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Ramsink Question?

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IT Director Senior
Oct 15, 2001
I'm making some RamSinks for my Radeon 8500.

My question is this, does the thickness of the base of the heatsink have any negative consequences.

I have two sets of RamSinks.

One set I made from a couple old K6-2 heatsinks. The thickness of the bottom plate is about 1/16 - 3/32 of an inch thick. (Aluminum)

The other RamSinks are from a big socket type heatsink and the thickness of the base is a little over 1/8 of an inch thick. (Aluminum) These are the ones I would like to use, but is the base too thick? Will the base act as an insulator, instead of a heat conductor?

Maximus Nickus

Senior Shaman
Oct 4, 2001
Milton Keynes, U.K.
Do a search for my thread "My homeade ramsinks" they took me over 35hours!!!!!!!!

But they are perfect for RAM so you can see the dimenions. (next to a measuring device)
I would post pics for us to see, I mean other factors come into play, for instance if the card gets very hot the thick ones will work better than if the card is cool.