Long time tinker First time builder Tags: ASRock AMD Motherboards Last response: January 10, 2013 10:55 AM in Motherboards Share HDxxRoyal January 9, 2013 1:34:45 AM This will be my first time building a pc form scratch and I have one main concern that hopefully someone can make clear. I have chosen the following main components. - ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic AMD Radeon HD 7660D AD580KWOHJBOX - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL The concern I have is the memory compatibility. Any thoughts on this setup would be much appreciated. More about : long time tinker time builder HDxxRoyal January 9, 2013 3:27:26 AM The reason i am concerned is that this ram isnt listed on asrock's compatibility chart and in the rams specs it mentions AM3 ? Im just not sure. m 0 l Zjenep a b V Motherboard January 10, 2013 7:03:51 AM Here are the specs on G.SKILL's website: http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=422 M/B Chipset Intel Z77, Intel Z68, Intel P67, Intel P55 XMP Ready for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core Processors Compatible with AMD platform Looks like those modules were designed for Intel platform and G.SKILL is trying to assure us that it will also work on AMD platforms. It might. Just try it. It won't kill the modules or damage the board. If the modules have an XMP profile, then it is best to load that profile in the BIOS. I hope that you are using 2 modules (dual channel) and not just 1. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer HDxxRoyal January 10, 2013 10:55:47 AM Thanks for your response. For right now i will use only one but once i confirm that it will be ok i will run duel channel. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLong time user, first time builder Forum Quality Gaming Rig build advice(Long time gamer, First time Builder) Forum Parts list critique for long time geek, first time builder. Forum First time builder, long time gamer. $1100-1300 Forum First time builder. long time user/upgrader Forum Long time reader, first time builder Forum First time builder, long term gamer needs help Forum Long Time Enthusiast....First Time Builder Forum Long time reader, first time builder Forum Long time forum reader,first time builder-critique required Forum Solved28-pin psu output? (first time builder) Forum SolvedHelp with a ~£1,500 gaming PC - first time builder Forum Solvedfirst time builder seeking feedback Forum Solvedfirst time builder seeking advice on parts (acidently clicked solved) Forum SolvedAdvice for a first time PC builder/upgrading my gaming PC Forum SolvedPc First Time Builder Forum Solvedadvice for gaming desktop first time builder Forum SolvedFirst time PC builder looking for some advice on components Forum SolvedFirst time builder looking for some advice and better options. Forum SolvedTroubleshooting a black screen flash during gameplay - first time home system builder Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !