Friday, April 25, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How To Paint Your RAM Heat Spreaders In 7 Easy Steps

What are RAM Heat Spreaders?
Exactly what they sound like. They literally help to SPREAD the heat away from the RAM modules to ensure not only that your computer parts don't melt or fry but to also keep things running and functioning smoothly.  

Does painting the Heat Spreaders affect heat conduction?
Probably, but heat dissipation on RAM modules is not as important as you would think. 

Why do it?
Why not? Okay well maybe a little bit more than that. Matt decided to paint his red because, well, everything else in his build is red. Mainly aesthetics really. Okay, only aesthetics. 

What is needed?
Your RAM (duh), isopropyl alcohol at least 92%, spray paint, double sided tape, cotton balls, containers, cardboard box or plastic sheets, flat head screwdriver, scissors, patience. 

How is it done?
Carefully and with time. All in all it took a total of maybe 2 hours. Most of that was time spent to make sure all the parts were dry before moving on to the next step or soaking to make sure no gunk was left on. The written steps are below and below them there is a video tutorial on how it is done, if you are more of a visual learner.