Originally Posted by Prima.Vera
Where is the proven link?
FACTS no WORDS
My Mushkin 6-8-6-24 2x2 GB sets clock better naked?
Same with Kingston? YES, tested by me!
OF course, not many users remove heatsinks like this, but I do. What happens is that the heat gets trapped in the metal covering the memory IC, and the thickness ofthe metal prevents quick removal. With the heatisnks on, the sticks get quite warm to the touch, probably 40c-45c. With the heatspreaders removed, they barely hit 32c.
This is was measured with a thermal diode attached to the DIMM next to the middle ICs.
Keep in mind that as a reviewer, I have to stay 100% in fact as much as possible. It is FACT that some heatspreaders..some only, mind you, do the opposite of what they were intended to do.