Probably yes, it should be OK, but don't take my word for it. That's kind of a big risk, but you might get away with it. With ASUS (and probably specifically this board), my experience has been to carefully read their QVL and stick to it to the letter - find the best kit in their listing that hopefully meets your needs.
On the subject of RAM speeds ... I went ahead and picked up the second chip and another RAM kit. My plan was to wait around 6 months for that .. but given how well the first pass went, well I just couldn't wait.
It seemed pointless having the second socket just sit there empty...
So far everything seems fine - except, I cannot get it to post with the memory speed forced at 1600 or above. It worked at 1600 with the clock at 106 with just one CPU. I have the voltages up a bit, I don't think I should need to go further. It sticks at Code 34 - "CPU post memory initialization"
. Any one work out code 34 yet? I still wanted to call ASUS but forgot, perhaps I will try to discuss this as well as the 600 series on the call.
Also, if you look in the QPI settings in the BIOS, there are items for Link0s, Link0p, and Link1. For some reason the first two are Disabled by default and the third one is Enabled. The manual doesn't explain what the are, any ideas?
It's pulling 985W from the wall under load.... I think I may need a second PSU and proabaly a circuit breaker upgrade before revving the graphics cards.. Edited by lloyd mcclendon - 2/23/13 at 1:00am