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Old October 18, 2011, 09:09 PM
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Default Linus, I need help picking a HSF that fits with 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance ram!

Hey Linus!

Big fan of your show! I saw on your profile that we can come here to ask you questions.

Well.. here's the issue.

I have 4x4gb Corsair Vengeance ram and they have really really tall heat spreaders =/

I was wondering what heatsink fits with this RAM. I had an i3 2100 and I just bought an i5 2500k. I need a good HS that will fit nicely with these DIMMs but it seems most are way too big and cover the first slot.

Can you gimme some advice on cooling for my new CPU without blocking the RAM (its height... my god)
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Old October 18, 2011, 10:24 PM
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What motherboard is it? For a 99% guaranteed fit, one of the self contained liquid cooling units will work (H50 - 100).
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Old October 23, 2011, 12:52 PM
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Yup...agreed with NI3. The only way your doing this is with the pre-built water coolers. Otherwise, you'll just be using the stock cooler. I can't think of any after-market HSF that will fit. :/
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Old November 21, 2011, 07:34 AM
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Old December 12, 2011, 02:43 PM
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I think that most coolers are tall enough to fit over top of the first stick of RAM. I have a Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 that fits, and I'm sure that a common cooler like the CoolerMaster 212 is the same. The only caveat is that I have to remove the cooler before i can remove/install RAM.
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or you can do what my friend did, take a dremel and cut off the fins
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or you can do what my friend did, take a dremel and cut off the fins
duno whats sadder...the fact that people do this instead of just getting a cheaper heatsink that would actually fit and perform better due to not being gimped or that this is only the 2nd worst heatsink mod ive ever heard of (worst was some idiot who chopped off the top of all the heatpipes so he could close the side panel).
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Old December 12, 2011, 08:58 PM
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Chill bro, my bud had his ram stock speeds stock voltage, so it doesnt run hot esp with the fan on his cpu heatsink cooling it. The vengeance ram with the low profile heatsink is the same thing. unless the cpu is watercooled, then the ram can get warm at a voltage like 1.65v because theres more airflow going past the heatspreaders. I saw the post of the guy cutting off the ends of the heatpipes and THAT would really affect the performance because the heat transfer of heatpipes depends on the juice inside them
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duno whats sadder...the fact that people do this instead of just getting a cheaper heatsink that would actually fit and perform better due to not being gimped or that this is only the 2nd worst heatsink mod ive ever heard of (worst was some idiot who chopped off the top of all the heatpipes so he could close the side panel).
I believe he was referring to the fins on the top of the ram.. Not the CPU heatsink. :)

Those tall modules can be quite hard to fit with most aftermarket coolers. I haven't found one that works personally, but I would look at the all in one water cooling solutions as NI3 suggested.
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Old December 13, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Closed water loop, For a little i3 I would toss on a coolermaster hyper 212+ .
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