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RAM compatibility? Which company makes the most compatible board?

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  • RAM
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March 5, 2011 6:57:55 PM

Is there a way to determine compatibility of RAM with Motherboards other than looking at the manufacturer's QVL? The AMD motherboard I'll be buying is not the most recently release board, but I'm planning to buy Ripjaw X series RAM. I know Ripjaw X series RAM was made for the P67 platform, but there are a lot of websites saying that it is compatible with AM3 motherboards.. However, I'm not so confident about compatibility and since the RAM is a new series, none of it can be found on the QVL RAM list. Can anyone tell me if there's another way for me to find out if they are compatible and if not, can you please tell me which motherboard company makes the best boards compatible with most RAM?

Thanks!

P.S. - If you are using an AMD platform with G.Skill Ripjaw X seriese RAM, may I know which board you're using? Thanks again!!

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March 5, 2011 6:59:22 PM

What motherboard and RAM are you looking at?
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March 5, 2011 7:28:37 PM

Honestly, I'm not yet sure but let's just say if I get like an 880 chipset AMD motherboard? Say an Asrock 880GM-LE motherboard (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=880GM-LE) , or a Gigabyte 880GM-UD2H (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...), or an Asus M4A88T-M LE (http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=kprOtsIQXLuQ0UxE)? None of these boards indicate anything about the Ripjaw X series RAM and they are not the latest available AMD motherboard. I know people would usually say to go for Gigabyte but is it really worth the penny to pay for a more expensive board? All I'm worried about is the RAM compatibility because I don't want to waste my money buying something I won't be able to use. Once I buy the RAM from the store, they will only replace it with the same make and model if I tell them it doesn't work.
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May 22, 2013 6:14:50 PM

From what I know ram is compatible with anything except for the speeds. If you have 2133 speed ram on an 1866 limited board it wont work as said.
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