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It's chill man.
- chmodlabs

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So.... have you made a decision on how you are going to proceed? Still going back to the H series?
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So.... have you made a decision on how you are going to proceed? Still going back to the H series?

Well that h80 combo in the marketplace sold about an hour ago, so I'm going to probably just get a corsair h80 from newegg.
Unless someone can verify that I will indeed be able to mount the cooler vertically without ram overhang.
- chmodlabs
post #33 of 41
Almost all "heatspreaders" on current consumer RAM kits are for aesthetics anyway. If you look close enough, some if not most don't even touch the IC's. Sometimes they will make contact with only one or a few or sometimes none at all. I've taken off almost all my spreaders for the last 10+ years, or however long they have been using them. Now, some kits do have descent spreaders that will make contact with all the IC's, but they are not needed in all but the most extreme cases. They do help, sure, but not needed imo. This is, of course, if yours even makes contact with the majority of IC's. You can usually tell easily by looking close enough. I went as far as putting thermal grease between some sets, just to test if my eyes were deceiving me. Good majority of the time, at least half the IC's had no contact, with at least 4 out of 10 sets with no IC's touching.

This may vary with manufacturers, but I have checked quite a few and found mixed results even between the same manufacturer but with different sets. For example, my current G.Skill Snipers in my 2600k build didn't have a single IC making contact with the spreader. One of my Phenom II builds has a more generic G.Skill set that had almost all the IC's touching, but only on one stick. The other had 1 IC making little contact. YMMV. Just giving my experiences and results.
post #34 of 41
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Correct. It will depend on how you setup up your fans and the direction of your cooler. Why not just upgrade to something that you don't have to worry about clearance issues with? The H80 can be found cheap if you know where to look. wink.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1256610/corsair-h80/0_20

 

I don't suggest buying used closed loops because of the lack of warranty. If a leak destroys his whole computer, then he is basically screwed.

    
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I don't suggest buying used closed loops because of the lack of warranty. If a leak destroys his whole computer, then he is basically screwed.

It already sold. Didn't buy it.
Thanks for the advice smile.gif
- chmodlabs
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Almost all "heatspreaders" on current consumer RAM kits are for aesthetics anyway. If you look close enough, some if not most don't even touch the IC's. Sometimes they will make contact with only one or a few or sometimes none at all. I've taken off almost all my spreaders for the last 10+ years, or however long they have been using them. Now, some kits do have descent spreaders that will make contact with all the IC's, but they are not needed in all but the most extreme cases. They do help, sure, but not needed imo. This is, of course, if yours even makes contact with the majority of IC's. You can usually tell easily by looking close enough. I went as far as putting thermal grease between some sets, just to test if my eyes were deceiving me. Good majority of the time, at least half the IC's had no contact, with at least 4 out of 10 sets with no IC's touching.
This may vary with manufacturers, but I have checked quite a few and found mixed results even between the same manufacturer but with different sets. For example, my current G.Skill Snipers in my 2600k build didn't have a single IC making contact with the spreader. One of my Phenom II builds has a more generic G.Skill set that had almost all the IC's touching, but only on one stick. The other had 1 IC making little contact. YMMV. Just giving my experiences and results.

This is encouraging. I never look at the inside of my pc anyway so it looks like it's back to the NH-D14!
- chmodlabs
post #37 of 41
umm lack of warranty have you not read the treads about some of these leaking (a very small few) and corsair payed them for all the damaged components

Humm that sounds like one crapy warranty rolleyes.gif

In another note chmodlabs in all seriousness PICK UP A RAZA KIT lol or the raystorm one they do not cost all that much and its more that enough to put that 2600k @5ghz if the chip allows been running my 2500k @ 5ghz since the day I got it with a raystorm the bay rez pump and a ex 360 and they are stupid easy to set up smile.gif
Edited by JozefH - 5/14/12 at 8:38am
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umm lack of warranty have you not read the treads about some of these leaking (a very small few) and corsair payed them for all the damaged components
Humm that sounds like one crapy warranty rolleyes.gif
In another note chmodlabs in all seriousness PICK UP A RAZA KIT lol or the raystorm one they do not cost all that much and its more that enough to put that 2600k @5ghz if the chip allows been running my 2500k @ 5ghz since the day I got it with a raystorm the bay rez pump and a ex 360 and they are stupid easy to set up smile.gif

 

If he does not buy the unit from an authorized dealer, then he won't have a warranty.

    
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post #39 of 41
DO NOT GET NH D14 is a huge Piece of heatsink haging of ur mobo and make problems for cleaning TIM, cleaning case, moving fans, putting new cpus biggrin.gif
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that could go foul if you rip a chip off..can't you just grind down the fins on one or two?
If you're not on x58 ....12 mb of RAM is gimping your system to single channel.
Why not just leave one stick out? biggrin.gif Sell it or something wink.gif
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Obviously you guys don't understand how it works..Let's see what your Maxxmem scores look like with
that 12 gb of RAM rolleyes.gif
Then maybe use just 2 sticks in the proper slots for dual-channel and run it again biggrin.gif

That is not correct. For a few years now Intel has had a flexible memory system called Flex mode. If you have an uneven number of sticks or an even number of sticks with different capacities, it will still enable dual channel memory operation.

For example:

- In chmodlabs's case, the two sticks that normally work in dual channel mode, work in dual channel mode as usual and the third works in single channel mode.

- If someone were to have 2 x 2 GB + 2 GB and 1 GB, the first two sticks would work in dual channel and the second sticks would work like this: the first gigabyte of the 2 GB DIMM would work in dual channel with the 1 GB DIMM, and the other gigabyte in the 2 GB DIMM would work in single channel.


This flexible mode is of course not as fast as dual channel mode, but it is not single channel.

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I plan to use a hair dryer or heat gun to loosen the adhesive on the ram sinks and then carefully peel each off. Ironically enough the ram sinks aren't even touching most of the modules to begin with. And with corsair vengeance ram you can't really just clip a few pins off, but I actually might look into that with some big clippers.
- chmodlabs biggrin.gif


Don't use a hair dryer, it can produce static electricity and damage the sticks.
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Well that h80 combo in the marketplace sold about an hour ago, so I'm going to probably just get a corsair h80 from newegg.
Unless someone can verify that I will indeed be able to mount the cooler vertically without ram overhang.
- chmodlabs

You can try mounting the cooler to blow air upwards, but even then I doubt you can fit the stick nearest to the CPU.
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