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Old 07-07-2010, 06:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Tech-Forums,

as some of you may know, the P55 chipset's CPU sockets are very close to the RAM slots; as seen below:


my Noctua U12P ((L)126mm X (W)71mm X (H)158mm) will not fit with all 4 RAM slots occupied.


currently considering the Prolimatech Armageddon ((L)144mm X (W)50mm X (H)160.3mm with a 140mm fan mounted, the fan protrudes from the heatsink), but I am worried that it might be too tall for my case (Lian Li PC-7FW)

also the Thermalright HR-01 Plus (L110 x W60 x H159.5 mm), but not sure it's thin enough.

any suggestions?

(**** it, the U12P is the heatsink I liked the most.)
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Default Re: in need of CPU heatsink suggestion for the P55 chipset

You could remove the heatsink from that memory module, there not really needed.

How close is it to fitting? You could probably buy a replacement memory heatsink and trim it down (and you would still have a new heatsink if the module dies).

You can't raise the fan up a little?

I started reading a Armageddon review the other day and I was distracted and I never finished reading it. Maybe I can find it again.

http://pro-clockers.com/cooling/1536...pu-cooler.html
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You could remove the heatsink from that memory module, there not really needed.

but then the memory modules looks ugly

How close is it to fitting? You could probably buy a replacement memory heatsink and trim it down (and you would still have a new heatsink if the module dies).

new memory heatsink, new cpu heatsink, same difference

You can't raise the fan up a little?

I suppose I could... but less cooling performance and can't use fan clips...

I started reading a Armageddon review the other day and I was distracted and I never finished reading it. Maybe I can find it again.

it seems alright to me.

but then I think my chances are good with the HR-01 Plus, think I should take a swing at it?
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what if you replace that one fan with on those ultra slim scythe fans?
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what if you replace that one fan with on those ultra slim scythe fans?
looks like it would fit
but then, if I recall correctly, those ultra slim fans have really poor performance.

hmmmmmm..... choices, choices.......
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I would go with the Armageddon over the HR-01 Plus.
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