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Old August 17, 2009, 09:50 AM
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Default Mushkin Rumoured to Release New Copperhead Heatspreader with Memory

A short little tidbit has hit the web about new Mushkin heatspreaders, still in the rumour stage as the companies press announcement is likely months away, if we even get to see it in North America (Mushkin is notorious for releasing many products only in the European markets).Reports from a German website, Lab501, have Mushkin adding a new "Coppe... [ Read full article ]
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Nice looking spreaders
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Damn those do look "meaty".
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Interesting look, although I was given to understand that these won't be using the vapor chamber cooling of the Ascents. So I guess it's a question of whether using solid copper will make up the difference. I think they should have sprung for a black PCB, personally.
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:33 AM
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I don't get why so much R & D money goes to spreaders myself. They are more for marketing than anything else. It's like that OCZ watercooled mem lol, most pointless thing ever.
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My ddr3 1600 7-7-7-20 @ 1.75volts barely gets warm.

Also, that looks like a 3d rendering, not a photo.
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I can tell you that you dont get extra Mhz from a spreader. The only example of extra speed from a spreader I have ever seen is those machined copper spreaders for dice/LN2 with high voltage memory.
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in a lot of cases the stupid foam used by some companies makes the memory hotter haha
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I can tell you that you dont get extra Mhz from a spreader. The only example of extra speed from a spreader I have ever seen is those machined copper spreaders for dice/LN2 with high voltage memory.
Personal experience says otherwise, but that's with older cheepo naked ram.

I got an extra 10% out of some apacer DDR value ram by throwing on some of those thermaltake spreaders with the active cooling.
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It is the active cooling that made the difference not the spreaders. Or maybe bc it was high voltage DDR1 that runs very hot.
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