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Remove top fins from Corsair Dominator GT to fit air cooler?

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I probably need to remove the top fins from my Corsair Dominator GT sticks to be able to fit a decent air cooler for my CPU. I'm not removing the whole heat spreader, just the removable fins.

My question is, can the sticks get too hot without them? The RAM is the 1,5V, 2133Mhz version. 4x4GB quad channel. They will be installed on a Asus Rampage IV Extreme.
post #2 of 6
If you have to have an air cooler, that's cool.
But you might want to look at the H series closed loops.
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post #3 of 6
The fins are mostly for looks.

You still would have the heatspreaders on which do most of the heat dissipation anyways.

You will be fine to remove the fins. Nice ram btw, they are hard to find it seems.
    
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Yup, it's easily done, all you will need is a Hex headed screw bit or an Allen wrench. Just find the right size and loosen the screws by going left.

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post #5 of 6
Asus Rampage IV Extreme and QUAD Channel 2133Mhz ram doesn't fit with air cooling IMO.


H100 ? RASA 240 ?
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Thanks.

I will have air cooling installed untill I know all the components are working properly in my new system. Then I will start to plan a custom water cooling setup. I will not overclock anything during the testing period.
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