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Weird Pads On Memory Chips, Normal?

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#1 aepuppetmaster


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Posted 15 October 2006 - 08:13 AM

i was opening up a broken 360 i bought, which has a 0110 memmory error, and when i took the mobo out of the tray these weird pads where on the memory on the back. I've never seen/heard of these before but maybe that just me. Are they normal?
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Posted 15 October 2006 - 09:19 AM

Someone was talking about this a couple weeks ago I heard that they are "heat transfer pads" and they transfer the heat to the casing

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 11:43 AM

Yep theyre normal to have and yes they transfer heat from the RAM chips to the metal casing. I would highly reccommend keeping them on, as they help quite a bit.

If any RAM chips are damaged/not working, itll be any of the 4 chip on the top of the motherboard. Ill be its one of the two sitting under the GPU heatsink

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