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    Good Low Profile RAM?

    I'm going to be a using a air cooler with my new build (Phanteks PH-TC14PE) and im going to need low profile ram.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Can't go wrong with anything that meets your spec really so just get the cheapest that does what you want and comes with a warranty whose terms you find acceptable.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    I just asked a similar question on another forum.

    I was recommended Samsung Green RAM. I got it today, and it's the tiniest RAM I've ever seen.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Definately Samsung green, can't get any smaller and it clocks well too.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    The Samsung green and some kingston 1333mhz stuff is the only actual low profile ram I know of.

    Funny the way a lot of the ram called "low profile" is actually just normal profile.

    To quote from an old thread http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-news/2...r3-memory.html
    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post


    Corsair are free to use this for reference in the future
    That's not to say standard profile will not work because heatsinks are normally made to clear standard profile ram as it is the ATX standard.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Crucial do a few low profile RAM modules in their range:

    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/list...DDR3/list.html

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    I'd recommend Samsung Greens, since they are actually low profile, and perform really well

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    So does the Crucial stuff.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willzzz View Post
    So does the Crucial stuff.
    Agree, as a proud owner of a pair of Ballistix Sport VLP 4GB 1.35V 9CL. Very tiny and apparently over clocks well (I can't try cause I have B75, so all I could do what to reduce the timings). Tiny as it gets, the levers from the memory slots are higher that them.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    The Samsung green and some kingston 1333mhz stuff is the only actual low profile ram I know of.

    Funny the way a lot of the ram called "low profile" is actually just normal profile.

    To quote from an old thread http://forums.hexus.net/hexus-news/2...r3-memory.html
    That's not to say standard profile will not work because heatsinks are normally made to clear standard profile ram as it is the ATX standard.
    I think in some places the LP doesn't stand for Low Profile, but Low Power because of the lower that default voltage.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Anyway as discussed even normal height RAM will work with 99% of coolers. It's only the really high stuff that has problems.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Nice to see curcial now does low profile stuff

    Although http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/part...D1608ET3LX0CEU so low profile, 1.35v ram but with an enlarged heatsink

    DDR2 generated a lot of heat because of the high voltages it ran at, DDR3 doesn't get anywhere near as hot so shouldn't need big heatsinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonebreaker777 View Post
    I think in some places the LP doesn't stand for Low Profile, but Low Power because of the lower that default voltage.
    Some brands have retcon'd LP to mean low power, but we have it direct from a corsair rep.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbeard View Post
    The LP is for Low Profile. The regular Vengeance and Vengeance LP operate at 1.5V, but this "Arctic White" version runs at 1.35V.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    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

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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
    That is a good deal, I paid £55 for my Samsung green LP - where'd you get that?

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Dabs, when they had their 10% off deal.
    http://www.dabs.com/category/compone...0000-475100000
    Still pretty cheap but it takes them ages to get it in stock.

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    Re: Good Low Profile RAM?

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    That is a good deal, I paid £55 for my Samsung green LP - where'd you get that?
    Amazon and eBuyer are a good source of Crucial memory modules.

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