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I think I got incompatible memory

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February 17, 2010 7:21:35 PM

Hey all, Just got my shipment from Newegg in today and I am pretty sure I made a mistake.

My mobo is Asus M4A79XTD Evo and the memory isn't listed on Asus's qualified vendors list.

Here are the links for the motherboard and the memory.

What should I do??? Can this not work and if it can work what kind of risks am i taking on?




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February 17, 2010 7:24:20 PM

Are you concerned about the "manufactured for Intel blah blah..." on the RAM? That's just marketing-speak that means that it runs at 1.65 V or less. The RAM should work fine in your motherboard.
February 17, 2010 7:26:25 PM

I figured it would work fine when i bought it but when i looked up the ram on the mobo's qualifed vendor list it wasnt on there and thats why i am concerned.
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February 17, 2010 7:28:22 PM

The RAM will work fine. Don't worry. I recently built a similar system with an ASUS motherboard and G.Skill RAM and everything worked perfectly.
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February 17, 2010 10:15:32 PM

The ones they put on the list are just the ones they've actually bothered to test. They don't test them all.
February 17, 2010 10:17:19 PM

dude this will work just fine great ram by the way!!!!
February 17, 2010 10:30:30 PM

It'll work, the board's pdf shows a similar ram tested but it's a cas9.

Just adjust the timings and voltage (if need) and you'll be fine.
February 17, 2010 10:33:49 PM

it will default to 1333 so you may have to change some settings anyway