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I was thinking of watercooling my ram, because why not... and I see there is an x2 and an x4 version, when I look at the x2 it appears that it will only fit on 2 ram sticks right next to each other rather than the usual dual channel config, am I mistaken will it not fit over 3 dimm slots for that sort of config?
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I was thinking of watercooling my ram, because why not... and I see there is an x2 and an x4 version, when I look at the x2 it appears that it will only fit on 2 ram sticks right next to each other rather than the usual dual channel config, am I mistaken will it not fit over 3 dimm slots for that sort of config?

I believe the X2 is more intended for motherboards that only have 2 ram slots (like most ITX boards), and the X4 for a 4 slot board.
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I have a few too that I got directly from EK that are great. The ones from microcenter were very bad. They could have been molested by potential buyers although. I saw bitspower seals their fittings in their bags with heat over the plastic. Maybe EK should look into this too for storefront fitting sales.

Really? Bad as in scratched, beat up, yanked on etc?
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Opened up the block on my TX, and I'm having the hardest time trying to get the oring to stay in place (the huge ring between the plates)

Use plugs! 

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Haha, I just figured out what you were saying. My first thought was you were suggesting EK tap the back of the bridges for plugs instead of their current configuration. Yeahup the weight of a single plug would go a long way to keeping the oring in place. biggrin.gif lol

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I was thinking of watercooling my ram, because why not... and I see there is an x2 and an x4 version, when I look at the x2 it appears that it will only fit on 2 ram sticks right next to each other rather than the usual dual channel config, am I mistaken will it not fit over 3 dimm slots for that sort of config?

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I was thinking of watercooling my ram, because why not... and I see there is an x2 and an x4 version, when I look at the x2 it appears that it will only fit on 2 ram sticks right next to each other rather than the usual dual channel config, am I mistaken will it not fit over 3 dimm slots for that sort of config?

I believe the X2 is more intended for motherboards that only have 2 ram slots (like most ITX boards), and the X4 for a 4 slot board.

Not just ITX. There are Intel boards with 4 slots. 2 on one side and two on the other side of the CPU.

To answer the rhetorical question posed, yes an x2 block only works on RAM that is side by side. Sadly nobody makes an x3. smile.gif Which is what I need to mount to my RAM for aesthetic purposes. Yeah I can do an x4 but that's a lot of wasted cooling surface and overhang. stun.gif

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Same thing. Small weights spread over the length of the O-ring will help, as will lube.
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Use plugs! 
lol I thought you were just saying that as a joke haha. Well now I just feel stupid smile.gif

Here's what I got now. I hope it works. I really don't feel like driving to the hardware store now lol



So stupid question: how can I leak test it out of the loop? Just add some tubing and water?

 

Glad it helped. Sorry if it was initially unclear, only photo I could find to illustrate sort of what I meant. This is the the same tactic we use at EK HQ for assembling :)

 

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Of course now I remember where a better photo is... http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/697-18-ekwb-factory-tour.html

 

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I just use low tack tape just on edge of o-ring then put the top on and gently remove tape, never failed me. thumb.gif
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So is this enough thermal paste?



It appears whenever I do the star pattern, I put way too much. I just want to try this and see if it improves my temps
    
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So is this enough thermal paste?



It appears whenever I do the star pattern, I put way too much. I just want to try this and see if it improves my temps

 

Use an old credit card to apply a thin layer across the entire chip.

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I thought u had to use rice method for cpu & gpu??
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I thought u had to use rice method for cpu & gpu??

You don't have to do anything. You can follow that guidance and be pretty safe, though.
post #14190 of 20852
Having trouble getting my new dual pumps to power on. There is absolutely no pressure. Do I need the pwm p!ugged in? My understanding was that the pumps ran at 60% with no signal. I took it apart and powered it on for a second to see if anything was happening and it was just barley spinning. Maybe 200 rpm same as the adjacent pump.

I'm replacing a d5 that doesn't have a pwm and all it needed was power.
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