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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    The Crucial stuff is just awesome, low-profile, 1.35v, CL8, overclocks really well and is cheap as anything. £38 for 8Gb I paid.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/low-vo...w-32688-3.html
    Had those, nearly twice as tall as Crucial® Ballistix® Sport VLP.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    You exaggerate, maybe 50% taller.



    The Crucial Ballistic Sport VLP module stands just 18.75mm tall and the Crucial Ballistix Tatical LP is 25.50mm in height.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonebreaker777 View Post
    Amazon and eBuyer are a good source of Crucial memory modules.
    Ebuyer do the VLP set:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/408617-crucial...d1609es2lx0ceu


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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    I'm using gskill ripjaws, and they sit incredibly low but still have decent heat spreaders. Definitely recommend them

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    You exaggerate, maybe 50% taller.

    I beg your pardon, I missed the LP, I had the NORMAL height Crucial Ballistix Tactical Memory Kit available. In that case the half size is right . Normal memory modules without the heatsink are 1.5-1.7", but Very Low Profile modules stand at 0.72" (DIMM Wiki).

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    I grabbed two of these back in january: http://www.ebuyer.com/408620-crucial...d1608et3lx0ceu when they were only £14.99 ex vat (so ~ £18 inc). Not sure why the price has jumped up quite so much since then...?

    Really must play with tweaking them at some point, they've booted at 1333MHz from SPD so far, but they can do so much more...

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Yeah memory seems to have shot up from around £35 for 4GB x2 at the start of the year to around £55 - £60 last month - seems to be continuing to increase.
    I know the pound weakened against major currencies earlier this year which could explain part of the increase.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    Yeah memory seems to have shot up from around £35 for 4GB x2 at the start of the year to around £55 - £60 last month - seems to be continuing to increase.
    I know the pound weakened against major currencies earlier this year which could explain part of the increase.
    Over the years I have noticed that ram has one of the most inconsistent price averages out of any components I look at. ddr2 became really cheap for a while when ddr3 was coming in. But then the prices shot back up again. It's really strange sometimes..

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    thanks for the suggestions guys, alot of people seem to really dig the gskill ripjaws so i may go with them

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy247 View Post
    thanks for the suggestions guys, alot of people seem to really dig the gskill ripjaws so i may go with them
    i was asking for low profile ram last year on another very popular forum. and the overwhelming answers were gskill ripjaws. had lots of replies too. they have been serving me well and leave lots of space. i think you'll be happy with them

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    They aren't really low profile though, they are just normal sized and thus will fit under most coolers.

    Despite being a little bigger than the standard DIMM size they still nicely fit under any giant cooler you can imagine. Certainly neither the Silver Arrow nor NH-D14 present a problem, which is more than can be said for many heatspreader designs.
    You will find that many designs fit quite neatly, the normal Cruicial Ballistix, Patriot Viper, and I'm sure many others.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    They aren't really low profile though, they are just normal sized and thus will fit under most coolers.



    You will find that many designs fit quite neatly, the normal Cruicial Ballistix, Patriot Viper, and I'm sure many others.
    what, ripjaws? for something with a decent heat spreader on they are low profile i would say. there might be something that does the job better though. depends how much clearance is needed. i just worked out what the gap would be between ram and cpu heatsink before i ordered anything. they fit under my corsair a50 which sticks out quite a bit.. but they wont suit all i guess.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    As I said they are fine, but the vast majority of normal height RAM would also be fine.

    Generally speaking no-one really needs proper low-profile RAM, nor do they need the extra high stuff like Corsair Vengeance, Kingston Predator or Gskill Trident.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Interestingly, doing some reading around, it looks like what we now consider "standard" DDR dimms are technically "low profile" (1.2" rather than the "standard" 1.5"-1.7" of SDR SDRAM), and the 0.7" form factor is JEDEC's "very low profile" form factor. Low profile was simply adopted as the common form factor for all DDR memory. But technically, comanies may actually be right to call 1.2" tall DIMMs low profile.

    That's a bit of an eye-opener...

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Interestingly, doing some reading around, it looks like what we now consider "standard" DDR dimms are technically "low profile" (1.2" rather than the "standard" 1.5"-1.7" of SDR SDRAM), and the 0.7" form factor is JEDEC's "very low profile" form factor. Low profile was simply adopted as the common form factor for all DDR memory. But technically, comanies may actually be right to call 1.2" tall DIMMs low profile.

    That's a bit of an eye-opener...
    Wasn't a eye opener for me but made me remember once in a long time I saw once a Kingmax/Kingstone standard DIMM extra tall, was like 1GB of SD-RAM or so. Always wondered if I ever will be able to afford it

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