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Old 05-22-2009, 12:17 AM
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Hi I have a similar problem except that I need the top fin off my 1600C8D (dominator) ram, that is closest to my CPU.
I've just purchased magehalem n am trying to fit the fan onto the cpu heatsink but the 1st ram module is getting in the way, and if i can take off the top fin, I should be able to fit my fan onto the cpu heatsink.
THe problem is, I can't get the damn fins off, I know its an "allen" or "hex" key screw, but none of my allen keys would fit onto the screws, its definately not 1.5mm, 2.0mm or 2.5mm. My guess is its definately between 2.0mm and 2.5mm calibre, but allen keys DO NOT come in those range, they only make 2.0mm or 2.5mm afterwards increasing in multiples of 0.5mm.
Does corsair have some sort of their special allen key or somethin?

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Old 05-22-2009, 01:42 AM
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I've managed to put the fan on the opposite side of the CPU heatsink (to the left of the heatsink rather than to the right near the RAM) to suck the air through the heatsink rather than blow through the heatsink.
I would still prefer to have the fan on the RAM side to get a cooler CPU temperature by blowing air through the CPU heatsink.
The cooling seems to be nice even though the fan is sucking air through the heat sink. core i7 920 @ stock speed with 100% load, barely goes over 40 degree celcius
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Old 05-22-2009, 12:04 PM
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Thank you for letting us know and please let us know if you have any more questions!
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:50 AM
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but i still do want to take those cooling fins off the dominator ram...
what allen (hex) key do I use cuz the standard ones won't fit
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Old 05-26-2009, 06:23 PM
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If metric size does not work then you will need to use non metric Allen Wrenches
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:25 PM
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do you at least know what size allen key I have to get?
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:41 PM
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I personally wouldn't bother with this HSF, it is a big ugly looking piece of kit, I would rather go for a TRUE, or the Noctua 1366 HSF with 2 x 120mm fans in push/pull config..

One review I read for the V10 said that the TEC part of the HSF was pretty much useless... However it does do an ok job at cooling, but the sheer size of this cooler makes it look horrible, also I would imagine it you have it installed in a vertically mounted mobo (the normal position for a mobo to be installed!) it would put quite a lot of pressure onto the mobo, I would be worried that the weight of it would end up warping the motherboard!!!

At least with a TRUE or Noctua, you still get great cooling, and you dont have a big nasty looking thing owning all the space inside your chassis!!!

If I was thinking about spending £100 on cooling for my rig, I would just go for water cooling instead, it will do a far better job than the V10....

This is just my opinion though....

I wouldn't pay close to £100 for a CPU cooler.
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The size is 3/32 on the modules I just tried.
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sorry to prove u wrong Ramguy but 3/32 (2.5mm) allen wrench is not the correct tool for this, it fits but doesn't spin the screw. I've tried two 3/32 allen wrenches on it... never worked.
u guy's should've just went with cross screws..
n'way.. any other suggestion?
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:28 PM
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The modules I have here are that size Allen wrench as well as another set, just try a different size is all I can say.
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