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Hi all,

I have a new Noctua NH-D14 that works wonders on my CPU. The only issue (as everyone else has found) the large size of the cooler does not allow RAM cooling option.

I would appreciate any comments on the following.

The NF-P12 fan sits directly above my RAM, would it be useful to drill a number of holes in the side of the fan that sits over the RAM. I would have thought this would drag some air up through the RAM and thus providing extra cooling.

I already have heat spreaders but cannot use anything else. I did think about adding sideways cooling fan to push air between the RAM, but thought about the NF-P12 modification.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 7
it will be fine the ram is built to have just air around it not blowing on it and if u have good cooling you will be just fine
    
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Thanks, I was just thinking having better airflow would be better for the ram. And the CPU cooler does draw a lot of air through it.
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Thanks, I was just thinking having better airflow would be better for the ram. And the CPU cooler does draw a lot of air through it.

yeah man r u overclocking the ram at all?
    
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I plan too, the reason for extra airflow. I want to do this before I start to OC the RAM.
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I can get to just over 4GHz, but my system becomes unstable after over night testing. At the moment I its around 3.8GHz.

At 4GHz I get apps quitting and what I can see are memory errors and sound squeaks.
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Originally Posted by MoleStrangler;12281755 
I plan too, the reason for extra airflow. I want to do this before I start to OC the RAM.

yeah man u could put a fan on the side of the ram if u want to that way your for sure but if u cant it'll be fine

and your overclocking idk go post a thread with the x6 overclocking help
    
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