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April 8, 2013 7:57:49 AM

I was looking at the G.Skill 8GBXL ram on their website and I looked at the list of qualified motherboards and the motherboard I am going to buy (Asrock Pro3) isn't in the qualified list, does that mean it won't work with it or they don't support it?

link to ram: http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=355
April 8, 2013 8:08:45 AM

It says it supports the "Asrock Z68 Pro3" so if you got the z68 version of the pro 3 instead of the z77 you would be insured it should work. The z77 and z68 chipsets aren't that different in performance, its about a 5-8% performance difference and only when the processors at peak, but you would only have one pci-e 3 slot.
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April 8, 2013 8:11:36 AM

Sam0oneau said:
It says it supports the "Asrock Z68 Pro3" so if you got the z68 version of the pro 3 instead of the z77 you would be insured it should work. The z77 and z68 chipsets aren't that different in performance, its about a 5-8% performance difference and only when the processors at peak.


I don't think I want to get a Z68 D: I'm getting an ivy bridge cpu so I prefer to get the latest tech with it, is there an equivalent for the Z77 version?
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April 8, 2013 8:13:24 AM

It will wok fine. It just won't be guaranteed to work at an overclocked. That board is under $100, so that is understandable. But you'll be good at 1600MHz anyway. And actually that is what you want.
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April 8, 2013 8:14:54 AM

wdmfiber said:
It will wok fine. It just won't be guaranteed to work at an overclocked. That board is under $100, so that is understandable. But you'll be good at 1600MHz anyway. And actually that is what you want.


That's nice to know :)  thanks for helping! I don't really need to overclock since 1600mhz and 2133mhz make no difference (or very little) when it comes to gaming so 1600mhz is fine for me.
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April 8, 2013 8:18:52 AM

Hopefully it works
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April 8, 2013 8:54:59 AM

Sam0oneau said:
Hopefully it works


I'll post back if it works or not when I assemble my rig.
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