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I think that the after market cpu cooler is a much better looking and better for cooling than the stock. being so close to the ram I would remove the heat sink from the module.

Is there any disadvantage or negative affects from removing the heatsink from the module? Or is the CPU heatsink being close helping with the cooling?
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Is there any disadvantage or negative affects from removing the heatsink from the module? Or is the CPU heatsink being close helping with the cooling?
None really, RAM doesn't get anywhere near dangerous temps. Most heatsinks on the ram are just for looks.
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I wouldn't feel comfortable not having both fans on the heatsink and also closing off the sides.

You'd feel more comfortable putting constant pressure on your DIMM slot?
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Is there any disadvantage or negative affects from removing the heatsink from the module?

Depends on how the heatspreaders are attached and how hot your memory gets. Most memory will work completely fine without them, but they are often attached well enough that getting them off without risking damage can take some know-how.
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Or is the CPU heatsink being close helping with the cooling?

The CPU heatsink pushing up against the memory is not a good thing and is not helping with cooling. Having some airflow around the memory is generally wise, but you'd get this without the heatsink and RAM being in physical contact.
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Is there any disadvantage or negative affects from removing the heatsink from the module? Or is the CPU heatsink being close helping with the cooling?
None really, RAM doesn't get anywhere near dangerous temps. Most heatsinks on the ram are just for looks.



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I wouldn't feel comfortable not having both fans on the heatsink and also closing off the sides.

You'd feel more comfortable putting constant pressure on your DIMM slot?
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Originally Posted by Moynesy View Post

Is there any disadvantage or negative affects from removing the heatsink from the module?

Depends on how the heatspreaders are attached and how hot your memory gets. Most memory will work completely fine without them, but they are often attached well enough that getting them off without risking damage can take some know-how.
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Or is the CPU heatsink being close helping with the cooling?

The CPU heatsink pushing up against the memory is not a good thing and is not helping with cooling. Having some airflow around the memory is generally wise, but you'd get this without the heatsink and RAM being in physical contact.

Thanks folks. Think I'll just stick to stock cooler for now and leave the Ram as it is. Don't want to risk damaging something.
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Are you using only one RAM module ? What's preventing you to move RAM to further slot if that's the case ?
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Are you using only one RAM module ? What's preventing you to move RAM to further slot if that's the case ?

Using two, just in the image I only had one in place at the time to demonstrate. I ended up going with Stock Cooler. Idle temps 35-45 and in games its 50-65 range. So its fine for me. Also very quiet.
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