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Question upgraded to 2 GB (too hot) - 09-26-2009, 09:36 PM

I recently upgraded to 2GB. I used Kingston brand memory that I bought from Bestbuy. Computer works fine, except now it gets so hot after 15 or 20 minutes of use. Would installing "GSkill" memory be a better option? I used Kingston brand because that's what is in my desktop and I've never had a problem.

While using it in my Dell 10v I didn't notice a big jump in performance so I may put the original back in.

(May upgrade to Windows 7 at a later date, so I would like the increased memory). Using Windows 7 RC now.
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Default 09-27-2009, 01:46 AM

I think my 10v is slightly warmer with the Kingston HyperX as well, but I am not sure if it is hurting performance or not. Using the GSkill with heatsink may be something to consider, but I am going to continue using my current setup for now and see how things work out.


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Default 09-27-2009, 02:38 AM

i bought the g-skill with heat sink and it is not uncomfortably warm. warm, but not hot.


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Default 09-27-2009, 01:06 PM

My Dell is too hot. I shut it down because I'm afraid of burning something. I'll just use the original memory for now. I'm gathering parts for my desktop rebuild. That comes first.
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Default 09-27-2009, 01:32 PM

Mine gets insanely hot. It all depends on what you're doing. The more CPU intensive or disk intensive you are being, the hotter it will get. Doesn't matter if it's 2 GB or 1 GB.


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Default 09-27-2009, 02:57 PM

I was just watching a couple of videos on youtube. Had no other programs running.
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Default 09-27-2009, 03:00 PM

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I was just watching a couple of videos on youtube. Had no other programs running.
You don't need any other programs running. Youtube uses a Flash-based player. Flash-based video kills Atoms dead.


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Default 10-03-2009, 09:16 PM

I've also started wondering about putting some heat sink compound pads on the indentations between the keyboard and the metal bracket that sits above the CPU/GPU/RAM area. Would it help dissipate the heat more or is the aluminum below the keyboard already moving all the heat it can?
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Default 10-04-2009, 12:32 PM

Checked the temp with my IR thermometer. 125 degrees F.
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Default 10-05-2009, 10:32 PM

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Checked the temp with my IR thermometer. 125 degrees F.
Cool (well, "not cool") . Is that reading on the bottom plastics under where the ram lives?
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