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post #1 of 15
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quick question. i'm thinking of purchasing these sticks but they won't fit under my nh-d14.

are the heatsinks from my current sticks swappable?

i'm not worried about damaging the heatsinks or sticks, i've taken them off before and it's relatively easy if you're careful. i just don't know how well the old sticks heatsinks would seat on the new sticks and vice versa.

if anyone has tried this before/has heard of it/has an opinion please let me know, i'm looking to buy these ASAP
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post #2 of 15
I wouldn't try swapping sinks on sfm chips, you could rip the ic off the pcb. Instead find memory that will fit. Trying to swap sinks is playing with fire.
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post #3 of 15
Yup, the heatsink is probably bound to the IC via thermal adhesive.
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post #4 of 15
Well i swapped the heatsinks on mine, it will work but you may have some minor problems removing the heatsinks because of the thermal pad thing underneath them.
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post #5 of 15
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normally i wouldn't attempt it, but 90 bucks off has me

i took the heatsinks off these guys because i didn't notice the conflict before buying them and they've run like a champ. was i just lucky? are the ICs that delicately connected?
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post #6 of 15
I thought the Ripjaws fit just fine under the D-14. Any higher and it doesn't though.

Edit: Yea according to this list, they fit just fine.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=c...s_id=34&lng=en
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post #7 of 15
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i hope you're right. i went ahead and ordered them. if they don't fit stock i'll figure out a way to give em a haircut
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Who doesn't like playing with fire?
    
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by steamboat View Post
i hope you're right. i went ahead and ordered them. if they don't fit stock i'll figure out a way to give em a haircut
Noctua's website states that they fit.
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post #10 of 15
yea it fits with these ram sinks, i have them but in blue and it fits ok, just the mosfet and nb hs is in way slightly
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