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I'm trying to upgrade a very old desktop pc. It uses rdram, and I've read that it usually runs quite hot compared to sdram.

My questions are:
1) would a heatsink be necessary/recommended if upgrading the ram? (I'm assuming yes.)
and
2) Would a memory heatsink that's designed for sdram be compatible with rdram? (If not, where can I find something that would work? gonk )
RDRAM usually comes with a heat sink over it anyways, so you shouldn't have to worry about it too much.
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RDRAM usually comes with a heat sink over it anyways, so you shouldn't have to worry about it too much.

Ah, you're right. I didn't realize that. Thank you! heart
Zae
1) would a heatsink be necessary/recommended if upgrading the ram? (I'm assuming yes.)
Even if it weren't RDRAM and even if it didn't already have heat sinks, the answer would be "no."
Zae
2) Would a memory heatsink that's designed for sdram be compatible with rdram? (If not, where can I find something that would work? gonk )
Either it conducts heat or it does not. If it does conduct heat, it can function as a heat sink for anything. If it does not, then it is an insulator.

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