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Windows 7: Corsair vengeance heat syncs really necessary?

27 Dec 2011   #1
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Corsair vengeance heat syncs really necessary?

After aquiring a cooler master hyper 212 plus, I found that even it was too big to fit along with corsair vengeance high profile ram. This leads me to have to mount it so that the fan, which is trying to suck in air is facing the exhaust fan at the back rather than the intake fans at the front. If I removed the heatsync of 1 ram dimm there should be room to have it facing the intake fans, much more ideal, but will this a) void the warrantee and b) be bad for the ram (cause it to overheat). I know the heatsyncs on vengeance ram are rather excessive if you aren't overclock ing, but I just wanted to check. Also, I have 4 dimms, so I can't move them over or anything, incase someone was going to suggest that. I could just remove 2, the pair with the dimm closest to the cooler, but I would rather keep all 4 in use.

Thanks


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27 Dec 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes removing heatsinks will void the warranty but, no I don't think they are really needed either. I've put my machine through hell and never noticed the RAM getting more than warm to the touch.
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27 Dec 2011   #3
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

I wouldn't remove them.
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27 Dec 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I just at a look at a video on the Hyper 212+ and it looks like you could put the fan brackets on the other side of the fan and remount it, reversing the airflow. Hopefully the fan blades would clear the radiator fins.
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27 Dec 2011   #5
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I faced the same problem with the same RAM and a Noctua CPU cooler. I considered removing the aluminium heat spreaders, but aside from the warranty being voided, there appeared to be some sort of white tabs between the aluminium casing and RAM chip, and I decided it wasn't worth the risk as the looked like they could be easily damaged - I went with a different cooler in the end.

They probably aren't required, but I agree - I wouldn't try and prise them off.

Regards,
Golden
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27 Dec 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup, the white stuff is adhesive based thermal compound.
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27 Dec 2011   #7
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hmmm, see my aim was to get a hydro cooler, where ram size doesn't matter, this hyper 212 plus is just a temporary stand in. To make it fit I have already swapped what side the fan is on, but imagine the back of my antec 300. I have the stock rear mounted fan on 50% of the medium speed (fans have a tab allowing you to pick high medium or low, so it's on medium, for noise sake, then lowered to 50% that via a fan controller), blowing air out. About 10cm away there is another fan trying to pull air onto the heatsync. This leaves a 10cm gap, with 2 fans trying to pull the air in 2 separate directions, air which has passed over the heatsync, and has warmed up, will either be exhausted out a 140mm stock exhaust fan ontop, at 100% medium speed, or cycled back around. A 120mm fan on the front at its top speed, with me awaiting a second to put in, will fight against the air coming over the cooler, and encourage a cycle of warm air. I could reverse the fan to pull, but I don't think that would be as effective.

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I faced the same problem with the same RAM and a Noctua CPU cooler. I considered removing the aluminium heat spreaders, but aside from the warranty being voided, there appeared to be some sort of white tabs between the aluminium casing and RAM chip, and I decided it wasn't worth the risk as the looked like they could be easily damaged - I went with a different cooler in the end.
What cooler did you get?
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27 Dec 2011   #8
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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27 Dec 2011   #9
Tomha

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ah yes, I hope to get a cpu cooler from that series. I was looking at a h100, but I also plan on getting a bitfenix shenobi, and I dont know if it will fit. How do you find the h60? Do you overclock or anything?
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27 Dec 2011   #10
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You can also try turning the fan around so it is sucking air through the radiator and pushing it through the rear exhaust fan.
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