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How do I cool my ram without disrupting airflow

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The green arrow represents the push/pull airflow for cpu heatsink

The red represents the ram im looking to cool

how can I cool the ram without disrupting the cpu push/pull flow?
    
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1st clean up the cables and give the air somewhere to flow.

2nd turn the push pull around to go out the back and add a fan in the 5.25 slots to push air over the ram to the cpu push pull to the back case fan
    
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Can't really tell because of the red color block, but do your sticks have heatsinks on them?
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post #4 of 20
That's an interesting fan configuration you have going there.
I recommend flipping your CPU fans to exhaust air out the back of the case, this will help in cooling the RAM somewhat.
Realistically though, there's no reason to cool RAM unless you are doing some very extreme overclocking.
post #5 of 20
You really should be blowing the hot air out the back of the case. By turning the fans towards the rear, the right most fan will provide some cooling to the ram by pulling air over it. If you are really concerned about you ram over heating you can buy a 5.25 slot cooler that will push air over the ram from the front of the case or a ram cooler that will tower above the modules.
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yes the ram has heatsinks, but just with playing around with a loose fan, the motherboard temp goes down from 46 to 42 (under load)...

Im going to flip the push pull around. I use the case without the side panel, so im going for a more direct fan flow on components, then a full case air-flow

I will also clean up the cables once my fans/ temp sensors are more permanent
    
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post #7 of 20
I suggest removing the fan right above the card (pointed by the red arrow in the pic below). It is likely to interfere with the airflow of the CPU cooler.
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I suggest removing the fan right above the card (pointed by the red arrow in the pic below). It is likely to interfere with the airflow of the CPU cooler.
even if i flipped it around?
    
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post #9 of 20
Hey to make it easy on you the fan(s) needs to be going to the back of the case and the memory will not be getting hot at all any way.Trust me and Good Luck.
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even if i flipped it around?
I would just completely remove the fan over the GPU.
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