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P9X79 Pro, is it ok to use any DDR3 RAM?

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April 1, 2012 5:28:41 AM

I'm planning to build a new X79 rig using Asus P9X79 Pro, and is considering 4x8 RAM sticks from either Corsair Vengeance or G.Skill. What I want to know is, what if my choice of RAM is not on ASUS's QVL (qualified vendor list)? Will they still work?

I know this question is already asked many times, but a friend of mine said that not all RAM are compatible with certain motherboards. For example, a motherboard won't run with "X" brand RAM, but will run with "Y" brand RAM. Is this true at all?

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a c 125 V Motherboard
April 1, 2012 6:03:36 AM

As long as the ram conforms to norms, most ram will work. The most important thing is to get ram that 1.5 volt. Don't get any higher voltage ram than that.
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a c 715 V Motherboard
April 1, 2012 4:56:14 PM

Any QVL is going to be very limited when it gets to 8GB/stick density. Here's some kits that I know will work, but I really don't recommend >DDR3-1600 unless you're very familiar with the BIOS including VTT, VCCSA, Phase control, etc i.e. OC'ing.

DDR3-1600 CAS 10 has the least problems and offers very good performance. Corsair Dominator's and GT's are hand picked IC's.

Corsair (optimized XMP for LGA 2011):


G.SKILL (optimized XMP for LGA 2011):