- Jan 29, 2010
Is it true that unless you are doing some sort of overclocking that the RAM with fancy heat spreaders from companies like G. Skill are completely unnecessary? The reason I ask is that the good-selling, well-reviewed high-end RAM always seems to come with them (especially when people link suggestions for gaming rigs, unrelated to whether people say they are going to be doing any overclocking or not) while that RAM without the kits is significantly cheaper. Personally, I've always bought them with the heat spreaders. Have I been shelling out extra coinage to look cool, or is there a measurable benefit to them?