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heatsink almost touches RAM, possible problems?

post #1 of 6
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My heatsink is very close to the RAM heatspreader, slightly less than 1mm but they don't touch.
The heatsink is already in horizontal position (blows air from front to back). The RAM is in slot #1 & #3 as the manual says to put for dual channel mode.
Can there be any problems? What if they were actually touching?
Thanks.
post #2 of 6
There shouldn't be any problems. As long as the RAM isn't overheating (not likely) you wouldn't have any issues. Also there wouldn't be an issue if the heatsink did touch the RAM as long as it wasn't preventing the heatsink from being fully seating.
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post #3 of 6
My fan and shroud are actually sitting on my RAM.

No issues with it at all, as long as things aren't over heating.
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post #4 of 6
^exactly.
Most of the tower coolers block the first one/two ram slot/s anyway.
    
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post #5 of 6
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Thanks.
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post #6 of 6
No problems at all My Zalman CNPS10X Extreme actually Touches one of my Mushkins and even puts alil pressure on it. Nevertheless, Works fluently
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