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April 6, 2014 4:14:19 AM

RAM clearance questions:
MOBO: AsRock B85M PRO4
CPU: i5-4570
Possibly Hyper 212 EVO cooler.
Question 1: If I populate RAM slots A2 and B2 (number 2 and 4 away from CPU), will I have clearance issues with Hyper 212 EVO? I know that the fan can be moved a little bit, but how much can I lift it before affecting cooling power? Is it possible that tall RAM in slot 2 could hit the heatsink?

Question 2: Should I avoid 1.65V RAM? Should I get 1.5V or even lower?

I have been trying to find DDR3 1600MHz without tall heatspreaders and this is driving me nuts.

First of all the prices for 8Gb = 2x4Gb are insane here in Finland.
Kit 2x4Gb starts from 75 euros = 103 USD. And goes up from there.
Secondly, most of them come with tall heatspreaders and 1.65V.

When I try to find standard or low profile and <=1.5V, it just keeps getting more expensive.

So back to the questions. Should I care about voltage and are there any clearance issues?
April 6, 2014 4:23:56 AM

The Cooler Master 212 evo is should be elevated enough to provide adequate RAM clearance - Heat sink manufacturer's have in mind that their heat sinks could have clearance problems with RAM modules.

The heat spreaders on RAM modules can be removed and replaced with after market ones but that shouldn't be a problem. IF your still unsure check out the Cooler Master website and look at the specifications of the Cooler Master 212 evo...They should have specifications on how much clearance the heat sink gives to RAM

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...
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April 6, 2014 4:27:59 AM

Slot 2 & 4 should almost certainly be fine.
I have the 212 PLUS and low profile Corsair RAM. There is about 3mm clearance between the stick in slot 1 and the fan.
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April 6, 2014 4:34:37 AM


USAFRet said:
Slot 2 & 4 should almost certainly be fine.
I have the 212 PLUS and low profile Corsair RAM. There is about 3mm clearance between the stick in slot 1 and the fan.


You have LP ram... But as I said, the cheapest sets are all taller. I don't think anyone would feel happy to pay these prices (well over 100 USD) for entry level RAM at 1600 MHz. And even pay extra to get standard height or low profile.

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April 6, 2014 4:36:48 AM

Anonymous said:

USAFRet said:
Slot 2 & 4 should almost certainly be fine.
I have the 212 PLUS and low profile Corsair RAM. There is about 3mm clearance between the stick in slot 1 and the fan.


You have LP ram... But as I said, the cheapest sets are all taller. I don't think anyone would feel happy to pay these prices (well over 100 USD) for entry level RAM at 1600 MHz. And even pay extra to get standard height or low profile.



Right. I mentioned it only to illustrate the spacing.

Slots 2 & 4 should be fine.
And sliding the fan up just enough to clear the fins on slot 1 shouldn't affect the cooling much, if any.
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April 6, 2014 5:04:40 AM

I checked the height of Corsair Low profile. It is 26.25mm
And the ones I am looking at, are 42mm. Boohoo. Also Amazon.co.uk is not an option anymore. Last week they announced that mailing to mainland Europe is 6.50 GBP / shipment + something for the weight.
Free Super Saver Delivery is gone and I am stuck with local prices and substandard RAM. I think that 1600 MHz at 1.65V is just bad. I understand that anything over 1.5V will cause extra stress to CPU...Am I correct?
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April 6, 2014 6:56:40 AM

Anonymous said:
I checked the height of Corsair Low profile. It is 26.25mm
And the ones I am looking at, are 42mm. Boohoo. Also Amazon.co.uk is not an option anymore. Last week they announced that mailing to mainland Europe is 6.50 GBP / shipment + something for the weight.
Free Super Saver Delivery is gone and I am stuck with local prices and substandard RAM. I think that 1600 MHz at 1.65V is just bad. I understand that anything over 1.5V will cause extra stress to CPU...Am I correct?


Yes, that is correct, but some use 1.65 v. DIMMs anyway. I would not, as Intel recommends 1.5 v.

The Haswell CPU has the IMC (Integrated Memory Controller) located on the CPU die and it controls the memory voltage. Higher voltage = more heat = more stress on the CPU.

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April 6, 2014 8:10:07 AM

With the Hyper 212 EVO, simply raise the fan(s), the fan height is adjustable (it just clips on the fins), I run Gskill Tridents under one on my IB and Ripjaws X under another on my SB rig...No ill effects to cooling and takes all of 30 seconds (if that ;)  )
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