Ram heat sinks

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rantingrich, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. rantingrich macrumors regular


    Aug 10, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I am fixin on a new MACPRO 12 core soon and have been shopping around on goodies.

    I have seen some RAM STICKS with what looks like and must be HEAT SINCS.

    1) Are these necessary for my machine?
    2) Are they an ADD-ON kind of thing? Or would they come with the specific ram you buy?
  2. ivoruest macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2010
    1) Not necessary.
    2) They come with specific kinds of ram. Examples: G-Skill, Corsair Vengeance, and others.
  3. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Specific RAM probably as you didn't post any model numbers. Most likely the 800MHz PC2-6400 stuff for 2008 Mac Pro. Will not work in 2010/2012. Heat spreaders are also used in highly clocked memory of which you can't really take much advantage of either as the board dictates the speed and you can't control it. Get what is rated for your model from a reputable source like OWC, Crucial, etc.

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