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Okay to use DDR3 _not_ on MOBO "Approved" list?

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July 30, 2012 4:46:55 PM

I'm getting an Asrock A75 Extreme6 MOBO but the specific model no. of 1600MHz Dual-Channel Corsair memory I'm interested in isn't listed. Asrock's Approved Memory list for this MOBO is here:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.asp?Model=A75%20Extreme...

They only have 3 models of Corsair in the 1600MHz listed:
CM3X1024-1600C7DHXIN
CM3X2048-1600C7DHXIN
CM3X2G1600C9DHXNV

The kit I'm looking at is
CORSAIR 8 GB (2 X 4 GB) 1600mHz Dual Channel Memory Kit DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM PC3-12800
CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600m...

Do you think I'll be okay to order these two? The board can obviously take 1600MHz Dual-Channel. Thanks.

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July 30, 2012 6:06:32 PM

Try searching online to see if anyone is using them. Personally I'm also using memory sticks which are not listed on the motherboard's manufacturer website but it's running fine

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July 30, 2012 6:57:13 PM
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It will most likely work, most of those web sites take forever to update their data. Corsair is good memory, you should have no problem with that.
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July 30, 2012 7:06:02 PM

Most likely yes, try checking corsairs site, often the RAM vendors will also have an approved MOBO list (which is shorter and easier to maintain...)
July 31, 2012 6:18:23 PM

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July 31, 2012 7:27:58 PM

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