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Will this fit with my CPU heatsink?

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June 7, 2013 12:36:45 AM

Through a few mishaps (unsupported mobo/ CPU combo), I am putting a Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 mobo with my AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE. I am using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus and would like to know if Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM will fit under the heatsink. Not sure if all memory is the same height. If not, any suggestions. These will be in a Rosewill Challenger case. Thanks.

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June 7, 2013 3:05:32 AM

It'll be fine; I've used that cooler with that RAM before.
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June 14, 2013 4:21:24 PM

Thanks, git your response the same day you posted, but got tied up with another project. I was able to use the second pair (slots 2 and 4) but the fan was about 1/8 f and inch too farover touse slot 1. Okay though I am using 8GBs (2x$GB) which is fine for my daughter's new build.
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June 14, 2013 5:33:16 PM

Raise it, pop the fan off with the clips (grippers) on the sides of the fins and simply set the fan a bit higher on the fins, it's adjustable.
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June 14, 2013 8:47:20 PM

Thanks Tradesman1, if, in the future, I decide to add more memory, I will raise it. There is barely enough room, but it will work for me. I'msure I'll have questions about other things soon. Thus, I think we could close this thread.
Thank you.
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June 14, 2013 9:40:16 PM

No problem, I'm running Tridents which are very tall, had to raise the fan about 1/2 inch and still works great, normally have my 3570K at 4.7, but even going up to 5.0 GHz with the fan raised, idle stay at about 40, it's a sweet cooler
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June 15, 2013 8:01:40 AM

Check your motherboard manual that the RAM is in the correct slots. While it'll work in any, you should try and get it into the preferred arrangement for 2 sticks. As Tradesman1 said, you can adjust the height of the fan on the clips. You can also put it on the other side of the heatsink from the RAM and have it pull air through the heatsink instead of pushing (makes very little difference to temps).
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June 15, 2013 8:04:44 AM

Or 2 fans, the model comes w/ an extra mounting bracket so you can add a second fan
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June 15, 2013 9:54:55 AM

Thanks to both of you for the advise.
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June 15, 2013 11:00:18 AM

No problem, let us know how it goes
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June 16, 2013 9:52:53 PM

@Tradesman!, All is well and the PC is almost ready...next is Windows installation. Will most likely be on that forum next. Thanks.
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June 16, 2013 9:59:23 PM

Drop me a PM on the thread if you want need any help in case I miss it
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