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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 RAM compatibility?

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December 15, 2011 6:24:53 AM

Hello, I am about to purchase parts for a new system and while checking the compatible RAM list on the ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 I couldn't find the Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 8GB (2x4) RAM. I think it's weird that RAM is not on their compatibility list seeing as it is a popular brand and model. I even looked for the GSkill Ripjaw series RAM which is arguably an even more popular brand/model and it's not on their list either. Personally I don't think there would be any issues using the Vengeance RAM on that board but I'm definitely not an expert in this field and would like a second opinion. Thanks in advance!

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a c 330 V Motherboard
December 15, 2011 6:36:30 AM

Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 8GB (2x4) RAM. I think it's weird that RAM is not on their compatibility list

GSkill Ripjaw series RAM which is arguably an even more popular brand/model and it's not on their list either.

It doesn't mean it is not compatible.
They could have been released after the list was printed : )
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a c 330 V Motherboard
December 15, 2011 6:38:56 AM

Post links to the RAM in question.

Also, did u check the web, they usually have updated list of the RAM as a .pdf file for download in the driver downloads.
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December 15, 2011 6:42:05 AM

This is the RAM I'm looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But I may have to go with the low profile version but I'm pretty sure it's the exact same thing just a different heat spreader.

I did a google search but the only thing I was able to find was the list on ASRock's site. I'll keep looking though.
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a c 330 V Motherboard
December 15, 2011 6:48:19 AM

Shavako said:
This is the RAM I'm looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

But I may have to go with the low profile version but I'm pretty sure it's the exact same thing just a different heat spreader.

I did a google search but the only thing I was able to find was the list on ASRock's site. I'll keep looking though.

Do u have a large aftermarket cooler? Than low profile might be the only choice ...
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December 15, 2011 6:52:09 AM

It's fairly big. The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ it's a 120mm unit. 79.7 mm wide. I'll probably just go with the low profile but I'm still worried about it not being in the compatibility list. Google search hasn't turned up anything either.
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a c 330 V Motherboard
December 15, 2011 7:04:59 AM

Shavako said:
It's fairly big. The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ it's a 120mm unit. 79.7 mm wide. I'll probably just go with the low profile but I'm still worried about it not being in the compatibility list. Google search hasn't turned up anything either.


U have the requirements for the RAM, correct?

My Corsair RAM was not on the ASUS list also and works like charm.

OPTIMIZED FOR COMPATIBILITY WITH THE LATEST CPUS
Designed specifically for the latest CPUs, Corsair Vengeance modules run at 1.5V for maximum compatibility with all Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, as well as the 2nd generation (Sandy Bridge) Intel Core processor family.

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Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
- Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB*
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
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December 15, 2011 7:09:26 AM

Yeah I mean, I picked the Vengeance RAM because it is the "Only qualified 1.5V XMP RAM on Intel Core i3/i5/i7" It is DDR3 1600 which is supported by the mobo. It's just not on the compatibility list and I wanted to make sure that wasn't going to be a real issue. I guess the only way to really know is to try it since the only list I can find is on ASRock's site. I think I saw a few posts though where people listed their builds and it included this board and RAM so hopefully all will be well.
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a c 330 V Motherboard
December 15, 2011 7:12:13 AM

It is on the Corsair compatibility list for your mobo!

http://www2.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.as...

Look for CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
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a c 330 V Motherboard
December 15, 2011 7:15:25 AM

Its 18th from the top
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December 15, 2011 7:16:27 AM

Oh, I didn't realize that corsair would have a mobo compatibility list *facepalm

Like I said I'm not an expert, not even close lol. Thanks though for your help!
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December 15, 2011 7:16:36 AM

Best answer selected by Shavako.
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a c 330 V Motherboard
December 15, 2011 7:18:40 AM

You're Welcome : ) Thanx for the vote.
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