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Old 12-11-2013, 10:38 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I am wondering if anyone knows the height of the XMS3 DHX memory module range (cm3x2048-1333c9dhx) as I have an Noctua DH-14 CPU heatsink & fan and not sure if the ram will fit under this.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...s_id=34&lng=en

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Edit: Just found a compatibility list on Noctua and they won't fit - Apologies.

Is it safe to remove the heatsinks and replace with lower profile ones or would this not be a wise idea?

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Hi Everyone,

I am wondering if anyone knows the height of the XMS3 DHX memory module range (cm3x2048-1333c9dhx) as I have an Noctua DH-14 CPU heatsink & fan and not sure if the ram will fit under this.

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=p...s_id=34&lng=en

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Edit: Just found a compatibility list on Noctua and they won't fit - Apologies.

Is it safe to remove the heatsinks and replace with lower profile ones or would this not be a wise idea?

Cheers
Removing the heatsinks voids the warranty of course. That being said, I removed the heatsinks from my memory and they've been working happily ever since under the DH-14 2011 Noctua cooler that I have.
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I'm not sure about the height , but the tops of the heatsinks are removable and will not void your warranty. The DHX and Dominator modules are designed that way.

All other modules that do not have that design would void the warranty like the Vengeance, Vengeance Pro and standard XMS memory.
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You run the risk of damaging the memory module when you remove the spreader. You can pull the DRAM chips off the PCB. Proceed at your own risk.
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Thanks for your replies.

The DDR3 Modules in question are these:



I don't have these to hand yet as I haven't bought them but the fins don't look like they can be removed on this model?

Are the heatsinks stuck on with just an adhesive kind of tape?

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No, the spreaders are attached with a thermally conductive adhesive. You can easily destroy the module by trying to remove the spreaders.
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No, the spreaders are attached with a thermally conductive adhesive. You can easily destroy the module by trying to remove the spreaders.
Ive just seen some horror pics of people trying to remove them with a heat gun and pulling the chips off so I think I will leave the heatsinks on and maybe try to trim the fins off which seems a better idea.
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