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Hi guys. I have an ASUS P8P67 Pro, G.Skill Ripjaws X ram (slots 2 and 4 - the a70 blocks off slot 1 completely), and this lovely a70 cooler. Now the A70 FITS, but the bottom of the fan is somewhat resting on top of the ripjaws heatsink. The A70 fans allow for sliding up or down, from which I take to help with compatibility. At the most 'compatible' situation, one of the fans still rests on top of the tips of the ripjaws spreader. I've looked closely and it doesn't seem that the fan is significantly vibrating the ripjaws ram. Is this a safe configuration?
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If the fan is attached with rubber grommets, then those will dampen the vibrations to some extent.You have to judge that amount of vibration by yourself. Now, if the mem modules are secured tightly by those clamps, nothing bad will happen. However, if somehow the ram becomes loose, you will loose both the ram and the mobo.
    
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They are secured tightly, if anything, the fan seems to be pushing them even more in place.
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Originally Posted by Faksnima View Post
They are secured tightly, if anything, the fan seems to be pushing them even more in place.
Then you have nothing to worry about .
However, (only) if unable to shake this off from your mind, try to find a small/thin piece of rubber which you can place between the ram heatsink and the fan. This will dampen the acquired vibrations of the ram even more and you will finally be free of worries.
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You can try mounting the A70 vertically with the fans in push/pull towards the top of the case. That can help with temps and possibly also RAM, but I have my doubts. If not, I'm not surprised. I have an A70, but my RAM isn't really tall.
 
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is the g-skill ripjaws x memory only for the sandy bridge, or i could use those memory for my i7 860
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