Wow! Those readings sure are something to behold. While the ram I am using in this review is nothing too hot, temperatures under load began to nudge the 60c mark. While those temperatures are still well within specification, I do wonder how higher end modules with tighter timings and higher speeds would fare. Not only that, but running at those temperatures will almost certainly shorten the lifespan of the memory.
Adding the Thermalright coolers knocked almost 17c off those temps when the modules were placed under 100% load. This is an amazing feat and while the differences would no doubt be less with modules which already have heatsinks attached, I would argue that the Thermalright coolers are much more efficient at cooling than any pre-heatsinked module could offer.
I did try overclocking the memory further but alas on this occasion, temperature wasn't the limiting factor in the memory overclocking department. Should your memory be cooking itself though, I would certainly suggest adding a set of these coolers and even if it's not, for the bling factor alone, these colours are the business!
Let's head over to the conclusion where I compose my thoughts...