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Ram stick touching bottom of havik 140 fan
07-08-2012, 03:44 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-08-2012, 03:56 PM by Andrebone.)
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Hey Guys,

Just installed my havik 140 cooler and some RAM. The bottom of the havik fan (on the ram side) is making contact (but no pressure) with one of my sticks of RAM. Tough to see but it is low-profile ram. Could that result in an issue?

I could back up and re-position the havik 90 degrees to avoid this. It'd be a little bummer as I'd have to clean off the thermal compound and re-do. I'll do it if my current set up is bad news though.

Thanks for any help.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU cooler: NZXT Havik 140 Mobo: Biostar TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD PSU: Rosewill Capstone Series 650W 80+ Gold Audio: Asus Xonar DG 5.1 sound card Screen: Asus VH238H 23" 1080p HDMI LED monitor Keyboard: CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid Cherry MX Brown
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07-08-2012, 03:54 PM,
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RE: Ram stick touching bottom of havik 140 fan
Not a problem at all. As long as it's not metal on metal, you're fine.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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07-08-2012, 03:58 PM,
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RE: Ram stick touching bottom of havik 140 fan
Phew! That is great to hear. And thanks for the rapid response, Mathieu! Time to move on to setting up the case.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU cooler: NZXT Havik 140 Mobo: Biostar TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD PSU: Rosewill Capstone Series 650W 80+ Gold Audio: Asus Xonar DG 5.1 sound card Screen: Asus VH238H 23" 1080p HDMI LED monitor Keyboard: CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid Cherry MX Brown
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07-08-2012, 05:20 PM,
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RE: Ram stick touching bottom of havik 140 fan
Something similar happened with mine. If it still bothers you, with the Havik you can readjust where the fan sits. Just shift it up a few fins on the heat sink.
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07-08-2012, 06:10 PM,
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RE: Ram stick touching bottom of havik 140 fan
I had the same issue and I haven't noticed any problems.
Case: Corsair 600T CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K CPU Cooler: NZXT Havik 140 GPU: Asus GTX 670 DC2T SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc 24X PSU: Seasonic X750 80+ Gold Sound Card: Asus Xonar DG Keyboard: Logitech G110 Monitor: Asus VH238H 23" LED
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07-08-2012, 09:38 PM,
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RE: Ram stick touching bottom of havik 140 fan
Cool, thanks guys!
El Magnifico, that's a good little tip there too! Probably just one notch up would give a bit of breathing room. Thanks!
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k Ivy Bridge CPU cooler: NZXT Havik 140 Mobo: Biostar TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD PSU: Rosewill Capstone Series 650W 80+ Gold Audio: Asus Xonar DG 5.1 sound card Screen: Asus VH238H 23" 1080p HDMI LED monitor Keyboard: CM Storm Quick Fire Rapid Cherry MX Brown
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07-09-2012, 02:09 PM,
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RE: Ram stick touching bottom of havik 140 fan
I have the same issue with my Hyper 212+. The edge of the plastic fan case just barely touches my RAM heatsink. Hasn't created any noise or cooling problems in ~3 months since my build.
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