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ASRock z77 Extreme4 not compatible with Patriot RAM?

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February 20, 2013 5:36:29 PM

Hey guys,

So in doing some last minute research before buying my motherboard/RAM, I noticed that ASRock doesn't have my RAM listed under its compatibility chart.

Here's the RAM in question: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MF3R82/?tag=pcpapi-20

I've noticed that it's a "special edition," so perhaps it's not listed on ASRock's website because of this? If not, is this a huge issue?

On a somewhat-related note, ASRock's drivers for this particular MoBo don't seem to be downloadable in the US :-\

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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2013 6:52:52 PM

Personally, I've never bothered to check the QVL for RAM on any motherboard I've used. I've never had a compatibility issue yet /knocks-on-wood. I don't think it's a big deal. The only problem you may encounter is if something does go wrong and you contact ASRock, they will most likely automatically blame the non-QVL RAM in their troubleshooting.

About the drivers, just go straight to the hardware manufacturers for the latest drivers. Intel for the chipset, Realtek for the audio, etc.
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February 20, 2013 6:55:51 PM

Best answer selected by 8ballslackz.
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February 20, 2013 6:56:35 PM

Thanks! Another question, is it REALLY that important to download the drivers as opposed to using the disc included with the MoBo, GPU, etc.?
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a b V Motherboard
February 20, 2013 7:00:06 PM

Never use the disc unless you are lazy or in a hurry. It's better to download the most current drivers.
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February 20, 2013 7:26:32 PM

intel for the chipset drivers. relteck for the audio chipset. dont forget the newest mb bios. most 1.5 1600 ram should work in most mb.
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