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Asus P7P55D Pro QVL and Corsair Dominator DDR3 RAM?

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April 20, 2010 3:09:00 AM

Hi all, thanks for checking out the thread, and for any assistance you can give me.

I'm building a new rig soon with a P7P55D Pro. I want to use Corsair Dominator (2 x 2GB) memory in it. I went to the Asus website to download the QVL, but although the QVL has several types of Corsair RAM on the list, I literally cannot find a single set from Newegg that matches the model/part numbers on the QVL. All of the part numbers on the QVL start with 'TR3' or 'CM3' while all the sets on Newegg start with 'CMP' 'CWD' 'TWD' etc. What the heck? I went to the Corsair website and of course the RAM is listed as compatible there (as I suspected it would be, and have heard it is) but what's up with the QVL List?


Also, can anyone answer me what the difference is between these two Dominator RAM kits listed at Newegg?





(Sorry for the long link; I'm not sure how to use text instead). These 2 pairs have the exact same description and timings. The only difference is that one costs $147.99 with a $20 MIR, and the other is 150.99 with a $10 MIR, and they have different part numbers. The $150.99 kit also has 50 reviews, while the other one has none. Is one just an older model? I'm confident that the Corsair RAM will work, but at this stage I'm still very confused by the details. Thank you for any help you can give me, lol.
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April 20, 2010 6:59:21 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
First of all your link doesn't work,but when a RAM isn't in the motherboard's QVL list it doesn't mean the motherboard doesn't support it.
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April 20, 2010 12:28:13 PM

Hi!--and thank you for the welcome and the reply :) ,

Yes, I know that just because it's not in the QVL list doesn't mean it's not supported (especially for certain types of quality ram like Corsair Dominator)--I was just trying to understand the QVL. I mean, doesn't it seem odd that absolutely none of the part numbers match up? It seemed to me, actually, like most of the models listed were of tripple channel kits... which doesn't make sense for an LGA 1156 board, does it? Did someone just screw up the QVL?

Sorry about the link--I tried the "link" button but all it gave me was that, lol. Am I missing something? Would like to post the correct link, as I am still curious about the difference between the 2 ram. They can be found at the newegg.ca (Canadian) website under DDR3 1600 2 x 2GB Corsair Ram.
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April 20, 2010 12:40:40 PM

I think its a mistake from them putting triple channel memory RAMs in a P55 QVL list.
About the links,it opens but there are no models,it says
"You must first designate which items to compare by clicking on the appropriate check box in the product listing. "
So post the link to both RAMs instead
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April 20, 2010 5:05:30 PM

That's the only thing I can think of... but isn't that a pretty awful mistake--to mix up your QVL x58 list with your QVL P55 list? What's the point of even publishing a QVL? lol.

Thank you for your help Maziar, here are the links to the 2 different types of ram:

The $147.99 - 0 reviews - $20 MIR ram.




The $150.99 - 50 reviews - $10 MIR ram



You will notice they have virtually identical specifications... of course there are many other types of Corsair RAM on that page as well, including another type of Corsair with exact specifications, but a different model # and it costs $30.00 more. Why do these things have to be so complicated? lol.

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April 20, 2010 6:33:04 PM

I am not sure why one of them is more expensive because they both have the same specs and they will work in the ASUS P7P55D
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April 21, 2010 8:02:18 PM

Many times MOBO QVLs are out of date or inaccurate. If you are still considering Corsair memory we have 2 options to assist you.

Corsair Intel Memory Page: http://www.corsair.com/configurator/default.aspx

Corsair Memory Finder: http://www.corsair.com/products/memory_home.aspx

You can also post in the forum and ask RAM GUY if the 2 options above are not satisfactory.

http://forum.corsair.com/v3/index.php
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April 22, 2010 12:45:20 AM

Great, thank you to all for the helpful replies. That's good to know about the QVL lists--but seems highly unusual, since the reason people bother putting time into researching QVL's is to make sure they will have compatible RAM. I will be going with 4GB of the Corsair Dominator Ram. Thanks all :) .
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April 22, 2010 6:59:23 AM

That's a great RAM,enjoy it :) 
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April 22, 2010 12:28:59 PM

Best answer selected by raraku.
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April 23, 2010 2:44:35 AM

Raraku said:
Great, thank you to all for the helpful replies. That's good to know about the QVL lists--but seems highly unusual, since the reason people bother putting time into researching QVL's is to make sure they will have compatible RAM. I will be going with 4GB of the Corsair Dominator Ram. Thanks all :) .

Most QVLs are compiled prior to the release of the motherboard so that the information can be put into the manuals. And, the MOBO companies are focused on getting the board released and have only so much time and people to do RAM testing. RAM companies on the other hand can do more qualifications and especially the most popular boards. So, in many cases the RAM company data will be much more up to date.
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