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1. don't quote with pics,

2. just noting that a phone support line for a quick response to a simple question would have been more helpfull.
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well, im pretty disappointed that the cooler is such a bad option for my board, i may drop this thing and move to another that offers me the features i want.

i had to remove one ram heatsink of my dominators to mount a regular sized 120mm in the front, impossible to mount a 38mm on a bloodrage. no one that i seen mentioned it being that kind of a hassle to watch out for every single detail

temps are somewhat ok i guess.

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considering the price of this heatsink, i was very surprised how bad the compatibility of it to a somewhat most sold i7 board is (not to mention the lack of customer support that is basicly send a email and hope for an answer)

heres the pic for proof that i have one and what not,...

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Well the Megahalems sounds like it is a good option for your board, it's just that it never cleared the first RAM module's fin heat-sink, so who do you blame, the Megahalems or your RAM? It's difficult to pin blame on one or the other. Most CPU heat-sinks aren't much taller in terms of clearance, and the clearance is shown on the Megahalems web-site:

http://www.prolimatech.com/products/megahalems.html

I have saw discussions on the forums about the first RAM module being affected by a CPU heat-sink, with the Megahalems and other heat-sinks. The compatibility of the Megahalems is fine, it fits doesn't it? You could easily blame Corsair for the tall heat-sinks on their RAM modules. I know some people have simply changed their RAM for low-profile OCZ or Cosair modules, I'm not suggesting you do the same, but it's just an option.

Personally I have found Prolimatech's customer support great. I've e-mailed them in the past, even with simple one-line questions and got a response the next day. Obviously being in Taiwan they won't call you, but they do answer e-mails. In fact I've found Lian-Li and Prolimatech to have great customer support, better in fact than other companies who do have customer support in the US (*cough*Asus*cough*).

For my system, I used Corsair XMS3 RAM modules, they are low-profile and almost any heat-sink for the CPU will fit over them:



It sounds like you are a candidate for a Thermalright TRUE then, because it is a narrower heat-sink, the Megahalems is 74mm thick, the TRUE is 63mm - that would give you an extra 11mm and would allow your clear 25mm fan to clear the heat-sink on your RAM module. So your options are, (1) leave it as-is, (2) change the CPU heat-sink for a TRUE or (3) change the RAM modules for OCZ or Corsair low-profile modules.

Having said that, your system looks great as it is, very nice.
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...... It sounds like you are a candidate for a Thermalright TRUE then, because it is a narrower heat-sink, the Megahalems is 74mm thick, the TRUE is 63mm - that would give you an extra 11mm and would allow your clear 25mm fan to clear the heat-sink on your RAM module. So your options are, (1) leave it as-is, (2) change the CPU heat-sink for a TRUE or (3) change the RAM modules for OCZ or Corsair low-profile modules.

Having said that, your system looks great as it is, very nice.
well the issue i really have atm is the temps, i managed to brack in a fan as stated, even tho in high end cooling it should be thought of, the heatsink should have just been set off a bit higher i guess, but all in all it doesnt look tooo bad, the heck if i cared bout the looks at this point

my temps with push pull config of low noise fans are still in the sky. my stock heatsink had the same temps then this thing... im goin to give a higher rpm fan / higher pressure fan a try, only thing i cant stand is noise, which is why my plan was to go with a 38mm fan rather then a 25mm ...

long story short, i have managed to figure a way to run it half way decently, but temps still suck
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Just to add, here's a picture showing the difference in height between the Dominator's and the XMS3 modules I have, I hope this helps in some way.

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Just to add, here's a picture showing the difference in height between the Dominator's and the XMS3 modules I have, I hope this helps in some way.
thanks , actually gives me the idea of possibly changing the ram out IF! the higher rpm fan is goin to lower my temps to a acceptable range
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thanks , actually gives me the idea of possibly changing the ram out IF! the higher rpm fan is goin to lower my temps to a acceptable range
It really doesn't seem like to me that a fan would help you that much. If the Mega is giving you same temps as your stock heatsink at STOCK clocks then it isn't only a fan issue. Have you tried re-seating at all? Are you applying TIM using the correct method? Are the screws down tight enough?

I find it funny that your saying the temperatures are terrible with Mega when no one else is having the issue. It seems pretty obvious to me that it is either a faulty Mega which I am sure Prolimatech would refund/replace or it is faulty installation. Whatever the case may be it is fixable.
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well the issue i really have atm is the temps, i managed to brack in a fan as stated, even tho in high end cooling it should be thought of, the heatsink should have just been set off a bit higher i guess, but all in all it doesnt look tooo bad, the heck if i cared bout the looks at this point

my temps with push pull config of low noise fans are still in the sky. my stock heatsink had the same temps then this thing... im goin to give a higher rpm fan / higher pressure fan a try, only thing i cant stand is noise, which is why my plan was to go with a 38mm fan rather then a 25mm ...

long story short, i have managed to figure a way to run it half way decently, but temps still suck
Well the temperatures may not be that great on your system, but know that they would be worse with most other heat-sinks out there. Also what TIM did you use? I used Noctua NT-H1, no curing and it doesn't separate like MX-2 did when I tried it. IC Diamond 7 is very good too, it's just as thick as mud.

I think if the heat-sink was offset higher to clear RAM modules, there would be too much gravity on the Megahalems when it sits vertically, it would pull at the board more, as it is, the Megahalems is 790g, with a fan that makes the entire unit 1kg!

I would re-mount the Megahalems if I were you, use the line method of applying the TIM and make sure the Megahalems is tightened down properly. In my opinion push/pull is a waste of time, you'll shave off maybe 1 or 2 degrees, the extra weight and cable floating around the case doesn't justify the minimal gain.

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thanks , actually gives me the idea of possibly changing the ram out IF! the higher rpm fan is goin to lower my temps to a acceptable range
I would try just one push higher CFM fan, but after a re-mount. At one point when I had a Noctua SE1366 U12P heat-sink, I mounted it and had bad temperatures, literally approaching 90 degrees C, then I took it off and found this:



For some reason, and I mounted it several times, there was little contact in the middle of the base with my CPU. I changed it to the Megahalems and while the base is convex, contact was great.
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... I find it funny that your saying the temperatures are terrible with Mega when no one else is having the issue. It seems pretty obvious to me that it is either a faulty Mega which I am sure Prolimatech would refund/replace or it is faulty installation. Whatever the case may be it is fixable.
im goin to reseat later, i guess a simple smearing the cpu with as5 method is not good enough for the mighty mega/i7 920 combo,

if the load temps were lower then 68 i wouldn't have a issue as the idle is down @ 37 - 41.

screws are tight enough, dont wanna bend the board

im goin to try some 70 cfm loons later today, and will post the temp update

oh and for the update again, im running this setup complete stock, fail safe defaults of the bloodrage, i want my cooling performance to be done before i touch any settings.

thanks for all the help guys (especially aln688!)
Edited by hitman1985 - 10/9/09 at 9:40am
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Yeah, surely Prolimatech will replace that heatsink, they have a very good customer service. They just ship out a brand new replacement MegaShadow to me today.
Edited by kevindd992002 - 10/9/09 at 9:49am
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Yeah, surely Prolimatech will replace that fan, they have a very good customer service. They just ship out a brand new replacement MegaShadow to me today.
Prolimatech won't replace fans as they don't supply them.
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