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Double sided outdoor mounting tape? Mehbhey?
    
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Sometimes you can use screws in the gaps of your mobo heatsink. I did that for my NB heatsink with a 60mm for a while. I'd take pics but I'm out of town atm.
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Sometimes you can use screws in the gaps of your mobo heatsink. I did that for my NB heatsink with a 60mm for a while. I'd take pics but I'm out of town atm.
Be awesome if you can show them .

Could anybody show me pics of attaching the 60mm fan on the ram?
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Sometimes you can use screws in the gaps of your mobo heatsink. I did that for my NB heatsink with a 60mm for a while. I'd take pics but I'm out of town atm.
*bump*

Got those pics yet
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post #15 of 21
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How would u zip tip a 60mm fan on the 965p-ds3p northbridge?
The actual northbridge chip is quite small so there is always some part of the heatsink that hangs over the edge.

If you're looking at the motherboard in the case you would run one thin zip tie underneath the left side of the heatsink from top to bottom just to the right of the mounting screw. Then just loop it up and over and through the mounting holes of the fan. You may need two depending on the length but they're easy enough to combine.

Then do the same for the other side.

It's probably best to do this without the CPU heatsink and video card installed simply because it'll give you more room to work. You may also run into some clearance issues if your CPU heatsink hangs out over your northbridge heatsink so be prepared to have the new northbridge fan a bit off center.

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post #16 of 21
I get a feeling this might turn to something like this mobo on fire thread we had a while ago. Make sure you have a camera lying around...only joking
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post #17 of 21
Bah!

As long as you're smart about it you should be fine although mounting a fan over the memory will be a bit tough.

I'm curious though, why won't the memory cooler fit over the memory? Is your memory too tall, are the dimm slots too long, etc, etc? You may be able to jerry rig the cooler with zip ties again to go around the outside of the first and fourth slot. With enough tension you should have enough resistance to have it mounted securely and with the tabs that secure your memory sticking out a tiny bit simply be design it shouldn't pop off either.
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post #18 of 21
Are you willing to drill at all?

Do you have an extra PCI slot cover?

If so then you could attach the fan to the long surface of the PCI slot braket, and attach the small surface to the motherboard (with appropriate spacing to avoid shorts) or to the wall of the case.

And yes SpotCool works great.

http://www.overclock.net/3192338-post35.html

Essentially the PCI slot with its already-in-place 90-degree bend would serve the same purpose.
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Bah!

As long as you're smart about it you should be fine although mounting a fan over the memory will be a bit tough.

I'm curious though, why won't the memory cooler fit over the memory? Is your memory too tall, are the dimm slots too long, etc, etc? You may be able to jerry rig the cooler with zip ties again to go around the outside of the first and fourth slot. With enough tension you should have enough resistance to have it mounted securely and with the tabs that secure your memory sticking out a tiny bit simply be design it shouldn't pop off either.
Gfx card gets in the way . Plus also with the zip ties, theres hardly enough space to fit a zip tie under >_>
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post #20 of 21
someone zip tied fans to the ram by looping the zip ties around the release tabs.

also, isn't duct tape conducive?
 
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