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Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2x 4GB) compatibility with Asus Maximus VI Formula mobo.

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October 22, 2013 1:52:03 PM

I am new to the whole PC building thing. I just bought the Asus Maximus VI Formula mobo, and I found that the Corsair Vengeance Pro RAM isn't listed in the manual. Does this mean it's incompatible/won't work? The part number is CMY8GX3M2A 1600C9. Thanks in advance :) 
October 22, 2013 2:16:11 PM

Until someone more knowledgeable replies, here is a little more info.

I asked a similar question just a week or two ago so have a look! http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1829643/opinio...

As far as I can tell (I am looking a the same mobo) that is great ram to go for in the 1866 or 2133 speeds (whatever is cheapest really, you will see no difference unless you are looking to boast about benchmarks). Also it would be best to consider 16GB for longevity of your build due to game requirements going up and up (CoD: Ghosts requiring 6GB minimum!), check this forum post I read not 5 minutes ago http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-1838865/ram.html

In short, try the Corsair vengeance or vengeance pro (as long as the pro isn't much extra then take that as IMO it looks cooler).
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October 22, 2013 2:27:32 PM

That's a 1600/9 set and it should work fine, no problem, the QVL lists they have are pretty worthless, see my info thread here:

http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=10566

So yes, they'll work but are on the expensive side, can get a much better set at 1866/9 and $5 or so less w/ the GSkill Snipers, much better sticks and with some OC headroom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 22, 2013 2:39:40 PM

OllieK said:
Until someone more knowledgeable replies, here is a little more info.

I asked a similar question just a week or two ago so have a look! http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1829643/opinio...

As far as I can tell (I am looking a the same mobo) that is great ram to go for in the 1866 or 2133 speeds (whatever is cheapest really, you will see no difference unless you are looking to boast about benchmarks). Also it would be best to consider 16GB for longevity of your build due to game requirements going up and up (CoD: Ghosts requiring 6GB minimum!), check this forum post I read not 5 minutes ago http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/faq/id-1838865/ram.html

In short, try the Corsair vengeance or vengeance pro (as long as the pro isn't much extra then take that as IMO it looks cooler).


Thanks for the advice and info :) 
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October 22, 2013 2:46:48 PM

No worries, let us know how it goes
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