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alternety
04-21-2013, 09:34 AM
I am building a new machine. I have 16GB of Ripjaws X I want to reuse. The heatsink I want to use will simply not work with RAM that has anything sticking up.

Is there a safe way to remove the heatsink from the memory stick so I can use it?

SEE POST 12 - Ripjaws fit.

profJim
04-21-2013, 10:01 AM
Do a Google web search using: ripjaws x remove heat spreader OR heatsink

alternety
04-22-2013, 04:07 AM
Can you tell me what the height of the top of the RAM stick above the motherboard surface will be with the spreaders removed? Assuming a normal socket. I have seen discussions that maybe Ares fits, but I don't want to buy a whole new set.

G.Skill - Matt Wang
04-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Hi,

We are strongly recommend not to doing that, because once the heatspearders been removed, the life-time warranty will be void...

If you need the lower height of memory kit, please considering about our Ares series!

please return the ripjaws X and get the Ares instead of remove the heatspearder.

alternety
04-22-2013, 11:34 AM
Thanks for the advice, but I have had the RAM for a couple of years. Newegg won't take them back at this point. If I just bought a new set, I would no longer use the ones I have so even if they failed and I had to buy a new set I would pretty much break even.

Can you tell me what the height above the board or their height compared to Ares would be? I will know if it is possible to fit them in even if I take the heat spreaders off.

G.Skill - Matt Wang
04-22-2013, 01:51 PM
Hi,

When the memory install on the board with heatspearder, the height for RipjawsX: 3.6~3.7cm/Ares: 2.7~2.8cm

If you install without heatspearder, the height of the memory is about 2.6~2.7cm

Let us know if you need more information about it!!

Tyler.Bernath
04-22-2013, 09:25 PM
I wouldn't attempt pulling those heatspreaders. In my experience you end up damaging the sticks with the ram popping right off the PCB.If you are trying to fit these sticks under a tower type CPU cooler you could modify the cooler to accept the height of the ram.

alternety
05-01-2013, 09:40 AM
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Tyler.Bernath
05-01-2013, 11:01 AM
I really don't think you understand the issues of altering an advanced heatsink. If properly done, there is no reason the RAM heatspreaders can not be removed. Please try to confine your comments to things you actually understand. I am sure your intent was benign and intended to be helpful; but you need to understand before posting. It does not help your acceptance/reputation on the site to make the comment you did.

Honestly I don't think your response was necessary at all. To be honest I have altered more heatsinks than you have ever owned or ever will own, so im not sure where your comment is coming from. Telling me I don't understand something when you have no clue who I am is disrespectful and doesn't really welcome members to these forums.

alternety
05-01-2013, 02:30 PM
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alternety
05-02-2013, 01:08 AM
Tyler - You are correct. My replies are rude and uncalled for. Please accept my apology. I will try to get an admin to remove the posts. Actually I could delete them my self; and I have. If you woulld care to remove yours it will all be wiped off the thread.
Again, sorry.

alternety
05-11-2013, 04:06 AM
FYI update - Ripjaws X seem to fit. I worked from drawings I found on the manufacturers site and felt that the RAM would fit with some space to spare. Exchanged a couple of posts with them. They gave me pictures with RAM in-place and a couple of measurements. That supported what I had done by myself. The reviews saying there can be nothing but low profile RAM are not correct. With Ripjaws, there should be about 1cm of extra space left. The Ripjaws are 40mm.