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    Default Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

    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.
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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

    Do a Google web search using: ripjaws x remove heat spreader OR heatsink
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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

    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.
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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

    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.
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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

    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.
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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

    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!!
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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

    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.

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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

    Quote Originally Posted by alternety View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Remove heatsinks from Ripjaws X

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