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Old June 18, 2009, 07:27 PM
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Default sapphire 4830

since i have sold all my laying parts i have decide to bought myself a better video card then my X1950XT

i went with a Sapphire 4830, i dont game alot but i use to play some BF2 or RA/

NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 575MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 HDMI DVI TV-OUT PCI-E Video Card - 11147-06-20R In Canada.

my question is, that sucker dont come with heatsink on mem chip, my current rig is watercooled, so the 4830 will be too,

do i need to put small heatsink on them?? or i should leave them the way they came?

i might try a bit of OC but nut that much
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Old June 18, 2009, 10:08 PM
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The actual design of the heatsink forces air over the ram and core. If you intend on overclocking the memory it will most certainly help and ensure the life of the memory/GPU. Without proper heatsinks those chips would get pretty toasty.

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Old June 18, 2009, 11:35 PM
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The card's memory is fairly mildly clocked, so it's likely that you could get away with anything on the chips normally. But since you're putting it on water, I'd want to stick something on the chips, just to be on the safe side. Memory chips can usually take a fair bit of heat before anything goes wrong, but it would give you that extra bit of insurance.
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