Originally posted by cwiz
i was going to put the AS5 on instead of the tape... i figured they would come with clips.
you would probably notice a significant increase in performance from copper heatspreaders instead of aluminum
Ah, well you need the tape. Its more a padding too. Without it, the spreaders will kinda hang loosely over the RAM. If youre not doing any overclocking, there really shouldnt be any need for the spreaders anyway besides cosmetics and therefore no need for the AS5. As for performance, there wont be any "better" performance since the spreaders dont do anything.