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Crap! Did I buy unsupported ram?

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December 13, 2012 1:37:04 PM

Getting ready to upgrade my computer from i7-930 to i5-3570k.

Bought ASRock Z77 Extreme4 mobo.
Bought G.Skill F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL ram x 2 pkgs for 16gb (on sale from newegg) DDR3-1866

At the ASRock website I see supported mem close to the above part numbers but not quite.
At the G.Skill website, which I used before purchasing the ram, it says this ram is part of the motherboard qualified list.

So which is it? Inquiring minds want to know.

A couple close to the same as what I have that are supported:
F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL

My chip just arrived and I'm preparing to do the upgrade but if the ram is not right I need to fix this situation.

ASRock wesite http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Memo...
G.Skill ram website: http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=378&c1=&c2=&se...

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December 13, 2012 1:41:43 PM

The RAM will work fine :) 

The QVL is only RAM that has been physically tested on the motherboard. But the specs on the kit you purchased are identical, and you will not have any problems.
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December 13, 2012 1:43:10 PM

Thank you soooo much. Had me worried I screwed the pooch already.
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December 13, 2012 1:45:13 PM

Nope, you're good
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December 13, 2012 2:09:45 PM

I have an extreme 4 z77 with ram that wasn't on the supported list and it works fine.
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December 13, 2012 2:31:51 PM

Best answer selected by Bigfishy.
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