G.Skill Overclocks SO--DIMM Memory to 2600MHz, Proves Little Sticks Have Big Potential

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vrmlbasic

So out comes boutique RAM but "run of the mill" RAM is still 2x as expensive as it was in 2011/2012. Sigh.

Except for the APU, is there any real payoff for RAM at this speed? Why buy into high-speed DDR3 when DDR4 is on the horizon?

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LatiosXT

I look at the RAM modules, its speed and notice something. They're not using fancy heat spreaders that a lot of high-end RAM comes with.

This is only cementing my belief that those fancy heat spreaders are snake oil.

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appleroxinhouston

But the heat spreaders are so cheap anyway; why not? They look really ugly without them. I mean, they could just make one really awesome looking ram stick that didn't cool at all and was made of acrylic or something silly and if it looked good and had decent speed and capacity people will buy it.

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The Mac

Thats been known forever, they are purely asthetic...

They have to get the branding on there somehow...

lol

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wkwilley2

It's true. DRAM modules do get hot, but not hot enough for huge heatsinks. It's all about the cool factor.