Heatsink for CPU,RAM w/heat spreaders

Currently, I have an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 and it blocks 1 of my RAM slots on my mobo which forces my RAM to be in the 2nd and 3rd Dimm slots, which I suspect is causing me some performance issues but I could be wrong on that. But I'm looking for a better cooler and something that won't block my RAM slots. I'd really like the Scythe Mugen 2 but some people say it would work, others say it won't so I was hoping for some help. I'd also like to at least try to hit 4GHz with my processor as well and I don't want to spend more than $50 or $60 on a cooler.
I was even thinking of selling my RAM on ebay or something and trying to get back some money on them and using that money to purchase RAM w/o heat spreaders but I'd prefer not to do that.

Mobo: MSI 770-G45
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 740
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4GB
Case: HAF 912

Thanks in advance for any help.
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  1. I checked your mobo manual, it offers no info about what mem slots to use, check CPU-z and see if the mem is operating in dual channel mode. If it is, than those slots should not affect performance.
  2. Dual channel mode for that board is 1&2.
    A CM 212+ or N520 would fit.
  3. jockey's 212+ suggestion is your best bet.
    Excellent price/performance and won't interfere with Ripjaws.
    I use that set-up on one of my rigs.
  4. Thanks for the suggestions guys but I already have some new RAM w/o heatspreaders installed in my 1st and 2nd slot.
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