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

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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  1. Looks like it fits.

  2. But every mobo is different.

    Your RAM is dual channel, that probably why the compatibility check failed.
  3. Dude you are a godsend and by far the best way to answer!! Thanks!!!!!!
  4. Height wise it looks good, I think I was more worried about the mobo actually accepting the specific ram I bought.
  5. G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL
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  6. Ehh I jumped the gun, I thought you were running a x79 mobo and was showing it worked (physically and program-wise).
  7. Your kit is dual channel kit.

    The Red one is quad channel optimized.
  8. This one fits for sure.
    G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBSR

    Quad Channel Kit

    $96.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231534

  9. But at the end of the day if I had to go with what I have, it'd work?
  10. It could, looks like it fits.
  11. Is there much of a performance skew with going the quad channel route vs. dual channel route (current config)?
  12. Read here.

    Unless u have the RAM, I would go for quad kit.

    Dual will of course work too.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/4416/intel_x79_quad_channel_and_z68_dual_channel_memory_performance_analysis/index6.html
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