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post #1 of 21
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So my new Maximus Formula/Rampage mobo really likes to Volt the ram..
My teamExtreme ram was really getting rather warm.

Soooo,I grabbed a ball point pen(hexagonal shaped one)gutted it and cut it in 2.
1x 80mm generic fan ,
and 4x 100mm tie straps or zip ties.

The added benefit of the fan is its got spare capacity for the NB as well..It overlaps the ram and dumps some cold air all over the NB.

Bingo !



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post #2 of 21
I don't see how it would stay on there. Is there some sort of a 'pinching' method going on? Or is it dependent on gravity/orientation??

Cool idea none the less.
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post #3 of 21
ah, zip ties, a modders best friend. 430 posts!
post #4 of 21

If it works, it works.
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post #5 of 21
lol nice cheap solution :]
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post #6 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JoBlo69 View Post
I don't see how it would stay on there. Is there some sort of a 'pinching' method going on? Or is it dependent on gravity/orientation??

Cool idea none the less.
Its held on by one of these at the top AND one at the bottom..yea,so its pulled towards one another in a pinching action.
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post #7 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigKriss View Post
So my new Maximus Formula/Rampage mobo really likes to Volt the ram..
My teamExtreme ram was really getting rather warm.

Soooo,I grabbed a ball point pen(hexagonal shaped one)gutted it and cut it in 2.
1x 80mm generic fan ,
and 4x 100mm tie straps or zip ties.

The added benefit of the fan is its got spare capacity for the NB as well..It overlaps the ram and dumps some cold air all over the NB.

Bingo !
lol thats how we roll
    
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post #8 of 21
lol! ghetto mod FTW!
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post #9 of 21
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To update this,
Been making a tri fan cooler for a week now and finally finished the prototype.
3x 60mm 12v fans,and some ally plate..
Its a prototype coz I screwed up measuring and had to add a bracket.
Clips over the ram locks and works well..Will have some "frames" professionally cut and bent..
Ill post the final version soon.


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320 G s-ata ,x2 250 G s-ata x2. Asus QuieTrack/Samsung.20x . WIN 7 RC. 2X Acer AL2216W lcd 22" and CMV Ct-720D 19". lcd. 
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post #10 of 21
I was about to do something similar, but ram doesn't need fans on them... they really don't even need those heatsinks.

My CPU cooler blows air from the ram towards the back of the case, so if I do cool my ram, my CPU will suffer because of the disrupted airflow.
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