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Windows 7: Would like to have some opinions

17 Jan 2014   #181
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Jack about QVL lists, this is from Tradesman on GSkill forums who builds a lot professionally and is in contact with several board companies. First there are 1000's of different RAMs on the market, no company can or is willing to test them all.

To get RAM on the QVL list they will put in a set at random, if it boots at default board settings, it's qualified. So if they test 2400MHz ram and "test" it, that is only running at 1600 or even 1333 at default, depending on the series of CPU. For Intel 7x series chipset and Ivy Bridge and Z8X Haswell too, the default is 1600, I'm unsure of the AMD.

If this is your sets of TridentX, the X79 Sabertooth isn't on G.Skill's QVL, they do do some extensive tests.
TridentX - F3-2400C10D-16GTX - G.SKILL DDR3 Memory

Since you got your stuff through a middleman of sorts, can't he get a refund or a replacement for you?


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17 Jan 2014   #182
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Gary, No X79 boards are on G Skill's QVL. They may not have tested it with that chipset. They run fine on Paul's X79 board.
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17 Jan 2014   #183
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Steve, Paul has 16GB if his specs are current, and Jack has 32GGB.
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17 Jan 2014   #184
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Gary, No X79 boards are on G Skill's QVL. They may not have tested it with that chipset. They run fine on Paul's X79 board.
Hmm... I've never checked any board or memory vendor for compatibility with each other. I just assumed that if they were name brand, they ran with each other.... even if not listed.

Don't forget, a lot of boards and memory have been around so you can pretty much bet they're compatible. At least that's my reasoning.

On the flipside I've been using Gigabyte MB's and Corsair memory for the last 4 years so...
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17 Jan 2014   #185
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

True Drew, most any high quality RAM will work well with most any mid to high end board, not counting ECC RAM.
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17 Jan 2014   #186
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Gary, my point was really that his supplier said that ram won't run on the board. They do. Even with Jack, half of it runs fine. It isn't recognizing the other half. His supplier is wrong, it will run 2400 MHz ram. Paul runs it on an X79 board. Even if his supplier was right, run it at 1600 MHz and it should run fine, it won't. The problem is the board not the ram.

@Jack. To find out for sure, take the ram out of the slots the board does recognize and only leave the ram in the slots it won't recognize. That removes from the equation that you are overwhelming the memory controller. If it still won't boot, I think it shows, those slots are bad. If it won't boot, take the ram from the bad slots and put them in the good slots, the exact same sticks. If it boots, that's pretty much proof the slots are bad, not an issue with the ram.
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17 Jan 2014   #187
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
True Drew, most any high quality RAM will work well with most any mid to high end board, not counting ECC RAM.
Agree on the ECC RAM, that's where you have to be careful. However who's really using ECC RAM nowadays
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17 Jan 2014   #188
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

People with dedicated servers, or mission critical needs, like a hospital, use it a lot, not us crazy normal people.
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17 Jan 2014   #189
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well us enthusiasts will have no such thing! If it isn't performance driven, we don't want it
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17 Jan 2014   #190
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Well us enthusiasts will have no such thing! If it isn't performance driven, we don't want it
Prezactly.
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