My Johnson wrote:Sometimes it creates a compatibility issue but it really should not. I'm sure you've heard the refrain, "swap them around in the slots and see if it works?"
JustAnEngineer wrote:This would be a good reason to buy DIMMs that don't have gigantic decorative heatsinks attached.
P.S.: You haven't accidentally rotated the CPU cooler 90° from its normal orientation, have you? The fans should be blowing from the front toward the back, not from the bottom toward the top.
JustAnEngineer wrote:The fan can be unlatched then repositioned on the cooler to mount a bit higher so that it clears the DIMM. The concern is that you don't have to push it up so far that it hits the side of the case. You might try removing the fan, installing the DIMM fully, then re-installing the fan.
If push really came to shove, you could move the fan to the opposite side of the heatsink, in a "pull" rather than "push" configuration.
Low-profile DIMMs like these will fit just about anywhere.
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