What happened to the RAM heatsinks?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by silbeej, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    Is the ram in the new Mac Pro not buffered, or is it just not as "high quality" to require heatsinks? I noticed this along side the new processors which are now on that stupid slide out tray. Soon the entire computer will be a slide out tray.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    We don't need them anymore. FB-DIMMs were stupidly hot.

    Stupid slide-out tray...

    Yeah, because I'd LOVE to reach in and cut myself on metal to install RAM directly onto the side logic board...
     
  3. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    They're not FBDIMM's anymore, so they have different thermal characteristics.
     
  4. Trev311 macrumors member

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    You mean like in the old Powermac G4 days?
     
  5. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Yes.
     
  6. Macpropro80 macrumors 6502

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    they do have heat-sinks, just not individual ones. What do you think those big aluminum blocks above the ram were?
     
  7. Abidubi macrumors 6502

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    Aren't those the processor heat sinks?
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes, they are. :D:p
     
  9. Willis macrumors 68020

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    FBDIMMS was a silly idea then and pretty much still is
     
  10. osin macrumors 6502

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    If you think that these heat sinks are for RAM, please tell us where are the processors then? ;)

    Anyway that sliding tray will help with dusting off the processors a lot...
     

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