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CPU Cooler pushing against the RAM, bad or very bad?

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July 14, 2012 5:05:25 PM

Hi everyone, I need your help.

My Arctic Freezer Pro 7 arrived today and I installed it not too long ago, however, the cooler is quite big. The beast has blocked one of my black RAM slots and it’s pushing against my Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance which is in the blue slot next to that. I’ve ran some stress test to make sure the cooler is doing its job and it is – max temp is 52C, but with Intel stock I get up to 62C (no overclocking). My question is - will this cause damage to the RAM slot/motherboard in the future? If yes, I’m going to remove it and get a smaller fan cooler (if you could recommend better one I would appreciate it) and get rid of the Arctic Freezer Pro 7. Computer specs info below:

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
Processor: i7 3770

By the way, I’m using the two blue slots. Please share your thoughts.

Thanks!
July 14, 2012 5:56:58 PM

cgspc said:
Hi everyone, I need your help.

My Arctic Freezer Pro 7 arrived today and I installed it not too long ago, however, the cooler is quite big. The beast has blocked one of my black RAM slots and it’s pushing against my Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance which is in the blue slot next to that. I’ve ran some stress test to make sure the cooler is doing its job and it is – max temp is 52C, but with Intel stock I get up to 62C (no overclocking). My question is - will this cause damage to the RAM slot/motherboard in the future? If yes, I’m going to remove it and get a smaller fan cooler (if you could recommend better one I would appreciate it) and get rid of the Arctic Freezer Pro 7. Computer specs info below:

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
Processor: i7 3770

By the way, I’m using the two blue slots. Please share your thoughts.

Thanks!

Any sideways force on a DIMM slot is bad so best to remove the cooler. Yes there will be damage eventually if you don't, even if it takes some time to happen.

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