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Hey all,

I want to know if the heatsinks on my kingston hyperX can be removed and replaced with better ones

this is the ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104246

these are the possible heatsinks:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233034

let me know. Its mostly for the looks but it will also be a water cooled rig and not much air will be flowing around that area. Plus i want to dabble with overclocking the ram a bit when its all set up.

thanks.
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Is there an adhesive holding them on ? Is so I've heard using a razor blade, very gently, to get them off.
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You probably could remove the stock heatsinks, but they might be stuck on there pretty good. I wouldn't risk it unless you find out they get really hot when overclocking.

This might help:

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yea not sure i haven't really looked yet, i just came here asking if someone had tried it. i doubt they get too warm i just wanted cover all of my bases lol.
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thanks for your help all, i think im going to ditch the idea and keep em stock. lol at least for now, im terribly indecisive biggrin.gif
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Keeping them stock is a good choice. Ram heatspreaders make barely any difference (if at all) since DDR3 doesn't get very hot. The only time I've ever seen cooling help with memory is freezing it and I think the only reason that helps is because you can send higher voltage more safely.
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