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I just purchased a set of 6gb Corsair Dominators (i ordered cas8 and got cas7 and it was only 80 bucks on eBay) and the heatsink on the RAM won't fit under my fan for my Zalman cnps10x CPU cooler. I was going to purchase a Armageddon in a couple months or upgrade to liquid cooling when i get my referee pay check but until then I was planning to make my fan next to my RAM on the other side of the heatsink and have it push air out of my case. How do I do this?
post #2 of 21
It appears that there are metal fan clips holding the fan on, yes?

Are there any mounting holes or grooves on the other side? Otherwise may I suggest unscrewing the fins off one of the DIMMs?
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post #3 of 21
Um, flip the fan 180 degrees.
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It appears that there are metal fan clips holding the fan on, yes?

Are there any mounting holes or grooves on the other side? Otherwise may I suggest unscrewing the fins off one of the DIMMs?
yeah the zalman cnps10x supports two fans but I just want one on the other side.
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Um, flip the fan 180 degrees.
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post #6 of 21
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how does that work though and does he mean flip like rotate or flip. If it's just flip then wont there be issues with the clip....
post #7 of 21
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oh you know what i dumbed out on this one its my fan it only has one way it can go and thats pull ill buy new fan thanks
post #8 of 21
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how does that work though and does he mean flip like rotate or flip. If it's just flip then wont there be issues with the clip....
I mean flip.

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oh you know what i dumbed out on this one its my fan it only has one way it can go and thats pull ill buy new fan thanks
A pic of this fan might help...
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post #9 of 21
no. you dumbed out on it just then.

all fans blow one direction. to change it you flip the fan over. if you want it on the other side just move it there.
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post #10 of 21
Unless your running some crazy overclocks you don't need the cooler at all. If your case airflow is decent, you should be safe.

Most ram will run well in the safe zone until you start pushing 1.7v+ for ddr3.
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