Neither is water cooling, colored cases/windows/accessories or fan controllers, yet people still buy them because they are cool. I didn't buy a sweet Corsair case or a ROG mobo with matching RipJaws in them because they were affordable, I bought them because they look freakin sweet through my case window. If you're the kind of person who likes boring bare minimum components, you're probably on the wrong site...Heatsinks aren't needed on modern RAM sticks anyways...
if the ram had a better thermal conductive thing on it to really make it spread the heat better than sure... but its style points really... some looks nice but whatever. i hate window cases and leds sense my computer is on 24/7 in my bedroom and i have trouble sleeping in non pitch black rooms.Heatsinks aren't needed on modern RAM sticks anyways. The only point of ever having them is if you intend to break a memory record with increasing voltages. Or if you like to overclock your older DDR/2 modules. FB-DIMMs can run pretty hot, but no one should really be running those anymore.
Companies started throwing them on the sticks for "style points" as the article roughly stated. Although I have to say, RAM sticks are rather boring to look at.
Thanks for the laugh, buddy.Mema, ya mean you don't want NASCAR logo'ing possibilities as you drive RAM sticks around the track?!!
(One day, someone's gonna slip you a USB shrink-ray stick and you'll be teleported inside your case. You'll end up like Grant Williams, battling kitty-cats and spiders with pins and needles, only to get sucked into all the various fans! THEN you'll be sorry you don't have LEDs, lighting your way!!)