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June 11, 2013 6:15:57 PM

Hi,

With my new computer I've planned to use this motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Pro3/?cat=Memory

and because of the price right now, this RAM:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006WAGGUK/ref=ox_sc_a...

it isn't on the compatibility list for that motherboard, and now I'm unsure if it will work at all. Should I search for different RAM?
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June 11, 2013 6:19:40 PM

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00

It will run on your board!
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June 11, 2013 6:23:44 PM

You could grab an Asrock Z75 Pro3 and save a bit of money, it's practically identical to the Z77 Pro3.
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June 11, 2013 6:29:00 PM

Hello, :hello: 

Yes, the memory is compatible with your Motherboard. Perhaps, you could try a higher speed memory if you have IntelĀ® K-Series processor. If you are okay with 1600MHz then going with lower latency(CL7) is a better idea. You can also try F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH or Corsair CMZ8GX3M2X1600C7R or if you are okay with value ram then click here for compatible CL7 memory.

Good luck with the upgrade. Cheers.
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June 11, 2013 6:47:51 PM

Yes it will work QVLs are all but worthless - in fact quite often the higher freq sets won't work out of the Box - mobo manufacturers 'test' DRAM at the mobo's default value, not at the rated spec. I wrote an op/ed article on this here:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

The Z77 is the better mobo over the Z75

And finally, I agree, if going w/ a K model CPU, if you do any multi-tasking at all or really put the computer to use, you'd like faster sticks of DRAM
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June 11, 2013 6:50:27 PM

Thank you all very much for the answers and advice everyone. I'd pick all of your answers as the best solution because, well... they are ;) 

Thanks for the motherboard ideas too!
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June 11, 2013 6:55:07 PM

Tradesman1 said:
The Z77 is the better mobo over the Z75

Nope. The only difference is Intel SRT.
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June 11, 2013 7:24:21 PM

The SRT and also the Z77 has an infrared header, had a few calls for that recently on home entertainment PCs, for $5 or so might as well pick up the additional feature
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