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Windows 7: A question about RAM compatibility

09 Jul 2013   #1
spookypuppy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 
A question about RAM compatibility

Pardon me up front, this is a total noob question, this is my first build. I just got a new ASUS Maximus VI Hero Intel Z87 motherboard, and I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out if dual channel 2 x 8GB memory is supported. The exact RAM I have is G.Skill Sniper 1866 DDR3 2 x 8GB (F3-1866C10D-16GSR) DDR3-1866 (PC3-14900) I looked in the user manual for the mobo and didn't see this listed. Kinda sucks for me as I already have the RAM. Any help here would be awesome


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09 Jul 2013   #2
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Motherboard manufacturer's usually have a RAM compatibility chart on their website, often downloadable PDF.

Motherboard info here:

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAX...specifications

Spec info on that motherboard notes:
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAX...RO#support_QVL

See attached file... [recommended list, not a perfect list of what will or will not work]

Motherboard is dual channel supported by the way, but don't see your memory stick model listed specifically, I would try it when the board arrives and if it acts fine, then it is, I would note the 4 timings on the stickers on the RAM sticks and input them within the BIOS if it allows it to improve your chances of no problems, like mine is CAS-7 (lower # is better), settings 7-7-7-21, so the first 4 specific RAM entries would be what you put in exact numbers for only, if able at all.

To confirm, use CPU-Z off cpuid.com, get now and you can see what you are using for timings, but like I said could be wrong via BIOS not perfect with these settings, use the sticker on the actual ram as the guide.


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09 Jul 2013   #3
spookypuppy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

I looked on the G.Skill website and found this list, it seems to show the RAM kit I have there. Can anyone verify this this list is indeed supported RAM for me?
http://www.gskill.com/en/configurato...307&model=1407
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10 Jul 2013   #4
roy69

Windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

Just go with what Faladu has said, he has given excellent advice. If a product is not listed then it normally means it has not been tested.
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14 Jul 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Well I have just suggested it to another member because I got mine sorted without having to flip through those support pages try Tradesman at Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM
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14 Jul 2013   #6
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

"not being tested" does not equal "will not work", more often than not it will run as long as it is the same kind of DDR supported by the mobo, as seen in the spec sheets Faladu posted.
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14 Jul 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes well the advice I gave re the Tradesman in the G Skill forum is as good as it gets unless one has never been there then.....
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