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RAM Compatibility a problem with an ASRock 970 Extreme3

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January 19, 2012 10:19:31 AM

The memory compatibility list doesn't have the RAM I bought from PCCaseGear, do I need the RAM to be on the Memory Compatibility List to work with the Motherboard, because other than that, the only other thing that could be wrong with my build is a faulty Motherboard because the MOBO won't turn on! This is probably the issue, it doesn't have the RAM:

G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

On the Support List, I'm getting it brought into a tech guy tomorrow and I want to know if this could be the issue, that way I can save 110 bucks...
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January 19, 2012 10:34:05 AM

The compatability list is a sample testing of some brands and models of ram. If your ram is non-ecc 1.5-1.65v ram, it should work fine unless you are trying to use it on a server board. And no board will post without ram; you need at least one stick. What is your board make and model number?
January 19, 2012 10:42:39 AM

ASRock 970 Extreme3
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January 19, 2012 11:02:38 AM

ftp://174.142.97.10/manual/X58%20Extreme3.pdf. According to your manual, you may install two ram sticks in slots a1 (white) and b1 (white) to be running in dual channel mode. 8 gb is enough for most tasks.
January 19, 2012 11:08:06 AM

Yes but I have these chips in and the motherboard doesn't turn on, these chips are the problem I think...
January 19, 2012 11:09:18 AM

o1die said:
ftp://174.142.97.10/manual/X58%20Extreme3.pdf. According to your manual, you may install two ram sticks in slots a1 (white) and b1 (white) to be running in dual channel mode. 8 gb is enough for most tasks.


Also, this is not my motherboard model! ASRock 970 not X58...
January 19, 2012 11:13:32 AM

Have you heard of PCCaseGear? If so, can you tell me if it is a very reputable site? Because it could be a faulty motherboard or CPU or both!
January 19, 2012 11:30:54 AM

Um, the tech guy I have the desktop at now in the shop will probably have some, I'm getting him to check if the RAM is right for the Motherboard as well, it is not on the support list but it still might be okay...
a c 128 } Memory
January 19, 2012 11:32:05 AM

http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=239 Your board hasn't been tested with this ram; It may work fine though. It is listed with two recent amd chipsets. I've used gskill with my recent amd builds, and it worked fine. I also use patriot. All my ram is 4 gb sticks like yours. I have a 4 x 4 setup of ripjaws in my current amd board.
January 19, 2012 11:34:14 AM

I just basically want to know if there is anything I could ask him that could be a variant to just saying I have to get a new motherboard and cpu that is it... I just don't want to handle my laptop and desktop being sent back to the company for warranty if they are just going to return it and say we tested it with this and this and it works fine...
January 19, 2012 11:35:32 AM

Thanks for the help but I need it pretty soon, I'm going to sleep soon and I have to ask him tomorrow... I appreciate the help in any case regardless of when it is posted but it would be nice to have it soon.
January 19, 2012 11:38:55 AM

o1die said:
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=239 Your board hasn't been tested with this ram; It may work fine though. It is listed with two recent amd chipsets.


What could it be if not the RAM, could it actually be the Motherboard?
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