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I've read somewhere that Patriot Viper ram heatspreaders can be removed but you need special tools that only Patriot has.

But would it also cause problem if I simply cut off the top fins of the ram with a bandsaw?

Reason I ask is because with any new cooler I want to buy, theres going to be issues with clearance.

I don't want to buy a whole new set of ram along with a new cooler.

And I also don't want THIS to happen:




But if removing it isn't an option, would cutting the fins off effect it? Besides voiding the warrenty?
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I've read somewhere that Patriot Viper ram heatspreaders can be removed but you need special tools that only Patriot has.

But would it also cause problem if I simply cut off the top fins of the ram with a bandsaw?

Reason I ask is because with any new cooler I want to buy, theres going to be issues with clearance.

I don't want to buy a whole new set of ram along with a new cooler.

And I also don't want THIS to happen:




But if removing it isn't an option, would cutting the fins off effect it? Besides voiding the warrenty?

cutting the fins off does nothing but void warrant and change thier appearance, heat transfer wise thier pretty useless lol. id try a low setting on a heat gun to melt the glue holding the heatspreaders on.
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I'd worry about any tension you may apply and possibly obstructive vibrations. At least if your RAM craps out it's a fairly light loss
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