Did you touch the heat spreader or the RAM itself? I am guessing you touched the heat spreader.
Have you ever put a paper towel down onto a spot of water? The towel will soak it up. In physics, this is called "Capillary Action." This is what your heat spreader (dissipator) does. It soaks up the heat from the RAM and exhausts it through what is equivalent to evaporative heat action. I use this to heat my apt in the winter, sucking heat from surrounding apartments to heat my own, therefore saving money on my power bill.
One thing you can do to increase the cooling action of the heat spreaders is get a RAM Cooler. I bought the Corsair RAM fan, it works great. Kind of unknown right off how to install. But, you tighten the brackets down completely, then slide them from the side of the RAM brackets across all 4 on either side until is is over all the RAM.
Here, check it out:http://www.tigerdire...e...5&CatId=496
I don't have Corsair Dominator RAM, or even Corsair RAM. I have OCZ Platinum RAM. But, this product gets the job done.
Edited by CrazyIvan007, 02 September 2008 - 10:12 AM.