If i were you, i would paint just one connector thats still attached to the board then test that connector afterwards to see if it still works etc.
I've decided to try and sell it, by the way. I'll sell it for 120$ shipped within the US. So if anyone is interested, give me a holler.
RAM coolers came in today from Performance-PCs. They look really good.
They're not all pictured, but there's 3 of them for 3 DDR-3 sticks that I'm running in triple channel.
I wanted to see what they looked like installed on the motherboard. Since it's necessary to remove the heat spreaders from the RAM first before installing them, that's what I began to do.
The heat spreaders came off quite easily. These were the OCZ Gold sticks that I'm using.
A shot of the RAM cooler from the top.
I'll be running Bitspower rotaries into these since they'll be stacked so close together on the board.
Here's a shot of the entire heat spreader removed from the RAM.
The coolers come with thermal pads, but the ones they shipped are too thick to use with double-sided memory, so I'll have to see if I can pick up some thinner pads tomorrow.
And it's snowing again here. Can't believe it. It's snowed 4 times in the past 1.5 months. That's unheard of for this area.