(Motherboard) About QVL?

Hi everyone,
I was just wondering how important is the Qualified Vendor's List when getting new RAM sticks.

I was aiming for an Asus M5A88-M Motherboard and Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8gb (2x4gb) 1600 C9 RAM

The thing is that, I checked the QVL of that specific motherboard, and the RAM I want to buy doesn't appear on the list, which I find strange because Corsair is after all, a reliable brand.

I asked a question to the computer shop that sells these, and a sales man told me that the motherboard should work just fine with that memory and an Athlon CPU without causing any bottleneck.

My question is, Can I buy that motherboard and that memory and be sure that both will work?
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  1. The memory QVL is a list of memory kits tested on that specific board.
    Many memory kits won't be on the list, because they can't test them all & memory manufacturers release many new products to the market that motherboard manufacturers can't possibly keep up with testing all of it.
    Asus M5A88-M + Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8gb (2x4gb) 1600 C9 RAM should work just fine.
  2. also look on the ram vendor web page. the also have a list of mb that they tested there ram on. i know crucial and gskill have mb lists.
  3. bartholomew said:
    The memory QVL is a list of memory kits tested on that specific board.
    Many memory kits won't be on the list, because they can't test them all & memory manufacturers release many new products to the market that motherboard manufacturers can't possibly keep up with testing all of it.
    Asus M5A88-M + Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8gb (2x4gb) 1600 C9 RAM should work just fine.

    Thanks man!
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