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Is it ok to remove heat spreaders from ripjaws?

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July 24, 2013 2:17:22 PM

I'm wondering if it will cause any problems at all for this RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
if I take the heat spreaders off. I wanted to do Ares RAM but I've seen a dozen reviews now saying that there are voltage issues with that module. Only reason I'm even asking about heat spreaders is I'm concerned that my CPU coolers heat sink won't fit with the ripjaws heat spreader.

http://forums.iamextreme.net/f10/%5Bmt%5D-phanteks-ph-t...
A guy on Tom'shardware linked me that, and I thought I was in the clear, then I realized I may not have the 10mm of clearance for where the fan sticks up beyond the heat sink.
I'm using a rosewill blackhawk atx mid-tower, just incase someone actually happens to have used a phantek PH-TC14PE inside that case with ripjaws 16gb RAM before.
a b } Memory
July 24, 2013 2:27:45 PM

buy the ram you want. or choose another low profile set.
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July 24, 2013 2:31:41 PM

I've never removed heat syncs from the RAM modules, so I'm interested in whether or not they even come off cleanly. They may be stuck on with thermal compound. I'll be interested in knowing how it works for you.

But as to the necessity for the heatsyncs... they are mostly for show anyway. Before RAM with mega-huge heatsyncs came into vogue, everyone used open air sticks with no issue.
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July 24, 2013 2:52:21 PM

Yes it will work just fine outside of the metal case just thermal pads under there at least on the ones I took apart no grease. Might wanna make sure they get at least a little airflow on them but mostly a gimmick ( And it looks cool)
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a b } Memory
July 24, 2013 3:15:44 PM

some of them pull apart hard. why destroy them?
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a c 1976 } Memory
July 25, 2013 5:21:00 PM

Can damage them possibly, and definitely voids the lifetime warranty
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July 25, 2013 6:50:13 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Can damage them possibly, and definitely voids the lifetime warranty

The problem I'm looking at is that I keep reading bad reviews on low profile RAM, like the G.skill Ares I mentioned before, and all the "regular" profile RAM, like the Ripjaws x I really want, are too tall. I really wanted to go with Phantek for the great performance and the blue heat sink, but I think at this point I'll just go with Noctua and avoid this issue all together :/ 
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a c 1976 } Memory
July 25, 2013 6:56:33 PM

Not sure what bad reviews but I've used a number of Ares sets and never had a problem, could also step up to the Tridents, the upper fin is removable (2 small screws, one at either end and the fin slides off, plus the Tridents are prob the best sticks out there these days
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July 26, 2013 4:48:52 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Not sure what bad reviews but I've used a number of Ares sets and never had a problem, could also step up to the Tridents, the upper fin is removable (2 small screws, one at either end and the fin slides off, plus the Tridents are prob the best sticks out there these days

Tridents with the heat spreading fin removed are the same height as the Ripjaws X with their heatspreader still on O.o In other words, Tridents weren't meant for after market air coolers.
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July 26, 2013 5:20:17 PM

The new line of Trident's, without fin believe they are 39mm, RJ X is 40mm
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July 26, 2013 9:25:25 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The new line of Trident's, without fin believe they are 39mm, RJ X is 40mm

Well in my mind, that 1mm wouldn't be helping the fitting issue much. I'm not considering modding my Blackhawk mid-tower to work with a H100i.
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a c 1976 } Memory
July 26, 2013 9:29:38 PM

How many sticks are you going to run? Can also always go with say the Hyper 212 EVO that has an adjustable fan, that's what I have on both my P67 and Z77, Have both fully populated with 32GB, RipJax X on the P67 and Tridents on the Z77, (will also do say with Tridents on Haswell
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July 26, 2013 9:50:27 PM

Tradesman1 said:
How many sticks are you going to run? Can also always go with say the Hyper 212 EVO that has an adjustable fan, that's what I have on both my P67 and Z77, Have both fully populated with 32GB, RipJax X on the P67 and Tridents on the Z77, (will also do say with Tridents on Haswell

2x8 16GB.
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a c 1976 } Memory
July 26, 2013 11:20:03 PM

Could run them in slots 2-4, don't think any overhang issue, or as mentioned, the EVO
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