Water Cooling your RAM - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2005, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,190
Send a message via AIM to Him Send a message via Yahoo to Him
Default Water Cooling your RAM

I have asked about water cooling the ram, but have been told it will do nothing but kill performance and is not necessary. I was also told that the blocks dont exist, and as far as I could tell, they didnt. But i ran across some today, and the reviews were suprisinly positive. He really dug them, said they performaed pretty well.


Check it out, I'm thinking about it.

Him is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,790

But it isn't even necessary, how hot does your RAM really get. Unless you're using BH-5s and pumping huge volts through your RAM, you shouldn't even be thinking about this. An active fan blowing over the RAM will work a lot better for a lot cheaper.

Plus they restrict the loop and heat up the temperatures of the CPU and GPU.

Intel C2D E6320 / AMD Athlon X2 3800+
Gigabyte 965P DS3 / DFI nF4 Ultra-D
2GB OCZ Gold PC2-6400 / 2GB OCZ Gold PC4000
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB / eVGA 6800GS 256MB
150GB Raptor / 74GB Raptor
2x500GB / 320GB
OCZ GameXStreme 850w / OCZ StealthXStream 600w
gaara is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 183

Even these would work.


AMD Athlon64 3500+ @ 2.2ghz
GIGABYTE K8V Ultra-pro
1gig generic ram (2x512mb)
XFX Geforce 6600 GT 128mb
80gig segate serial ATA HDD
LG Lightscribe DVD burner
drworm2005 is offline  
Old 06-24-2005, 11:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 3,190
Send a message via AIM to Him Send a message via Yahoo to Him

I know about heatspreaders, but this was the first I saw at mass marketing ram water coolers. Kinda cool, definetely be something novelty.

I'm going to be using a DDR booster, the one from OCZ, so my temps will be slightly high. I need to cool that, I'm not sure how I'm going to do that, it has a small aluminum sink on it. Thinking about modding a chipset waterblock and putting it on there. It recommended that if I usedanything above 2.4 volts or something likje that to make sure I have an active cooling solution on it. That maxes at 3.9v, and I will prolly be using it to it's max at some point, so I will need to cool EVERYTHING! And plus, I'll just get a bigger pump and throw in a radiator after the water runs over the ram.
Him is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.