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    Ram coolers?

    Well i noticed my new ballistic ram getting really hot so anything decent too keep it cool? id like to keep it sorta low profile as i want to use all 4 bays eventually, oh and lowest price possible please !. Cheers.
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    Re: Ram coolers?

    a few cable ties and an 80mm fan?

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    Re: Ram coolers?

    Was in the process of that, lost a few screws that hold the clamp in place would be better to have something dedicated though.....
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    Re: Ram coolers?

    The Corsair Dominator fan does the trick well.

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    Re: Ram coolers?

    OCZ XTC, Great cooler

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    Re: Ram coolers?


    2x 40mm fans, 1x 3pin fan splitter, 2x elestic bands, some bagties.
    tie the fans together through the screw holes, cut the elastic bands in half and feed through the remaining holes on each fan, tie knots through the ends and around a bag tie to secure.
    Cut the remaining bag ties into short lengths and use to combine the two cables into one.
    Snap the elestic bands around the memory slot clips to secure.
    Plug the fan header into a spare motherboard header.
    Job done and it works a treat

    I think that's the sort of thing matty-hodgson ment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post

    2x 40mm fans, 1x 3pin fan splitter, 2x elestic bands, some bagties.
    tie the fans together through the screw holes, cut the elastic bands in half and feed through the remaining holes on each fan, tie knots through the ends and around a bag tie to secure.
    Cut the remaining bag ties into short lengths and use to combine the two cables into one.
    Snap the elestic bands around the memory slot clips to secure.
    Plug the fan header into a spare motherboard header.
    Job done and it works a treat

    I think that's the sort of thing matty-hodgson ment
    i quite like that idea
    i more meant like just suspending a fan somewhere to blow air against it, but that idea is waaayyy better.
    is that your own personal fan?

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    Re: Ram coolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    i quite like that idea
    i more meant like just suspending a fan somewhere to blow air against it, but that idea is waaayyy better.
    is that your own personal fan?
    Yes it is, Akasa 40mm x 10mm
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Akasa...-with-BLUE-LED
    I got them back when they were on "today only" for just under £2.50 each

    I also got a akasa 40mm x 25mm bag tied onto the northbridge cooler, they are just as loud but move more air.

    And an old but unused 45mm x 15mm off a slot1 p3 cooler bag tied onto the MOSFET cooler, however that one is problematic, going to have to have a go at it to stop the noises it makes for the first min or two when I turn on the pc :


    Using bag ties to suspend/mount an 80mm off the case frame over the ram is a good idea.

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    Re: Ram coolers?

    Is the OCZ one any better than the corsair cooler? The corsair is easy to get hold of(ocz is more sparse) and the blue LED fans would ruin my green colour scheme!.
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    Re: Ram coolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    Is the OCZ one any better than the corsair cooler? The corsair is easy to get hold of(ocz is more sparse) and the blue LED fans would ruin my green colour scheme!.
    The OCZ one is easy to get
    It was hard when I wanted one as it was just starting to be put into shops.

    I'd prefer the OCZ one over the Corsair one as it's 2x60mm fans vs the 3x40mm Corsair ones, more airflow I think but less noise.
    Although now Corsair has a bigger memory cooler but it's for i7 and you really can't get it yet. It does look nice though and it'd make me want to get some Corsair memory along with that fan if I go i7

    As for the LED's you can just cut the led wires I suppose. Me I burned my fans out so I'm going to be replacing the fans so there'll be no LEDs in there.

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    Re: Ram coolers?

    Hmm I just noticed it on PC world for £4+delivery, shame its not avaible for collect at store . May get it from there then, doesnt abstruct airflow for the cpu cooler does it?
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    Re: Ram coolers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks12 View Post
    Hmm I just noticed it on PC world for £4+delivery, shame its not avaible for collect at store . May get it from there then, doesnt abstruct airflow for the cpu cooler does it?
    Not at all, it'll sit just over your ram.

    That PC world price is nice! I'll get 2 sets for me cheers

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    Re: Ram coolers?

    I've never used a bought ram cooler as you can no doubt tell
    However I'd not be surprised if they as just standard fans inside them so should be easy enough to swap the fans out, the hard part will be finding ones of the correct size with green leds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    I've never used a bought ram cooler as you can no doubt tell
    However I'd not be surprised if they as just standard fans inside them so should be easy enough to swap the fans out, the hard part will be finding ones of the correct size with green leds
    They are Pob
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    Re: Ram coolers?

    By the way Hicks if you're ordering from PCWorld watch your order page as when I saved my order page the ram cooler had turned into thermal paste!

    Bloody PCWorld, I did check my account and the order shows up as the memory cooler so I saved that too incase they send me even more thermal pastes, I'll give them a right blasting!

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    Re: Ram coolers?

    Update:

    I was the guinea pig but it seems the test has worked out
    The OCZ Ram coolers came despite it saying OCZ thermal paste. Not bad..
    PCWorld has moved up a rank in my books

    I shall now fill their survey form with some good remarks

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