3D Nuts heeft een artikel geschreven over die leuke heatsinkjes op het DDR geheugen van de Hercules Prophet II. Wat blijkt? De heatsinkjes zijn erg slecht op het ram geplakt: alleen de randen maken contact waardoor de heatsinkjes meer werken als isolatie. Dat was natuurlijk onacceptabel voor hun en daarom hebben zij de heatsink eraf gesloopt, even het ram gelapt en hem weer terug gezet. Deze actie bleek goed te zijn voor het overclocken van het geheugen, het ging zonder problemen naar 400 MHz :
Now once youíve got all your RAM sinks back on (you must be really bored to go through all this in the name of science), power your system up and try overclocking it even further. Could you get it any higher? (Funny, thatís what my wife AND Toolfanís girl asked me last night) I was able to overclock mine all the way up to 400 stable (which is as high as Powerstrip is able to go)!!! NO anomalies or anything! The temperature of the heatsink was about 120 degrees, which is good because it shows that the RAM is doing its job. The more heat the RAM sink draws away from the RAM, the hotter it gets. Now even as I right this, I have the Unreal Tournament flyby demo running in the background. But I worry about screwing up my card, so I may clock it down a bit. On second thought, nah!
[...] Now Jon also tells us that the core is held on by some rather shitty tape, so I may look into using the above method to get some extra speed out of that. But honestly, itís not worth it. Overclocking the GTSís core resulted in a zero framerate increase in any of the games I tested. Even with the memory overclocked, the core is just so much faster than the memory that overclocking the core does absolutely nothing but shorten the life of your card (oh, like lapping the memory is so much healthier). So stick to overclocking the memory, but remember that heat is not the only barrier to overclocking RAM. At very high frequencies, the transistors in the RAM simply cannot conduct electricity efficiently, resulting in artifacting and lockups. So even if you keep the RAM cooler, thereís still a barrier that will keep the RAM from reaching certain speeds. So thereíll be no overclocking to 1000Mhz, kiddies.