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Thermal Right Silver Arrow SB-E X2 Heatsink obstructed by RAM? HELP!

post #1 of 7
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I'm currently trying to install my Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 Heatsink.

I've placed it parallel in line with my RAM but when I try to place the fan on the RAM gets in the way? I'm not sure if I do place the fan RAM side or whether I place one fan in the centre and the other on the left side in line with the fan and ports out the back?

Or whether it's possible to turn 180 degrees around and do it like that?

Any help?

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
What kind of RAM do you have? Depending on the type, you can sometimes remove parts of the heat spreaders to make them shorter (i.e. older Corsair Dominator, G.Skill Trident X, etc...)
post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by francisw19 View Post

What kind of RAM do you have? Depending on the type, you can sometimes remove parts of the heat spreaders to make them shorter (i.e. older Corsair Dominator, G.Skill Trident X, etc...)


Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Vengeance Memory Four Module Kit
post #4 of 7
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can I not have one fan next to my cpu fan, and the other fan in the middle of the heatsink rather than over the RAM? So both fans are facing left away from my RAM.
post #5 of 7
Yeah the Vengeance has a solid heat sink. You can setup the Silver Arrow with one fan in the middle and the other one toward the back of the case as you were thinking. Just make sure both fans are going the same direction and exhausting out the back of your case. There might be a slight decrease in performance using a "pull" setup like this, but as long as your CPU temps are OK it's nothing to worry about. TBH, the Silver Arrow is a great heat sink (one of the best you can get) so I can't see you having any problems. thumb.gif
Edited by francisw19 - 6/14/13 at 1:33pm
post #6 of 7
You can run a single fan in middle too if need be. It will only raise temps by 1c.
post #7 of 7
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So I powered up and got three beeps there was no display visually. This leads me to think I did not connect some certain cables correctly? I don't want to do it tonight though it stresses me out too much -.-.
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