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January 3, 2014 8:03:31 PM

I currently have 16gb of Corsair Vengeance ram, but the issue is that with my case, where I would put the liquid cooling is right above the ram and would only fit if my ram was low profile, but my ram is high.

So, would it be dangerous to do this? http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6448604597_3949808cc...

I am not quite sure how dangerous or bad this could be, but I would have my radiator with two fans (120mm, on the radiator) pulling air away from my ram, along with two 200mm a inch or so above it pulling air out.

For reference, this is my ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 3, 2014 8:07:07 PM

I dont think its too dangerous if u do it carefully since they are attached to the ram with adhesive. just hope that they arent glued too well.
I would remove them and saw off the top part :D  and stick them right back on.

Althoguh they look damn cool, i think its more for the looks than for the the effects :( .
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January 3, 2014 8:08:44 PM

Yingda Wang said:
I dont think its too dangerous if u do it carefully since they are attached to the ram with adhesive. just hope that they arent glued too well.
I would remove them and saw off the top part :D  and stick them right back on.


OK, figured they had to be on there for a reason, just wasn't quite sure if it was that important or not. May go ahead and do that, just depends if others agree with you or not.
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January 3, 2014 8:56:01 PM

Nope, DDR3 RAM just quite simply doesn't get hot, those haircomb heatsinks are pretty much pointless. Running the sticks bare is fine, general case airflow is enough to keep them cool.
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January 3, 2014 9:46:51 PM

Usually voids warranty, temps often rise 5-7 degrees on 1.5 sticks, which is still safe, little more on 1.6/1.65 sticks, have seen a few where the sticks were damaged and no longer worked afterward (very few, mostly Crucial and Kingston)
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