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How do you take the RAM sinks off?

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I've never done it before, kinda wanna get some aftermarket cooling for my ram just because lol. .



Do you just gently pull them off?
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The amount of pressure required varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some manufacturers may use screws to hold the two-halves (where applicable) together and to provide pressure.

Heating the sinks or the heatspreaders will help.

Pics of the Patriot Extreme DIMM's?
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My corsair i did take it off with UNC unbrako key. After taking off each 3 screw per RAM its just to take the heatsink off.
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There's a write up here on how to remove those heatspreaders from Patriot Viper II. Just be very careful because some of them aren't meant to be easily removed and you can rip ICs right out of the PCB (like this guy did with his OCZ DIMMs).


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144



here is what they look like. no screws.
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