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ASUS IV Extreme and Ram compatability question.

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February 16, 2011 8:03:59 PM

Ok people i am doing my first pc build for gaming. I want some reassurance that i can use my ram. I bought it and then later realized that it isn't on the mobo's qualified vendors list.

Mobo= ASUS crosshair IV extreme. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here is the link for the QVL from ASUS

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=lt1ShF6xEn3rlLe7&...

RAM=G.SKILL Trident + Turbulence II 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-8GBTDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My question.... Will this ram work with this mobo?

Now... the mobo has a feature called "mem ok", which I understand as it will plug and play anything... maybe with a little tweaking I can make the ram run optimally?

Oh..I'm going to be running a AMD 1100t.
Thanks in advance!
Gabe
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February 16, 2011 9:16:24 PM

Welcome to the forums, Newcomer. The QVL is made up of specific parts that have undergone serious testing and have proven to work; that much you know. The only downfall to not using hardware from the QVL is, in the event of questionable mobo failure, the tech support will not likely issue an RMA until this possibility is ruled out. That being said, generally, as long as the mobo supports the type of RAM (DDR3, DDR2, etc), you should be able to use it.

Nobody can guarantee anything will work; not even from the QVL. Meaning, even if you bought RAM from the QVL, it is possible that the RAM could be deffective on arrival. You really have three options here:

1. Install your current RAM and see if it works;
2. Return your RAM and purchase RAM found on the QVL;
3. Search online for others who have the same mobo as you, and use the same RAM as them. This may overlap with option 1 or 2.
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February 17, 2011 3:34:59 AM

gabe_07 said:
Ok people i am doing my first pc build for gaming. I want some reassurance that i can use my ram. I bought it and then later realized that it isn't on the mobo's qualified vendors list.

Mobo= ASUS crosshair IV extreme. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

here is the link for the QVL from ASUS

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=lt1ShF6xEn3rlLe7&...

RAM=G.SKILL Trident + Turbulence II 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9D-8GBTDD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My question.... Will this ram work with this mobo?

Now... the mobo has a feature called "mem ok", which I understand as it will plug and play anything... maybe with a little tweaking I can make the ram run optimally?

Oh..I'm going to be running a AMD 1100t.
Thanks in advance!
Gabe


Optimally would probably be DDR3-1600 CAS 7. Yeh, your CPU and RAM might get along with that.
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February 17, 2011 3:55:35 AM

ok, I've got it all put together and am typing from my new rig.(yay!) All seems well. I dont know what frequency the ram is operating at. I guess I could check in the bios. Right? I want to make sure that things are running optimally. I believe both vid cards are active too (i see the fans running:) 
But what is the best way to see if things are running at their "inteded" levels? I know I've got an overclocking setup, but don't plan on doing any O.C. 'ing, ...yet. (im teaching myself and still have a lot of reading to do)But if the freq. or the timming of the ram need to be adjusted i should have free reign to do so on this rig. Would it be smart to change the ram settings to fit the QVL list?

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February 17, 2011 3:59:53 AM

Crashman said:
Optimally would probably be DDR3-1600 CAS 7. Yeh, your CPU and RAM might get along with that.

Do you mean they might get along with what i have or what you were sugjesting?
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February 17, 2011 4:07:28 AM

gabe_07 said:
Do you mean they might get along with what i have or what you were sugjesting?
I'm suggesting that if you want to play with the memory settings in BIOS, you'll probably be able to get them to run DDR3-1600 CAS 7. Your CPU's memory controller probably won't run much faster than that, but you can optimize timings.
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February 17, 2011 4:48:33 AM

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February 17, 2011 8:46:41 AM

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