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 Post subject: Water Cooled Ram
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:55 pm 
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Hi all
i have just installed a water cooled system into my computer.
trouble is now, the RAM is too hot to touch! I suspect the CPU fan was providing enough airflow to keep things cool in the past.
I don't overclock the ram, but it is 1066 DDR2. so it is naturally quite fast and hot.

i have found a few water cooled products about, but either they are a bit naf, like the thermaltake, or not available here in australia - like the Koolance

i have been trying to make my own out of perspex and aluminium, but i cant water proof it sufficiently.

has anyone made their own ?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:05 pm 
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What type of water-cooling do you use? If you have an entirely external radiator, you still need to have at least a single slow case fan installed to cool off all the random little chips in the system (the RAM probably isn't the hottest thing in there if you feel around).


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If I were to do my own RAM coolers I'd by copper heat spreaders and then solder some copper pipes to them.

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tehcrazybob wrote:
What type of water-cooling do you use? If you have an entirely external radiator, you still need to have at least a single slow case fan installed to cool off all the random little chips in the system (the RAM probably isn't the hottest thing in there if you feel around).

i have built a custom case that houses a 24 cm radiator and has an inbuilt water reservoir . i use two 12 cm fans that push air out of the case - i run the fans very slowly off the 5v rail. and cpu cooling couldnt be better.

RAM is the only thing that is hot as i water cool the cpu and graphics. when i say hot, i mean i cant touch it after it has been on a few hours. no other components heat up. i have a gigabyte mother board with loads of copper heat pipes on the northbridge etc.
hooking into the water cooling system wont be a problem - the pump is very good. and in any case only a dribble of water is needed to keep the system cool.
i am trying to avoid fans to make everything quiet. i am currently using a fan to protect the hardware.


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I know this isn't quite what you are looking for, but if watercooled RAM doesn't pan out, have a look at coolers along the lines of these[thermalright.com].


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Blue_Sky wrote:
I know this isn't quite what you are looking for, but if watercooled RAM doesn't pan out, have a look at coolers along the lines of these[thermalright.com].

thanks - they look great and i can order them in australia. i have to tell you, i have been thinking far too much about this.


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Did you remove all the fans when you installed the watercooling? :)

Its always smart to have some airflow, to keep RAM and VRM's reasonably cool.

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Wibla wrote:
Did you remove all the fans when you installed the watercooling? :)

Its always smart to have some airflow, to keep RAM and VRM's reasonably cool.

Not to mention HDD's.

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FartingBob wrote:
Wibla wrote:
Did you remove all the fans when you installed the watercooling? :)

Its always smart to have some airflow, to keep RAM and VRM's reasonably cool.

Not to mention HDD's.


What cools the PSU?


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i have an anetc phantom PSU. this PSU has a fan, but i have not been able to make it come on. this PSU was recommended on this forum. brilliant.

i made a custom hard drive enclosure. suspending the hard drives onbungee cord keeps the hard drives both cool and quiet. email me for a pic.

there are two extraction fans ie 2x12cm fans running at 5v to cool the radiator which will suck some air from the case - but these fans are running slowly and are not too noisy.
once again thanks for your interest. i have ordered the ram heat pipes and see how they go.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:42 am 
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What your looking for is

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7039/ ... tl=g30c225

or

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5131/ ... tl=g30c225

Perosnally I'd go with the koolance, they make some things very well


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