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I'm just about to buy a GA-970A-UD3 with an FX6300 and I've noticed from some pictures, here and elsewhere, that with some CPU coolers, one of the memory slots is obscured by the fan on the cooler. From the descriptions, the owners seems to be using low profile memory. My question: Is this a general problem with tower coolers, and do I need low profile memory if I want to populate all four slots?

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post #2 of 9
Depends what kind of CPU cooler you use. Purchase one that can clear 40mm and many memory can fit, otherwise low profile heat spreaders should fit most aftermarket CPU coolers.

Water cool can fit anything, so that is a good idea too.

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post #3 of 9
I have that board, and teher is nothing limiting the dimm size, I dont think there is on any boards, like above, i would be more worried about your cooler, if you ahev an air cooler, chances are the first 1/2 slots are covered by it, sometimes even with low profile. I have an AIO with some tall RAM, but that isnt a problem.
     
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Thank you both for the replies.

I haven't chosen memory of cooler yet, as I didn't want to end up with memory I couldn't use in every slot. Cooler wise, I looking at:

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO
Scythe Mugen 3 Rev. B
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 (a little more expensive but not much)
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Do you plan to OC? If not then stick with the stock one thumb.gif
     
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Do you plan to OC? If not then stick with the stock one thumb.gif

I probably will, at least to some extent. That aside, the OEM version of the processor (comes without the cooler) is quite a lot cheaper, so I may as well invest the difference in a other/more flexible components.
post #7 of 9
Been researching a lot about this as well, seen several threads. From the looks of it, a cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO or Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 make it a really tight squeeze for high profile memory on the 1st slot.

Since you want to populate all slots, go with low profile memory.
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Why not get Samsung Green RAM, they are very low profile, and they have overclock SUPERBLY!
     
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Hyper 212 runs fine on this board with all four slots populated, although it is a bit of a tight fit. Larger air coolers might be a problem. I've got a Heligon HE01 on the way right now, which I picked up specifically because its design does not interfere with RAM slots.
     
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