Heatsinks on Memory modules??

m_silkstone

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Hi guys. just wondering if anyone uses heatsinks on their memory and what results they get. I have a choice of overclocking my 8500GT sonic GPU or the DDR3 memory modules but not both. (heatsink is too big)
 

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can you really see any point in ocing your GPU? I can't? If anything you should just overclock your memory modules, but i thought that was easy, just change the ram divider.
 

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peaks ... you have to realize that if he oc's his video card and goes from 9 fps to 10 fps in Crysis, it's more than 10% gain ;)

On a more serious note ... op are you talking about the memory modules on you video card or your system ram ?
 
He's talking about overclocking his DDR3 memory modules.
To have spent a lot of money on a DDR3 system, but only gotten an 8500GT GPU suggests a non-gaming system. What is slow, that needs to be improved? If it IS in fact a game, overclocking an 8500GT will likely be an exercise in futility. For less than $90, pick up an HD4670. For a little more, an 8800GT/9800GT will do wonders; still under $200 an HD4850 will provide outstanding performance. The first of those doesn't need an auxilliary power connector, but the others do. What PSU do you have?
 

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Hi, Thanks for replying.
No, i'm talking about my DDR3 on the graphics card. System is fairly budget anyway but fine for crysis (3.3GHz Dual core O/C DDR2 @1100Mhz) graphics card is fairly budget but i get good speeds in crysis. plays fine at 1440*900 would i really see that much improvement by buying a 8800GT over an 8500GT?I think a HD4850 would be a bit overboard, the latest games can't even make use of the technology yet and i'm only really a casual gamer. finish one then rarely go back to it. but i like to tinker with my system to get the best out of it.