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You might find 'Ways to Better Cooling' link in my sig of interest. 1st post is index, click on topics to see them. 2nd postis what I use to monitor air temps in and out of case.

Try removing all unused PCIe back slot covers to let more heated air out. Unplug your back top fan and see what happens My guess it is not help and may be hurting.
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post #1033 of 1427
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

CPU clearance is distance from top of CPU to inside of case. CPU clearance is the maximum height cooler that will fit.
Top of CPU is 8mm above surface of motherboard.
Bottom of RAM is 3mm above top of motherboard


But all vendors state the clearance without taking into account the 5mm extra space or not?

In my case (G-Skill Trident X), I know that a Dark Rock Pro 3 will fit if I remove the RAM fins because I saw a photo of it, although the DRP 3 also states less clearance, just 35mm (would not fit the Trident).

http://www.tweaktown.com/image.php?image=imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/6/0/6072_23_be_quiet_dark_rock_pro_3_cpu_cooler_review_a_winner_in_terms_of_performance_and_quietness_full.jpg

And Noctua states on #2 for the NH-D15 - Ram clearance in dual fan mode: 32mm to mainboard: http://noctua.at/media/wysiwyg/images/noctua_nh_d15_dimensions.jpg

Do they mean with the cooler installed or just the space from the bottom of the heatsink to the bottom of the fan? Because the former would have more or less 37mm of clearance for RAM.

I would appreciate any feedback.
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Originally Posted by Contiusa View Post

But all vendors state the clearance without taking into account the 5mm extra space or not?

In my case (G-Skill Trident X), I know that a Dark Rock Pro 3 will fit if I remove the RAM fins because I saw a photo of it, although the DRP 3 also states less clearance, just 35mm (would not fit the Trident).

http://www.tweaktown.com/image.php?image=imagescdn.tweaktown.com/content/6/0/6072_23_be_quiet_dark_rock_pro_3_cpu_cooler_review_a_winner_in_terms_of_performance_and_quietness_full.jpg

And Noctua states on #2 for the NH-D15 - Ram clearance in dual fan mode: 32mm to mainboard: http://noctua.at/media/wysiwyg/images/noctua_nh_d15_dimensions.jpg

Do they mean with the cooler installed or just the space from the bottom of the heatsink to the bottom of the fan? Because the former would have more or less 37mm of clearance for RAM.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Wow! I'm ashamed of that drawing. redface.gif
Please give me a link to it so I can change it. frown.gif

Here is a better one.

Detailed explanation of how to do it:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1491876/ways-to-better-cooling-airflow-cooler-fan-data/20_20#post_23232751


CPU clearance = top of CPU to case.

Most cooler vendors only give the distance from top of CPU to bottom of fins.
Add 5mm to this and you have the maximum height the RAM can be. This is not the RAM height in socket. It is the physical measurement of RAM itself.

Whoever drew that NH-D15 has no idea how to do mechanical drawings. I'm not sure what they were trying to say. But here is edited drawing I did and verified with fan on cooler.
Here is one showing how high the front fan can be fit. I wouldn't want to mount that high. Partly because the vibration mount is just above the fins. biggrin.gif But It could be mounted 10 mm lower no problem .. meaning 59mm RAM would fit. Of course there is almost no airflow over the fins and heatpipes in that notched out area. tongue.gif
post #1035 of 1427
Thanks! The other drawing works as well thumb.gifbiggrin.gif

From what I see, I think it will be too tight. I have clearance for a 170mm cooler, then the memory cannot be higher than 34mm I suppose.
post #1036 of 1427
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Thanks! The other drawing works as well thumb.gifbiggrin.gif

From what I see, I think it will be too tight. I have clearance for a 170mm cooler, then the memory cannot be higher than 34mm I suppose.
Have you looked at coolers with better RAM clearance with fan? There is a list of coolers and clearances in 'Ways to Better Cooling' linked in my sig.
post #1037 of 1427
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Have you looked at coolers with better RAM clearance with fan? There is a list of coolers and clearances in 'Ways to Better Cooling' linked in my sig.

Nice, I'll take a look. Maybe I'll find another option, because I have been sifting around and there are not many options clear ahead of my 9900NT and up to the D15 in Brazil. There are lots of products not being restored because of the dollar instability. And to import is to pay 100% plus taxes on top of it; makes it unviable.

The worse is that I bought a Havik 140 this week but then the seller gave me a call saying they made a mistake and the cooler was sold out. That was a bummer, because the reviews place it better than the DRP3. I can't find anywhere else. It was going to be my option.
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As an update, I think I'll go with the N14. It fits my ram and my case and I might get better fans later on (from what people say) and catch up with the N15 stock.

Another guy in another forum has the 30.5mm Mushkin Stealth and he had to raise 5mm of the front fan of the N15. In other words, you need to have those extra low profile rams with no heat spreader biggrin.gif OC3D video also shows that the N15 interferes with the PCI-e slot. Mine has a PCI first and it wound not interfere, but these guys from Noctua created a cooler for test benches, not real cases biggrin.gif
Edited by Contiusa - 1/29/16 at 10:54am
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Hello fellow NH-D15 owners. Would like to join!

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On a Asus x99 e ws 3.1 it is very close to the first pcie slot, but my gpu fit there. I only switched slots due to the fact, that the Asus Thunderbolt card works only in the second slot on this board.
Edited by TobsenHB - 1/29/16 at 11:06am
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Buyer Beware, the Cooler is massive, and I trusted the Noctua Compatibility list, Sure they are not wrong with it not blocking the ASUS X99 SABERTOOTH if the gpu does not have a backplate. My 980 ti Strix was touching against it which I thought was fine, but after a complete install You could tell that the card was being forced down a bit while screwing the screws to the card, but with a card like my 670FTW no backplate it was a perfect fit. Just thought I would share this with everyone =)

*The Actual heatsink does not interfere it is the A15 Fan that does!
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