Just finished up a build, where im using the hyper 212 plus cpu cooler. The cooler could not fit properly with the ram in slots 1 and 3 (they have tall heatsinks) so i moved the ram sticks to slots 2 and 4, even though in the mobo manual it says to use slots 1 and 3.
My question is, will there be any negative effect of using the ram in slots 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3 as the manual instructs?
The PC is working fine with the ram in slots 2 and 4 at the moment..
what ram? did you install ram before the heatsink. I have gd70 with same heatsink and all four ram slots occupied. I wouldn't be able to remove or install slot 1 with the 212 on but my gskill ripjaw definately fit if installed first.
But yeah you should be fine like that until you want to upgrade to using 4 slots