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X79 mb/i7-3930k possible RAM incompatibility,HELP!

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July 11, 2012 5:39:05 AM

Here is my basic build

-i7-3930k
-Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
-GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-EVGA 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...
-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

I'm pretty worried because I ran the ram through a compatibility checker and its saying it isn't supported, yet the board manual on GIGABYTE says its supports: Support for DDR3 2400/2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules

Am I out of luck on this, or should it be fine? I appreciate the help! :-)

V/R
Chris
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July 11, 2012 5:50:15 AM

Looks like it fits.

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 5:51:07 AM

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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 5:53:42 AM

But every mobo is different.

Your RAM is dual channel, that probably why the compatibility check failed.
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July 11, 2012 5:54:23 AM

Dude you are a godsend and by far the best way to answer!! Thanks!!!!!!
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July 11, 2012 5:55:45 AM

Height wise it looks good, I think I was more worried about the mobo actually accepting the specific ram I bought.
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July 11, 2012 5:59:15 AM

Ehh I jumped the gun, I thought you were running a x79 mobo and was showing it worked (physically and program-wise).
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 5:59:35 AM

Your kit is dual channel kit.

The Red one is quad channel optimized.
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July 11, 2012 6:03:32 AM

But at the end of the day if I had to go with what I have, it'd work?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 6:04:27 AM

It could, looks like it fits.
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July 11, 2012 6:05:47 AM

Is there much of a performance skew with going the quad channel route vs. dual channel route (current config)?
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a b B Homebuilt system
July 11, 2012 6:12:31 AM

50%

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