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RAM compatibility with Asus Z77 motherboards?

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April 3, 2012 2:34:11 AM

I'm looking to buy 16GB RAM (4x4GB) for my build with one of the unreleased Asus Z77 LGA 1155 motherboards ( http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Inte... ) (and Ivy Bridge i7-3770). I have 2 questions about RAM compatibility:

1. The Asus Z77 motherboards spec state that they are dual channel architecture. But will this "quad channel kit" ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) run fine and stable with the Asus Z77 motherboards?

2. Which of these would be BETTER in terms of speed and reliability for one of the Asus Z77 motherboards (with Ivy Bridge i7-3770)?
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Timing: 9-9-9-24)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory (Timing: 9-10-9-28)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note: I won't be overclocking anything.

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April 3, 2012 2:47:24 AM

Both Ram options you have chosen are compatible , I have a Qualified Vendors list for the Asus Z77 and both models are on it , therefore you won't have any issues with them at all.

Comes down to price really and what you think is value for money, personally I would go with the 1866 as it may give you some extra punch, nothing wrong with getting the faster option , but it depends on how much you wanna spend , the 1600 will do just fine.
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April 3, 2012 2:56:16 AM

monsta said:
Both Ram options you have chosen are compatible , I have a Qualified Vendors list for the Asus Z77 and both models are on it , therefore you won't have any issues with them at all.

Comes down to price really and what you think is value for money, personally I would go with the 1866 as it may give you some extra punch, nothing wrong with getting the faster option , but it depends on how much you wanna spend , the 1600 will do just fine.

I'm willing to buy the 1866 if it is faster than the 1600. But it's just the timing is higher for the 1866, so I'm kind of confused. Care to explain how the timing affects RAM speed for this memory newbie?

Btw, where do you see the Qualified Vendors List?
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April 3, 2012 3:02:56 AM

I have a Asus Sabertooth Z77 that came in today, doing a custom build for a customer , grabbed the manual out of it and the QVL is in it, so if theres any other models you are looking at let me know.
You have a point about the timings , they are important for performance, one has higher timings and mhz speed compared to the other, in real world performance I guess you will only see a slight advantage with the 1866.
Either way both modules will perform well for you, you could always grab the 1600 and put the money saved elsewhere.
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April 3, 2012 3:15:01 AM

Not a problem , glad I could be of help.

I'm in Australia and bought it from auspcmarket , other online stores have them too , looks like Asus has not updated their website yet.
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April 3, 2012 3:23:19 PM

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April 11, 2012 10:16:33 PM

@AnOriginalName Yes it will
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April 12, 2012 6:33:26 AM

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