Heatsinks with RAM clearance

Soldato
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I'm gonna purchase another 8gb for my system as i've been doing a lot of video editing with 400gb+ file sizes lately, and even that is using all 8gb of memory.

So I need a new heatsink as my Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 is covering the first ram slot and touching the ram itself in the second slot.

RAM is Corsair Vengeance Blue.

Suggestions would be much appreciated.

Also instead of making a seperate topic, Is it worth chucking another 200mm fan at the top on my CM Haf X? (I'm nuts when it comes to keeping my system cool)

Cheers.
 
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Yeah they are worth looking at, but they are popular and no one know if they will perform as well as the non-refurb H100's if you know what i mean..

They will be another few week before they arrive too, about 4 i think..
 
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Personally I would get any ram that you like and remove the heatsinks.

I bought three sticks of corsair vengeance 4Gb 2000MHz on the MM to upgrade my PC. I removed two heatsinks using a hairdryer due to lack of clearance under the heatsink.

The third I was installling in a friends PC this weekend and the heatsink came unglued during installation because of the room temperature.

All work fine at rated frequency and timings as naked sticks.
 
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Keep in mind the H100 refurbs only have a 90 day warranty.. and there have been many H100 failures.. that's where all these refurbs probably coming from.
 
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