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Old 01-12-2011, 04:11 PM
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Default Vengeance and Noctua NH-D14

I am building a Sandy Bridge based system, using the 2600K processor, Asus P8P67 Deluxe motherboard, and Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9. Hoped to use the Noctua NH-D14 but Noctua tech support advises there will be clearance issues between the NH-D14 and the heat spreaders on the CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9. Is it optional to remove the heat spreaders from the Vengeance modules or does Corsair have another kit of memory with a lower profile to allow clearance between the memory modules and the NH-D14?
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:49 PM
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It is possible to move the fan out a little bit to gain clearance. Unless you are talking about hitting the fins, then you would have to do something different.
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:15 PM
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Do the fins hit or just the fan? The fan can be moved out of the way or just use the center fan...probably more than enough for any current Sandy Bridge under 1.4v/5Ghz
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:41 PM
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This is a diagram of the NH-D14. Does someone have the MB and can take a measurement from the centerline of the CPU to the leading edge of the first memory slot?

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It is possible to move the fan out a little bit to gain clearance. Unless you are talking about hitting the fins, then you would have to do something different.
?? ?? ?? Is the sky blue? That was really helpful bro.

I'm in the same boat as it looks like the D14 is too big for the Vengeance and I don't want to change the orientation of the cooler.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:45 PM
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I cannot say to much but we are working on a solution for this, but for the time being I would just use a standard modules running at DDR1333 at 1.5 Volts until there is a better option
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Is it optional to remove the heat spreaders from the Vengeance modules or does Corsair have another kit of memory with a lower profile to allow clearance between the memory modules and the NH-D14?
Don't remove the heat spreaders from the modules.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:48 PM
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The Noctua NH-C14 with just the top fan works fine and cools the memory.

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Old 04-15-2011, 12:34 AM
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Thumbs down Corsair Vengeance Clearance Issues

I can confirm that the Noctua NH-D14, Thermalright Silver Arrow and the Corsair A70 are all incompatible with Vengeance Memory on a Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3. The overly tall heat spreaders on the memory get in the way of the fans/fins on the CPU coolers.

I had a Corsair H70 earlier this week but the pump was buzzing loudly so I returned it.

Corsair has given me alot of headaches this week

My new system parts are sitting here in limbo until I can get a quality high end CPU Cooler that fits with this memory.

I may have to go with another set of RAM which is unfortunate.
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How about changing to the Noctua NH-C14 like whats shown above?
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:35 PM
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I am a bit annoyed too, wanted to use the D14, wish i brought a different set of ram..
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I am sorry about that, please let us know if you have any more questions!
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It's odd to me how the only blame assigned here is being aimed at Corsair. We made memory that a large amount of customers wanted. This means tall heat spreaders.

Yet no one is faulting the cooler maker for making an enourmous 9lb CPU cooler or the MOBO maker for putting the memory slots so close to the CPU.
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That is a great point Mike, and no one is also mentioning anything about doing a little research before you purchase something for any hardware.
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Unfortunately I didn't do the research required and I'm sitting here just finding out that my new D14 won't fit over my 16 gigs of Vengeance ... Doh !
My last box was an Asus M3N72D mobo with Patriot memory and the D14 fit no problem (I did have to move fans around) and allowed excellent OC'ing on air, so I went with the same cooler for this build.
Its not the fans that won't allow fitting it's the actual fins. I'm thinking if I trim off the bottom 3 or 4 rows of fins on the side by the ram it'll fit and I doubt that will adversely effect cooling.
Just pondering options right now, I'll let y'all know !
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