Zalman CNPS10X ram clearance

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Does anybody have either the Zalman CNPS10X-Quiet or Performa CPU cooler installed on a P8P67 motherboard with G-Skill 8Gb RipJawsX?
If so, is there much clearance from the ram?

I know the Performa is the smallest of the two but I'm undecided which one to get.
 
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No chance. It touches my Kingston Hyperx Blu (low prof).
You can move the fan up a few mm, but then its not cooling the parts that get hotter.
Even then I dont think it will clear ripjawsx.
You could always put the RAM in the next slot over (assuming you only have 2 sticks?).
 
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According to zlaman it comes in at 125mm (or 100mm, I don't know if the spec size includes the fan?) wide, I had an ACFP13 on my p8z68 (presume its similar spacing to the p8p67) which was 96mm wide, I had a good 3-5mm clearance to my first ram slot with the FP13, so if it is 100mm you 'should' be good to go.
 
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I think it will be 125mm with the fan. I just measured my old cooler which is only 85mm with the fan attached so the Zalmans certainly won't fit. I guess I'll have to look for something else.
 
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