View Full Version : 7800gtx And Bga Ramsinks?

07-15-05, 03:53 PM
Is anyone using them? I'm expecting a 7800GTX monday and will be watercooling. Do you need sinks on front and back? Thanks for your input.

07-15-05, 06:06 PM
You don't need them, but they do make good decoration.

07-15-05, 06:19 PM
no ramsinks here, and i haven't had any issues, on 2.0ns samsung GDDR3. They do get hot to the touch after a while of 3D load, but not incredibly so, i can touch them for a good 20 seconds before it burns a little, so i'd say around 50c.

07-15-05, 07:32 PM
So I should be able to clock the memory to 1300 with no ramsinks?

07-16-05, 06:17 PM
Try it and see, most people report ramsinks make no difference to their memory OC. But, if you're watercooling the whole system and have absolutely zero airflow in your case, ramsinks would be a sensible idea to have, to increase the heat radiating surface area for the ram.