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Join Date: Oct 2009
Kingston HyperX CL3 w/heat spread? - 10-23-2009, 04:12 PM
So i decided to take the plunge and buy a 2gb ram stick for my 10v. Being a "go big or go home" acolyte I decided to go with the low latency kingston hyperx since it has 3-3-3-8 for the timing (I've heard that differences or minimal from the higher latency sticks but again, go big or go home).
Now I did my shopping around like a good bargain hunter should and found that fry's sells this particular stick for 39.99 compared to newegg at 45.99 and tigerdirect at 41.99. Not only this but in the picture given, it also shows this particular stick comes with a heat spreader! Made the purchase but now I'm wondering. Is it possible that they put up a false picture? I mean, cheaper AND w/ a heat spreader? Doesn't really add up so I'm wondering if anyone else has ordered this from fry's and can tell me if the picture is just a stock one they use for any and all hyperx's or what.
Here's the link HYPERX
Alternatively I plan on doing a video of the install (I'm a novice so this should be fun) just so that there can be yet another installation video on the tubes to give anyone else who's having anxiety about it a little relief.
Just received the ram. Sure enough no heatspread:
I'm about to start installing. Daylight's gone, so hopefully my fluorescent lighting won't suck too bad for recording the process (3.5mp cam :/)
Will report back, hopefully on my 10v tonight!
It worked! Runnin on low latency kingston hyperx as we speak, er type.
The installation was incredibly easy! I did not record tonight because of poor lighting and I wanted to make sure all my attention was focused on the project at hand but seriously, SO SO SO easy.
I followed this video:
This guy gets up close and personal, highly recommended! I still plan on making a video but more of a funny light hearted one simply because I think there is way to much anxiety about this process. It is literally peanuts.
I even used ghetto tools. A pocket knife flathead, a little screwdriver (not even a jewlers, regular sized), and a bobby pin for getting under the keyboard.
It gets a little nerve racking and I even had two incredibly tiny plastic pieces fall off from god knows where but everyone can do this! Just follow the steps!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)
10-29-2009, 11:10 AM
It does look as if they may have now decided to do away with the heat sinks on these altogether, which is a bit of a shame really, although I am still not 100% sure whether or not they would really have made any practical difference in reducing the actual case, or operating temperatures etc.
Join Date: Oct 2009
10-29-2009, 02:08 PM
But while I was doing some homework I noticed that it still did not heat up any where near as bad as it used to with the stock ram.
Now that I have the hardware, I'm off to get os x and 16gb thumb drive to do my first hackintosh!
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