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here is my problem i thought i would help out my cpu by getting a better cooler . i bought a Zalman CNPS12x . normally i research the hell out of it before i buy it but the price was soooo cheap i had to try it . after pulling it out of the box i was like oh my lanta this is huge .

i did some research and found that it blocks ram ...does it block ram on a sabertooth ??? also my ram is low profile i think .(Patriot Viper 3 Mamba Black 16GB ) i have a storm trooper stryker case is it big but will it fit????

i want to see if anyone else have this problem if so let me . i would like to know before i spend probably close to a hour putting this in and find out it will not work .

thanks a million and any info is helpful even if it is a different board or whatever .
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You can only use Low Profile Memory with this CPU Cooler,

And your memory
is not low profile.
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I use the Samsung 30nm low profile memory with my cnps12x and have no clearance issues. ram with any heatsink that sticks up even the littlest bit will have issues with this cooler.
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here is my problem i thought i would help out my cpu by getting a better cooler . i bought a Zalman CNPS12x . normally i research the hell out of it before i buy it but the price was soooo cheap i had to try it . after pulling it out of the box i was like oh my lanta this is huge .

i did some research and found that it blocks ram ...does it block ram on a sabertooth ??? also my ram is low profile i think .(Patriot Viper 3 Mamba Black 16GB ) i have a storm trooper stryker case is it big but will it fit????

i want to see if anyone else have this problem if so let me . i would like to know before i spend probably close to a hour putting this in and find out it will not work .

thanks a million and any info is helpful even if it is a different board or whatever .
Measurements below are based on CPU surface. This means 8mm above face of motherboard. Based on that you can use ram up to 45mm tall. To the best of my knowledge Patriot Viper 3 is 38mm tall so should fit under CNPS12X no problem.

Edited by doyll - 8/20/13 at 3:41pm
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No you r right it is not low profile i looked after . well i will probably take the cooler back bc it cost like 44 bucks after mail in rebate ... and my ram cost me 100 . so ram wins lol . thank you guys for the help i have not put it in and now i am not going to even try . i usually do my research before buying but yeah . if you have any suggestions for cpu coolers that would be awesome . thanks again guys for the reply
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