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Old November 21, 2014, 06:02 PM
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Default What's a good heat sink for my CPU?

My current i5 2500k(@4.5Ghz) has a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus on it, which I would like to replace with a smaller heat sink because I bought 8GB of ram for my PC recently and I was only able to add 4GB (for a total of 12GB), because the heat sink was too big and wouldn't give me room to add the reminding 4GB.

Should I just use the stock i5 2500k even with the overclock I have on it?

Ideally I wouldn't mind buying a small and inexpensive heat sink that's better than the stock one.

What do you guys think?

Thanks!
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Old November 21, 2014, 06:35 PM
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Do you have a pic? Any chance you can rotate the heatsink 90 deg?
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Old November 21, 2014, 06:38 PM
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Do you have a pic? Any chance you can rotate the heatsink 90 deg?
I thought that the sink was supposed to be in a fixed position?
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Old November 21, 2014, 06:40 PM
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It would offer better cooling with a fore - aft orientation so that airflow goes with the case but it can be rotated north - south if it conflicts with something on the board.
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Old November 21, 2014, 06:52 PM
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Also, are you running a push/pull? If so you can always try it with just one fan opposite to the memory side, or the fan that's blocking your memory can also be slid up the body a bit to provide clearance for the memory.
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Do you have a pic? Any chance you can rotate the heatsink 90 deg?
Desktop.zip - Speedy Share - upload your files here Here are some pics

I don't see how I could move it.
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Desktop.zip - Speedy Share - upload your files here Here are some pics

I don't see how I could move it.
Heh... holy cwap dude... 8 minutes to download an image???? If you go into the advanced posting mode you'll see a paperclip up around the text formatting buttons... that'll let you upload and host the image right here on the website. :)
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Old November 21, 2014, 07:29 PM
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Heh... holy cwap dude... 8 minutes to download an image???? If you go into the advanced posting mode you'll see a paperclip up around the text formatting buttons... that'll let you upload and host the image right here on the website. :)
Yea, I tried that but it failed a few times.
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Old November 21, 2014, 08:19 PM
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Did you unzip the image?
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Old November 21, 2014, 11:12 PM
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Did you unzip the image?
There are 4 images, I took them with my cell and saved him in the PC and then I zipped them and uploaded them to that site. If you want I can just upload each image to a image hosting site instead.
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