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^^ because of the heatsink .-.
OHHHH, see now it makes sense, it would have been a lot easier if you said that before.

Yes, you'll be fine using slots 3 and 4. Big heatsinks are the reason I always put the RAM on the board before the heatsink, but it really doesn't matter.
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^^ because of the heatsink .-.
Please give us all these details in your first post. It will save all those trying to help a lot of time :/

I suggest you edit your first post and add the detail so someone trying to help does not have to read through the entire thread to understand what is going on.

Do you have your motherboard manual??
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Sorry for not being clear. It's my first build and I'm new to the forums x.x

But thanks for helping me out! Corsair vengeance ram is a pain in the butt.
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Asrock extreme68 motherboard

waffle what CPU heat sink are you using that will interfere with your ram?
I know there are some monster heat sinks out there

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Corsair vengeance ram is a pain in the butt.
No worse then my GSkill PI, try water cooling, it leaves lots of room next to your CPU socket and it will lighten your wallet
Edited by slickwilly - 6/20/11 at 3:28pm
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Just took a look at your board, the board should boot up fine with the RAM in the two slots furthest away, but I'm pretty sure it won't run in Dual-Channel mode. For dual-channel I'm almost positive you have to be using the two slots of the same color.

Is it a matter of the RAM just being too tall, or is it a matter of you put the heatsink on first? If they can fit under the heatsink I would suggest removing the heatsink, and placing the RAM in the correct slots first.

EDIT: For clarification, which color shouldn't matter, as long as the two sticks are in the slots of the same color. IE: Both in the blue slots or both in the white slots. For dual-channel that is, it should still boot up without a problem.
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Ok thanks!
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Also, if I ever populate all four slots, would they all need to be the exact same? Or could I use my corsair vengeance set in the white slots and some other set in the blue slots.
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You could you one stick of RAM in any slot and it should still be able to boot. If it doesn't try a different stick of RAM or use the same RAM in a different slot. Rinse and repeat til you find out your RAM or Mortherboard (or motherboard RAM slots) are bad.

I hope this answers your question.

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Also, if I ever populate all four slots, would they all need to be the exact same? Or could I use my corsair vengeance set in the white slots and some other set in the blue slots.
And No, they don't NEED to be exactly the same. Your system will default to the lowest settings of XMP in your system.

It is preferred to have the same RAM in all slots, for compatibility and ease of OCing your system.
 
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