Do memory module heat spreaders make a difference?

Posted on Thursday, February 09 2006 @ 0:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
There's been lots of discussion recently about what type of heat spreader is best for overclocking, or if no heat spreader is best of all. Corsair decided to run some tests to see what the results would be. Today we post up their thoughts along with ours and a couple memory companies. Read on to see how heat spreaders impact performance.

"As expected, all heat spreader types provided an improvement of a few MHz over the same module with no heat spreader applied. Within the heat spreader results, the XMS PRO provided a small performance gain over the XMS and Mesh heat spreaders. This is the result that we expected to see; the additional surface area provided by the larger heat spreader would naturally be expected to dissipate a nominal amount of additional heat....

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