Hello ROG Community,
I have been Tweaking my System for as long as i can Remember. Water Cooling is one of my favorite ways to keep it Cool! Most Water Cooled Systems comprise CPU, GPU and motherboard. But RAM Coolers I did not see a lot of it.
But since I was curious to know if there was any point to Water Cooling your RAM, I put it to the Test.
I got myself 4 RAM Coolers from: Alphacool, the Alphacool NexXxos RXP-1 Ram Coolers. I picked those Coolers because you can individually cool each Ram Stick.
So I ran a series of tests with my system while the RAM was still passivly cooled and after mounting the RAM Coolers I ran the same Tests. The first trick was hoe to measure the temperature of the RAM Sticks: so I carefully placed a Thermal Sensor between RAM stick 2 and 3.
I Ran HWINFO64 and logged temperatures of:
- The Cores
- The CPU
- The Motherboard
- The North- and SouthBridge
- The Temp of the 2 Cores from my GPU (6990 dual core with 4 Gb DDR5)
I logged all Temps because I wanted to see if there was any influence on the other Temperatures by adding the RAM Stick to the Water Loop.
Before Water Cooling the RAM I Currently Cooled on Water: The CPU and the GPU.
This is the Ram Cooler:
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It was kind of Tricky to get it to fit with 4 RAM Modules seated directly next to eachother, but I got it to fit (see Youtube video on How-to Install the Sticks).
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The Test Results where to my suprise very good!
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The average Temperature of the RAM Sticks dropped from 53° to 37° Celsius !! A 30% Drop.
The maximum Temperature (under Heavy Load) dropped from 87° to 49 ° Celsius, a 45% Drop!!
There was hardly any negative result on the Temperatures of other key compenents.
So Water Cooling your Memory does pay off!! The only down side was that the Flow Rate of the Cooling Liquid dropped quite a bit; but this did not seem to influance the Temperatures of the Components.
Thought I share this with you all!