Originally Posted by Shame486
So my question is.
I got Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard and I'm going to get Silver Arrow.
Does G.Skill Rispjaw X series fit under it? If not can you suggest me some low profile RAM's. I mean low profile heat sinks. 8gigs.
Member GeforceGTS has Asus P8P67 Evo (not Pro, but this difference is not relevant in this matter) with Silver Arrow and G.Skill Ripjaws RAM.
In the thread (post #17) below, he reported that there is RAM clearance issue with the SA. He ''had to raise the fan so it was slightly above the heatpipes to fit with the ripjaws...''. Note the top pic in post #14 is his.
As his Ripjaws is 40mm tall and your target Ripjaws X is 42mm tall, it becomes obvious that that Ripjaws X will also have clearance problem as well.
Thermalright lists the fins height clearance for SA is 40.87mm. With a 140mm fan installed, this will reduce the clearance to ~38mm (note the pic mentioned above). That is why 40mm tall Rigjaws and 42mm tall Ripjaws X will have problem.
Regarding which low profile heatsink memory modules, you better either check the Asus QVL or ask around in the P8P67 Owner Club thread.
Owners Club thread: http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...es-owners.html