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I just got 2 more ripjaws sticks - I had my first 2 sticks in slots 1 and 3, and I was planning on putting the new ones in 0 and 2, but there's just not enough clearance under my heatsink for the tall ripjaws heatsink fins.

I notice the heatsink is glued on. Is it safe to simply remove it? Just pull it off? Does ram really need cooling? I have a HAF 922 case and it would be right under my CPU cooler so there should be plenty of airflow there.
    
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I just got 2 more ripjaws sticks - I had my first 2 sticks in slots 1 and 3, and I was planning on putting the new ones in 0 and 2, but there's just not enough clearance under my heatsink for the tall ripjaws heatsink fins.
I notice the heatsink is glued on. Is it safe to simply remove it? Just pull it off? Does ram really need cooling? I have a HAF 922 case and it would be right under my CPU cooler so there should be plenty of airflow there.

They should come off, They are not needed. total gimick unless your REALLY cranking stupid voltages though them. RAM runs very cool these days.
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You'll be fine removing those heatsinks. Heat them up with a hairdryer and use slow steady pressure to remove them and enjoy. thumb.gif
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Glue on Ripjaws is not strong enough to tear ICs off the PCB. As long as you don't bend the modules too much or cut fingers (edges on Ripjaws are quite sharp) - you should be alright.
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Umm... I have DEFINITELY seen a friend ruin a DIMM of Ripjaws (RJ-X 8GB 2133 DIMM) by trying to remove the heatspreader, it pulled two IC's off with it, even after using a hairdryer and going extremely slowly.
I would suggest that if you really want to be safe, to not only heat up the DIMMs but to also get some kind of solvent to help dissolve the adhesive.
   
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