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Build Advice Build Fail.... any advice?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by gem, 6 May 2011.

  1. gem

    gem noob

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    Just got:

    Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3
    Be Quiet Dark Rock Advanced
    2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance

    and .... YES!
    RAM does not fit for dual channel.... :S

    so what now? return the RAM or is there another solution?

    thanks
     
  2. Ronaldo 9

    Ronaldo 9 Member

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    So the RAM can not fit in any of the 2 slots nearest the CPU?
     
  3. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    I would return the RAM.
     
  4. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    sorry im not quite getting it ?

    The RAM does not fit in the slots ?

    or

    the cooler blocks the first 2 slots and therefore you cant run dual channel ?

    can we get a pic ?

    ive looked at the mobo and cooler i would have thought it fits just fine
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Are you sure you have the ram the the right way around because it only fits one way.
     
  6. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Should fit fine into slot 2 and slot 4. The heatsink will prevent it from fitting into slots 1 and 3.
     
  7. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    yeah thats what i would think
     
  8. Zetax

    Zetax New Member

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    Lol, same thing happened to me yesterday. Sqme setup, a darkrock and vengeance.

    I just took the heat spreaders off the RAM. Fits perfectly now. But it does void your warranty, so only do it if your not bothered about the warranty.

    For those of you confused. The CPU cooler is so freaking huge, it cover half of the motherboard, preventing any ram with any sort of heat spreader from being inserted. Its rediculous.
     
  9. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    if thats the case id send the cooler back lol
     
  10. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Send the ram back for the XM3S stuff?
     
  11. Sponge12349

    Sponge12349 (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ ︵ ┻━┻

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    swap for XMS3
     
  12. gem

    gem noob

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    Exactly this!

    sorry I was a bit frustrated, so the post came out a bit messy...

    Well I followed CPC recommendations and picked up this cooler and corsair vengeance.
    I guess they are great performers those two, but can't really get along ;)

    I'll take some pictures tomorrow morning.


    I guess I have to return the RAM, but to bad I ordered from Germany and I am in Greece....
     
  13. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Thats why I went for the Tranquillo over the Dark Rock in the end. Careless recommendation from CPC
     
  14. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    I did wonder this, Thats why I never take any notice of CPC recommendations tbh
     
  15. gem

    gem noob

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    OK, so it look like this...:

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    What if I cut off a small part of the heatsing?
    Of course warranty will be void, but will it be a dissaster?
     
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  16. Publ!c Enemy

    Publ!c Enemy or Richard for short

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    I wouldn't get into cutting bits off the heatsink, that's asking for trouble, and it doesn't look great. I do the same thing as Zetax did and take off the fancy heat spreader, since it's not really all that useful anyway
     
  17. jimmyjj

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    Its ******** component manufacturers don't think about this type of thing.

    Most motherboards have similar lay outs, most good ram has heat spreaders. You would think the cooler manufacturer would have tested their cooler with some popular products in the market place.

    I have the Bequiet advanced and a P8P67. The vengeance ram goes in but there is less than 1mm clearance - not ideal.
     
  18. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    If you're going to cut anything, cut the stupid heatspreader off the RAM.
     
  19. thelaw

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  20. gem

    gem noob

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    Sorry, I ment the heatspreader of the RAM as Tangster said, not the CPU Cooler heatsink.

    I guees i can 'trim' it or, remove it as Zetax did.
     

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