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Old October 22, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Default RAM Installation (really simple question)

Ok, this seems kinda dumb to ask, but I REALLY don't wanna wreck expensive parts, so:

I just got this Mushkin DDR3 memory. It comes with this green case looking thing on it:

1) Is this the heat sink for the memory? or is it a protective thing I should remove before installation?

2) If it's the heat sink, should I peel the label stickeres off it? Or will it not make any difference?
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Old October 22, 2008, 01:00 PM
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just leave it.
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Old October 22, 2008, 01:18 PM
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Not sure if you mean the heatspreader for the ram.
What model # do you have?
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Old October 22, 2008, 01:22 PM
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Maybe post a pic, I'm sure Greg will tell you with one eye..
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Old October 22, 2008, 01:22 PM
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996652 HP3-10666?

I thought they were probably heat spreaders/sinks/whatever, but figured I check to be sure.
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Old October 22, 2008, 01:29 PM
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Ram should have this heatspreader.
Not sure what would be green.

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Old October 22, 2008, 01:31 PM
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Ram should have this heatspreader.
Not sure what would be green.


Gah, I meant blue. Anyway, thanks for the help! :)
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Old October 22, 2008, 01:51 PM
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np anytime.
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Old October 22, 2008, 03:06 PM
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nah, dont take stickers off, higher resale value later :)
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Old October 28, 2008, 03:00 AM
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This guide will take you through the process of performing a RAM upgrade.

This section refers to installing DIMM memory modules into your computer, step by step

To install your memory you will need:
  • Compatible DIMM memory module/s.
  • Cross-point (Philips) Screwdriver suitable for your PC case.
  • Anti-Static Wrist-strap (if available).
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