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Excessive heat?

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adelphia83

Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2003
Location
St. Charles, Missouri
How hot is too hot??

I'm running two sticks of 512mb Hynix D5 (Kingmax DDR500) in a KT880 board, and the RAM is borderline too hot to hold.

I even axed my warranty to throw some thermal interface material between the heatspreaders. I've never seen RAM get this hot. Any ideas?
 

WhatTheSchmidt

Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2004
well it sounds like your heat spreaders are hotter now because you put thermal paste between that and the chips, meaning the chips aren't as hot...so if anything, it's safer than b4..
 

flapperhead

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 27, 2002
Location
wash dc area
i ALWAYS, leave the side of my comp open. with a BIG fan blowing on all the components.. it really helps especially with the frequencies and voltage we're puttin thru this stuff...