Hi guys, so currently on my system I have 16 gigs of Patriot Viper 3 2133MHz low profile ram. I went with the low profile because I have a massive heat sink on my CPU. Now I'm going to be water cooling the whole thing so I am wondering, should I sell my low profile memory and go with some full sized ones?
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You don't need to. You can still use LP with no problem. You will not gain any performance with normal profile.
I consider the "low profile" ones to be the normal RAM. Those fins things just look cool. Serves no real purpose outside of marketing and color matching.
Leave the ones you have. You'll be fine.
No, there is literally no difference between them. DDR3 just simply doesnt get hot, you dont need anything in the way of cooling for it, they could leave the RAM bare if they wanted (but they dont, because it looks ugly as and wont sell).