RAM Coolers

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MacintoshMaster, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. MacintoshMaster macrumors 6502

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    Why are the ram coolers in my powermac g5 so hot?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Perhaps because they were taking heat off the RAM. Same reason why CPU heatsinks are really hot.
     
  3. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    If your RAM coolers are not hot it means there is no heat transfer from the RAM chip to your RAM coolers, hence it is not effective. Don't worry about heatsinks being hot, that is the purpose of a heatsink to take away heat from the active device and transfer it to the RAM cooler.
     
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  5. MacintoshMaster thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thankyou very much!
    So all that heat is being taken off the ram? The heat sinks are so hot they could leave a burn mark.
     

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