The Gforce 256 takes a great deal of power through the AGP port and the GPU gets remarkably hot even when not overclocked and if you have a fan that draws its power from the graphic card this only adds to the problem. I use a blue orb to cool my Gforce with its power supply drawing from the mobo and not the graphics card, I dont see the point of using ram sinks as my RAM never gets hot
Duron 800 @ 1050 with Global Win FOP-32 (140 x 7.5)
Abit KT7A-Raid Mobo
512 mb (133 mhz Crucial Stuff CAS 2)
Hard Drive Cooler
Elsa Eraser X2 Gforce with Blue Orb (modified to display as a Quadro and overclocked http://www.tweakhardware.com/guide/quadro/ )
Sound Blaster Live Value
Full Tower with 5 (120 mm) case fans with seperate PSU
RAM never gets Hot??? I beg to differ. Before putting a heatsink/fan combo on the memory of my MX, I was not able to get above 200Mhz. I can now run 205 w/ cooling. Not that it is a notable improvement. I was sure feeling some warmth on the memory chips w/ my finger before I added cooling.
After gamming for about 1.5hrs at 190/205, the base of my Pentium Pro sink that's on the memory has a slight warmth to it. memory heats up just like many other parts of a computer.
I use a real "blue orb". I did not mount with the tape. I used A/Silver II compund & mounted with the pins using the M/B P/S. I place a PCI two fan cooling card below the V/Card. You will lose a PCI slot.