be interested in seeing your results with some TIM! I'll keep my eyes peeled for how it works out for you.
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To be honest, I'd take off the heatspreader on your FB-Dimms first, and test to see how level and true the chip surfaces are. If they are bang on, I'd use TIM. If not, I'd use thermal tape, as I think it would take up the gaps and transmit heat better than a too thick application of TIM.

This is just my opinion, based purely on speculation. And I'd love to see pics of that block installed.
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