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    Default ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 RAM help needed

    Im putting together a new build and have installed the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 with i7 3770 CPU and i have a couple of questions.

    Firstly, is the compatible RAM list provided by ASRock the definitive list of memory thats usable on the board? Or are there others which are also compatible? So is this a comprehensive list?

    I ask because it seems weird that many of the higher grade RAM isnt on the list. For example, Kingston blu series, which is their budget range, is on the list but not Kingston Beast, which is their high grade gaming range.

    Secondly, Ive only got a Corsair GS600watt PSU, is that fine to run this board? i dont want to overclock

    Thanks for any help

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 RAM help needed

    More detail to explain the point...

    On the ASRock list = Kingston HyperX blu 16gb (4x4pcs) 9CL 1600mhz - KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX

    NOT on the ASRock list = Kingston HyperX Beast 16gb (4x4pcs) 9CL 1600mhz - KHX16C9T3K4/16X

    (click to see Kingstons product spec)

    If u look at both of the official product specs u can see that they r identical in everything but name and a little extra detail on the HyperX beast spec.

    Ru seriously telling me that the 2nd one wont work on the ASRock Extreme 6 even though its identical except has a different product code?

    Can anyone at ASRock clarify this please

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 RAM help needed

    Did you try the Beast memory and it didn't work?

    The specs do seem virtually identical, but they might use different memory chips. Otherwise is the only difference the heat sinks?

    The only potential issue with your power supply is what you're using for your video capability. If you want to use more than one high end, high power usage video card, then a 600W PS may not be enough.

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 RAM help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    Did you try the Beast memory and it didn't work?
    No, im looking at what RAM to buy for this board and i found a better deal on the Beast memory than the budget blu memory. The Beast does indeed stand taller on the board and the blu is classed as 'low profile'.


    Quote Originally Posted by parsec View Post
    The only potential issue with your power supply is what you're using for your video capability. If you want to use more than one high end, high power usage video card, then a 600W PS may not be enough.
    Thanks for explaining that... i havent yet decided on graphics card but im know im not gonna run more than 1

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    Default Re: ASRock Z77 Extreme 6 RAM help needed

    No motherboard manufacturer can test every memory kit with every motherboard model.
    Their approved memory list is a subset of memory that they have tested with your motherboard.
    Buying a memory kit that is on the approved list is the safe approach and will/should work without problems.

    Just because two memory kits have identical specifications does NOT mean that each kit will work equally well with any motherboard.

    My 2 cents:
    If Kingston or any other memory manufacturer specifically states on their web site that their XYZABC memory kit has been tested with your motherboard, you shouldn't have problems. I would also accept a positive email response from their tech support people about specific memory/mobo model compatibility because they don't want customers RMAing memory kits that didn't work.

    I will NOT accept a blanket statement on a manufacturer's website that says something like "This memory kit is designed to work with all Z77 motherboards."

    A gray area is if you read a positive motherboard or memory review where the memory is not on the either of the motherboard or memory manufacturers' compatibility lists. If this is the case, do you feel lucky?

    Some memory manufacturers (e.g. Mushkin) have official online forums where their tech support people are active participants. G.Skill has official tech support in their TweakTown forum.

    Don't get me wrong, I really like Kingston's higher end memory, but getting the "wrong" memory kit can be a real PITA.
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