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ASRock Z77 Extreme4 + CM Hyper 212 Evo + 4 Sticks of RAM

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November 17, 2012 4:44:45 PM

I am planning on installing a CM Hyper 212 Evo on my ASRock Z77 Extreme4 board. I will initially get 2 sticks of RAM, but may later upgrade to 4 sticks. I am wondering if there will be enough space between the cooler and RAM slots to allow for an additional 2 more sticks of RAM.

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a c 162 V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 5:27:04 PM

Yes there will be, there is over enough clearance and that cooler is not that big.

What OC are you trying to reach and with what CPU?
November 17, 2012 5:28:33 PM


I've never OC-ed before, so my target is 4.3GHz. I heard that should be fairly easy to do.
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a c 162 V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 5:59:24 PM

Yes it is easy, you should reach that with a the CM Hyper 212 Evo. Depending on the chip.
November 17, 2012 6:00:56 PM

The chip? You mean each individual cpu (mine is i5 3570k) is different?
a c 162 V Motherboard
November 17, 2012 6:41:12 PM

Yes every chip, even if they are identical 3570K, behave differently.

You may have had bad luck and gotten a chip that runs hot, or won't OC stably. But it does not happen often.

Mine for example max's out at 4.6GHz, no matter how much cooling i provide or what Mobo I use. It just becomes unstable above 4.6GHz. Not that I am complaining. Thats a decent OC for Ivy Bridge.
November 17, 2012 6:44:08 PM

Cool, great information to know.

I'm assuming this behavior similar to other computer components such as GPU and RAM.
November 17, 2012 6:44:19 PM

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