>remove the heatspreader they said
>following any tips posted on 4chan
The only "reason" they are there is for marketing.
OP is just a retard who didn't use a heat gun to loosen the adhesive before prying.
This. Doing it backwards is asking for trouble...you could have heated the RAM stick up but still, who puts a cooler on their RAM? If you've got half decent airflow and temps inside your case there's literally no need.
You could just let the RAM heat up naturally using your pc, running some RAM-intensive software for a few minutes, the paste would become softer and it would be removed easily.
I saaw this thread got curious and took the heatsink off an old stick of DDR memory. One of the chips came off with the heatsink, but it's just held on with a big strip of tape. It's easy to get them off the board. Just never ever buy high profile ram it's completely pointless
Currently forcing them off the board to use as board game pieces but when I removed the plate one of the chips was stuck to the grey tape
OP here. Now that I have my noctua installed, turns out that I didnt need to make my 3x4gb ram any shorter after all. I'm an idiot who just wiped out 1/3 of his ram for no reason. Oh well, they say that 8gb is gud enuff
You're supposed to heat the spreader to weaken the compound you idiot.
Also, I can see that the DIMM is literally bent from the force you used to remove the spreader. You should have realised that you weren't doing it right.
You're making poor Hiroyuki-san look like a fool.
>believe the meme that heatspreaders are useless
top kek, a company wouldn't go so far as to use these types of bonding materials if it offered no advatnage.
Enjoy your random crashes unless you lower the speed/increase the timing.
"muh marketing placebo"
Of course they would, I mean everything just a meme for show isn't it?