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Ram Heat spreader too big?

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I am currently building a new system listed in my specs and was looking at some Corsair XMS Pro (2x512Mb).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145466

I am planning on getting the Epox Ep-9NPA+ SLI board but noticed that to run dual channel, the DIMM slots right next to each other have to be used. Has anyone else run into a problem running memory with large heat spreaders right next to eachother? Any other Epox users using similar memory?
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I seiously don;t think it will be a problem. I know of many peopel that run them together on the same channel, and they run side by side. The only thing you may ahve trouble with is some aftermarket HSFs may get in the way.
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Honestly, heatspreaders make almost no diffrence for ram performance / heat distrabution. there only theyre for basically looks. only way to increase your performance with a ram accessory is A fan blowing onto the ram.
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Those heatspreaders should work fine if you're only going to have 1 gb of that stuff. But I'm not sure about 4 sticks of it. I would personally recommend getting these OCZ Gold Series for $10 more. And I have't heard much about that epox mobo, but if you want to go with a name brand you should get the Asus A8N-SLi
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Thanks, I'll look into the OCZ GOld. I looked at the Platinum series but just a little too pricey. I'd rather get something cheaper and OC it.
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