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good decision to remove the annoying uber tall heatsink spreaders from your ram!
next time get low profile thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Jcoffin1981 View Post

DDR3 uses less voltage then prev. generations. I would stress your ram and then touch and see if it's warm at all. But actually, if the stick is directly under the fan then there may be enough airflow to keep it cool without the heat sink or additional cooling. I too would not be comfortable removing the VRM heat sink.

It's either the ramsinks or the VRM heatsinks. My RAM runs at 1600MHz at 1.5V so I'd like to think that they'll be able to cope without them. I'm sorry to remove them since they look so awesome but they won't even be visible with a TY-140 on top of it.
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It's either the ramsinks or the VRM heatsinks. My RAM runs at 1600MHz at 1.5V so I'd like to think that they'll be able to cope without them. I'm sorry to remove them since they look so awesome but they won't even be visible with a TY-140 on top of it.

Exactly. Keep the VRM heatsink and strip those DIMMs clean! thumb.gif
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post #1564 of 3848
Sorry it took so long. Had work last night and needed to charge my camera. I managed to pry the clips on the ramsinks open and gingerly pulled the two pieces of metal off each side of the DIMMs (they were stick on pretty well, though) I screwed the VRM heatsinks back on and rotated my cooler and reattached the fans. The fan sitting over the memory was still too large so I had to raise the fans up a bit and here's the end result:

700

700

CPU temps are still roughly the same but mobo temps are reduced.
Edited by MercurySteam - 2/15/12 at 7:11pm
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post #1566 of 3848
Got mine to replace my 1 month old Hyper 212 +. Honestly there was no specific reasons for the change. My temperatures are lower and it's slightly quieter so I'm happy. Cost only about 55 euros in Europe so I'd say it's worth it!
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Got mine to replace my 1 month old Hyper 212 +. Honestly there was no specific reasons for the change. My temperatures are lower and it's slightly quieter so I'm happy. Cost only about 55 euros in Europe so I'd say it's worth it!

About a year ago I did the exact same thing. I built my rig with the 212+ and with in a month I swapped to the Silver Arrow. So far I love it.
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LOL, i did the same too XD

Looks like that is many people's patterns.
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Ah then I shouldn't break the pattern by saying I went from stock to the SA? biggrin.gif

...oh wait.
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post #1570 of 3848
Meh, the 212+ is kinda like stock. lol
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