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Old 06-12-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default CPU Cooler that wont get in the way of my RAM?

Hi, I want to upgrade my Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM to 8GB, but my CPU Cooler gets in the way of one of the RAM slots, so one stick will not fit. Can you please advise me on what CPU Cooler will not get in the way of my RAM, and will cool my AMD Phenom II X6 1075t. My motherboard is a Gigabyte 870A-UD3 and the socket is AM3.

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Old 06-13-2011, 08:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: CPU Cooler that wont get in the way of my RAM?

Since most good aftermarket coolers are pretty big, you're gonna want to look at something like this

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

since the bulk of the cooler is in it's radiator which screws to a fanspace.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: CPU Cooler that wont get in the way of my RAM?

Which cooler do you use? Normally any CPU cooler is well designed to be away from other components, unless you didn't follow the installation instructions carefully. I use a Cooler Master 212 hyper plus on my Phenom II X4 965BE : It's quiet massive and when tried to install it first without referring to the manual it did get in the way of the RAM, but I needed to change it orientation to get these slots free.
I advise to reread your cooler manually carefully or watch a how to install video.
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Default Re: CPU Cooler that wont get in the way of my RAM?

What he means crunchy, is that the Dominator and Vengeance DIMMS have tall heatsinks; Tall RAM heatsink + Wide CPU cooler = problems.

my Vengeance + Freezer Pro presents a similar problem.
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My current heatsink is an Akasa AK-968, it can only be mounted with the fan facing up or down only, not facing the front or the back of the case :/
The Dominator and Vengeance DIMM's both have tall heatsinks, I'm pretty sure that the Vengeance ones are taller than my Dominators.
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