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Hyper 212 EVO with RipJaws X and Asus P8Z77-V

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November 16, 2012 11:28:15 PM

After reading a dozen posts here and elsewhere, I'm getting conflicting signals on whether the combo of the RipJaws X (4 sticks) memory and Hyper 212 EVO cooler on a P8Z77-V Deluxe motherboard works. I've read:

1. The RAM fits fine, no problem, even with the fan.
2. The RAM fits but you'll have to raise the fan up a bit.
3. The RAM fits, but only with slot 1 empty unless you move the fan to the other side.
4. Forget it. Go buy low-profile memory.

Does anyone who has this precise combo know the definitive answer?
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November 16, 2012 11:47:04 PM

I don't have a definitive answer, but I assume people that have clearance issues is due to using all 4 DIMMs. I only use 2 DIMMS (2x4GB) and I have no issue with my ASRock mobo + CM EVO + Ripjawz. However, if I were to try the DIMM closest to the fan then I might have issues. Just eye balling it I'd say the fin would touch the CM fan.

If you want 16gb then I'd suggest low profile RAM to be safe. Performance difference, in my opinion, is negligible. On the other hand, if you are using only 2 DIMMs then you should be fine with high profile like the RipJawz.

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November 16, 2012 11:53:49 PM
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On a side note, the EVO fan clips onto the heatsink, so if I had issues with high profile RAM I would probably just move my fan so it's not perfectly centered on my heatsink. Moving the fan a couple millimeters won't have a drastic impact on the cooling, but would give extra clearance.
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November 17, 2012 6:45:26 PM

Good point. Some have suggested just moving it to the other side of the heatsink in a pull configuration but I imagine that would reduce the efficiency of the heatsink.
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November 18, 2012 9:56:58 AM

hogwallow said:
Good point. Some have suggested just moving it to the other side of the heatsink in a pull configuration but I imagine that would reduce the efficiency of the heatsink.


A pull seems much weaker. If I had to, I'd rather just move the fan a couple notches.

Are you using 2x4gb or 4x4gb?
November 18, 2012 11:16:36 AM

envy14tpe said:
A pull seems much weaker. If I had to, I'd rather just move the fan a couple notches.

Are you using 2x4gb or 4x4gb?


I'm using 4x8gb; Photoshop loves a lot of memory.
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November 18, 2012 2:01:43 PM

hogwallow said:
I'm using 4x8gb; Photoshop loves a lot of memory.


WOW! that's a lot. I have a total of 8gb, and that is plenty for me.

Too be safe, buy low profile. I really think the difference is minimal between high fins and low fins.
November 25, 2012 11:15:20 PM

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November 26, 2012 1:21:50 AM

What did you buy?
August 12, 2013 2:14:31 PM

Just as a reference for someone who has plans to buy this kinda config.. I use the exact similar config, 212 EVO with 4 sticks of 4GB Ripjaws X and Asus P8 -V motherboard. Just a small lift to the fan on the 212 is enough. It will fit perfectly. Hope this will help someone in the future.
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