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Custom Heatspreaders for Samsung 30nm Low Profile Ram

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by LagunaX, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. LagunaX

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    Samsung 30nm Low Profile DDR3 1600 CL11 1.35v 2x4GB kit:
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    Overclocks like nobody's business - DDR3 2133 9-10-10-28 1T @ 1.55-1.6v:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159320
    $40 @ MicroCenter, $47.99 @ NewEgg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
    Cheap and thin 1/2" x 12" aluminum strips, less than $10 shipped for 15 pieces:
    http://www.drillspot.com/products/1466351/Kands_Engineering_281_Aluminum_Strip_0016x1_2_Wx12_In_L_Pk_15
    $3.74 shipped double sided Sekisui high grade thermal tape, enuf for 3 kits:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/180514171704?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
    Hand cut to 4 1/8" tape strips, 4 3/8" aluminum strips, both 1/2" wide:
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    Less than $14 for aluminum strips and thermal tape to cover 6 sticks or 12 sides of the low profile ram or less than $5 per kit :cool:
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  2. LagunaX

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    Source of inspiration:
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    Simple & effective :)
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    Thank you, very nice work!!
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    good thinking :)
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    Very cool. Now everyone will want to mod their ram. :D
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    looks nice
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    Very Nice...black and silver are always a winning combination.

    LagunaX, please make sure to send me a pm when you go into production, I'll take a set of four.

    :)

    LC
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    the heatspreaders will only work to a certain degree.

    due to the color (silver) there is virtually no thermal radiaiton coming from the spreader to the open air unless turbulance is introduced. thermal energy will travel along the surface of the aluminum but because of its color and smoothness, very little of that heat will be transmitted to the air. painting or anodizing it black would help. also roughing it up a bit on the surface would help its thermal characteristics as well.

    just my 2 cents.

    http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/emissivity-coefficients-d_447.html
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    Haha thanks but this is so easy anyone could do it.
    Just need a ruler and heavy duty scissors.
    Maybe some pliers or a hammer to flatten the edges after u cut it.
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    Ive never had a set of DDR3 actually get warm. even the high end kits pushing 2500mhz run pretty cool
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    I have tried a few different kits from Mushkin and Corsair and getting 16GB in a 4x4GB configuration stable on my i5 760 (slight OC @ 3.6Ghz) has been a nightmare.

    These Samsung DIMM's have been working perfectly all weekend! No BSODs, and LinX finishes wo/ errors!

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    wow nice heat spreader, but maybe its better if you add more fin to make it like this
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    Looks very nice! You do know you can get some off ebay though, right? :p
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    I think I'm the first one, LOL...probably unnecessary as these sticks run quite cool...;)
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    this looks funny, but i like it how it can oc to 2133
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    not everyone has access to tools to do this. even id consider buying from you if youre up for it, Has to be at a later date though as im saving all my pennies to see how good keplar is. Maybe after that I may take a set or two. (do they do 16Gb sets???)
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    Seriously it is so easy.
    The aluminum is so thin regular scissors would cut it.
    And anything could be used to bend or flatten the edges even a butter knife on a countertop.
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    Man,

    youre not gonna wiggle yourself out of this one.....I will Pm you with my order later in the month :roll::roll::roll:

    suck it up :p

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    Secondly - the ram isnt available here in the UK so that would mean i need to order it from the U.S so it might as well be off you then off ebay. I could get it off ebay but they wont sprinkle pixie dust on it like you do.

    Obviously, I will pay a little extra for the time/effort & materials. so its not as if youre doing it for free.


    If you were real nice though, you could do it for free :toast:
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    Keep you eye out more 1.35v low voltage rams coming out in the market from crucial and other vendors.
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    holly crap!!!
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    nice found, but i doubt that will work out for me, bcs in dk as a private/normal person u r only allowed to order for around 14usd everything over that u will need to buy taxes and so on :banghead:

    so last i ordered a cd from japan it ended up in like 87usd before i had it home bcs of that crap.

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