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News Kingmax unveils invisible heat sinks

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Jun 2010.

  1. borandi

    borandi New Member

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    There are some Crucial Ballistix with sensors, and it is part of the DDR3 spec.

    An another note, this won't help in OC situations. I've never known an OC to fail 'because the RAM is too warm' - usually it's because they're being push too hard in terms of Volts and they go POP or lose data coherency.
     
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    I thought the purpose of most ram sinks was to look cool and display branding. These only do the latter and look distinctly boring.
     
  3. Woodspoon

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    "Kingmax also claims that the coating can be combined with traditional active and passive cooling systems - including watercooling - to further increase the performance gains."

    Sounds like some sort of funky TIM, more than a new cooling solution, but who knows it might just work.
     
  4. mrbens

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    Imagine how hard it would be to build a PC if everything was nano-sized!
     
  5. Azayles

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    So it's not invisible as it is too small to see with the naked eye.

    Kingmax, this idea is 'king dumb.
     
  6. dyzophoria

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    lol, i want to see it first before judging it though
     
  7. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    qft
     
  8. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    lol this sounds like the story about the guy who made invisible clothing for the king and the king believed him and so did the people when in reality he was wearing nothing at all but hey all things are possible.
     
  9. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    crap just noticed someone already made a comment about that lol dang...
     
  10. Bakes

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    Reasons why it could be good:

    1) the material is good at radiating heat. If the material is a good radiator, the temperature could drop.

    2) In contact with heatsinks, this could just be a fancy form of TIM. You don't try to maximise the surface area on your CPU do you?
     
  11. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Well, when you get some, send it to me. I'll put it under the SEM and see if they're really applying nanoparticles. I'll have to cut it up, mind :dremel: .
     
  12. Bakes

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    You sound like you've got the kind of job I'd like in the future :D
     
  13. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Wouldn't mind if one manufacturer just came out with a "Memory chips don't really need cooling so these sticks don't have any stupid mile-high cooling towers and thus they may actually fit on your board and under that CPU-cooler of yours"-series of memories.

    This, on the other hand.. Well I have my doubts.
     
  14. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I'd rather have a heat sink, naked ram sticks are ugly to me
     
  15. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    You could slap some aftermarket heatsinks on the chips if you REALLY care.
     
  16. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    but wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose of the "invisible heat sink"
     
  17. John_T

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    Sod the invisible heatsinks, I want invisible RAM!

    Seriously though, I have to agree with Deadpunkdave - it really is quite strange how it's almost unanimous that because you can't see it, it must automatically be hocus-pocus. An i7-980X six core chip apparently has 1.17 BILLION transistors on in, damned if I can see a single one of them, doesn't mean they're not there though...
     
  18. Bakes

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    It's that people just aren't reading the content of the article and are just reading the title. This is not an invisible heatsink as per say, it's a kind of funky TIM that increases heat dissipation.
     
  19. Dragunover

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    Doesn't really help seeing as how they modules are covered... Yeah, that's right, they're covered.

    Anywho, I'd like to just buy decent memory that doesn't have memory heatsinks that are twice as large as the actual RAM sticks, those mobo designs are getting better but not the heatsinks on the RAM, so therefore I can't put a big copper/aluminum tower HS/F on top of my CPU in most cases..
     
  20. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Oh sorry, thought you were commenting on my post just above yours.
     
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