Memory Heatsinks

Discussion in 'Memory' started by BrainEater, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. BrainEater

    BrainEater Gawd

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    I'm about to buy a bunch of ECC ddr4.This shit is so boring, classic green pcb gah !

    I'm constructing a custom modded Xeon workstation, I am looking for low-profile RAM heatspreaders I can attach myself.
    Google is failing me at the moment.
    I am assuming I can use std ram heat spreaders , with modified 'thermal tape'.

    I appreciate any input.

    :D

    edit ;
    This is just to make it look nice, it's not performance based.
     
  2. BrainEater

    BrainEater Gawd

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    Google was working fine.

    Really ? only 2 colors and 1 style of Dimmsinks ?...no low profile so I guess that's out.
    The Corsair LP sinks in my current rig would be perfect...

    Is there a Corsair rep here ?

    I have beer and money.

    :dead:
     
  3. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've used these with Crucial DDR4 2666 ECC modules for a Threadripper workstation. Amazon usually has them and some other brands but they come and go.

    Don't know about any low profile options.
     
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  4. BrainEater

    BrainEater Gawd

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    Yea I'm ordering a bunch of Crucial DDR4 2666 ECC too ....What modules did you get specifically ? the shit I need is like 1700$ for my minimum ram... *grumble*
    Those heatsinks look like they might be easily moddable into 'low-profile', I might order a couple and try.

    Thanks !

    :D
     
  5. capt_cope

    capt_cope Limp Gawd

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    $1700? So that's like 2x16gb PC4-2400CL17 at this point? ;)

    This is as close as I could find to "LP" in under 5 minutes.
     
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  6. BrainEater

    BrainEater Gawd

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    Haha..
    Nah it's not quite that bad : 12 x 8 gb sticks ecc ddr4 2666 x8/dual rank.....145$ (CDN) per stick.
    There's only one or two companies that even sell it......I'm glad they don't make 'em with heatspreaders, they would be 200$ per.
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    I saw those heatspreaders.
    I might actually NOT be able to use heatspreaders.....the bottom dimm slots on CPU1 are in-line with the first pci-e slot.......I think height could be an issue.
    Looks like the ram is a while away anyways...I've got it on order, but there is no stock anywhere.

    Cheers !

    :D
     
  7. Reefa_Madness

    Reefa_Madness Gawd

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  8. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    Buy a load of old Dell/HP DDR2 ECC and strip the sinks off of those?
     
  9. DeathFromBelow

    DeathFromBelow [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Sorry, I missed this for some reason. Its a bitch to find on Amazon but it's there. Prices and supply are all over the place. I like these because they seem to be fully Ryzen compatible, no slow boots and multi-bit ECC is enabled in Linux and Windows 7. I just wish they were faster.
     
  10. BrainEater

    BrainEater Gawd

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    No worries. I'm waiting at this point.
    I had to pull the trigger through my normal supplier anyways just based on the Canadian dollar tanking....I got in at 160$/stick CDN.
    I'm pretty sure this will be what I have to wait on for this build....(well other than Volta ;))
     
  11. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You can find a bunch on Ebay.