Memory clearance is something which many system builders and enthusiasts are eager to discover since this will ascertain whether a memory kit will be compatible with the CPU cooler or not. To demonstrate this, a low profile memory kit is used.
Dimensions: (L)130mm X (W)74mmX (H)158.7mm
Installation complete, Megahalems is a rather large heatsink
Megahalems in all its glory
Being large in size, the Megahalems does cover the first memory slot on an LGA2011 motherboard when a cooling fan is attached.
This limitation means that memory kits over 3.5cm in height will struggle to fit with the cooler and a fan attached, though the outer memory slots are typical used with a single kit anyway.
Cooler overhangs slightly – only when fan is attached
Measuring the clearance when fan is attached