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RAM doesn't fit because of cooler

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July 11, 2010 8:46:38 PM

Just some quick background...

I have this Mobo: (ASUS - M4N72-E) http://www.motherboards.org/imageview.html?i=/images/re...

and this cooler: http://www.testfreaks.co.uk/pc-cooling-fans/arctic-cool...

Basically I want to upgrade from 4GB RAM to 8GB RAM (4 Sticks), but I have no chance with that cooler in because the fan part is huge and makes it a struggle to even fit 3 sticks in. I need a thin cooler so everything fits. Does anyone have any ideas on what I should use?

Thanks in advance.

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2010 8:56:58 PM

Cant you put the fan on the other side of the HSF to pull hot air out rather then moving cool air across the fins ?
July 11, 2010 9:02:10 PM

I thought about that, but the shape of the fins at the back end makes it impossible to attach =( I have nothing against buying another cooler because it means I can use this one for my new build =)
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July 11, 2010 9:22:39 PM

I think it might be time to pick that up. Thanks for looking at it for me.
a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2010 9:33:35 PM

The most important and helpful information regarding this post is what kind of ram do you have?
If you're using Kingston Hyper X good luck to ya!
a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2010 9:39:43 PM

What reason are you wanting to upgrade your RAM? I asume you don't just game as going from 4 to 8gb would be pointless
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