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How much of a difference do ramsinks make?

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mikapc

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Apr 28, 2003
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I just successfully modded my 9800np with samsung memory to a 9800pro and so now I'm back to thinking what more can I do to squeeze more power out my card hehe :p. The thing is I had a bad experience with ramsinks and arctic silver epoxy where I accidently spilled some of the conductive epoxy on the board and ruined it. Is there much gain to be had then with using the ramsinks in terms of o/c or is it really not worth the risk. Thanks. Also how how important is the core speed in relation memory speed meaning if I overclock the memory how much do I need to overclock the core to take optimum advantage of the o/c memory timings. Thanks
 

Waddle

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May 29, 2003
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Ram sinks usually dont help much. You won't get more than 20mhz from adding ramsinks. With some memory, having ram sinks doesn't matter at all. Example: with infineon memory on 9700np it wont go over 310mhz even if you use water cooling.
 

f00t

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Oct 20, 2002
i find they only make about 5mhz- 10mz difference on most cards. I still put them on all my cards cause they make them look beefy and very manly
 

Barnstormer

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I installed some ramsinks today (cut from an old Pentium I CPU cooler) and managed another 25 (50) mhz with no artifacts in 3DM 2001.
Just my .02.
I installed them with ceramique and superglue on the 2 corners.