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Hard Drive Coolers and RAM Heat sinks

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Apr 23, 2001
I was wondering peoples opinions on Hard Drive bay coolers and RAM heat sinks, has anyone noticed an improvement in performance or stability using these ? As when i touch my RAM or Hard Disks they dont seem to be warm.. So are these items worth getting ?

Duron 800 @ 1027 with Global Win FOP-32
Abit KT7A-Raid Mobo
512 mb (133 mhz Crucial Stuff)
Elsa Gforce with Blue Orb (modified to display as a Quadro and overclocked http://www.tweakhardware.com/guide/quadro/ )
Sound Blaster Live
Full Tower With 5 Fans (120 mm) with seperate PSU
read here for my view on hardrive cooling

as for ram cooling, it does have some benefit, some people claim to be able to get an extra 10-15% increase in speed with ramsinks but I don't feel that ram is at the point where it needs cooling yet, I know the bx board has thermal throttling protocols for ram where by if a ceratin amount of information is written in a ceratin amount of time then it is throttled to very slow speeds, this isn't triggered by temp just the information written (so must happen more often at higher speeds)