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Hi guys, am looking for Low Profile RAM to fit under a D14, (exiting Watercooling :O )

And wanna have the route to upgrade to 32Gb in the future (I use a LOT of RAM)

Specifically, http://gskill.com/products.php?index=486 This RAM.

I was never a buff on RAM, so would love some clarification. Does this kit of RAM work on ma Extreme7 and 2600k and Win7 64Bit rig? And will 32Gb work as well?

Wanna ask this as the webpage for the Extreme7 doesnt show this or any 1x8Gb RAM stick models as compatible, but yet shows that it can take 32Gb of RAM.

For your convenience: http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme7%20Gen3
    
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Yes it will work, but on Windows 7 Home Premium it will only address a maximum of 16GB anyway. You need to have Professional version or above to utilize all 32GB. And have fun trying to stabilize four 8GB DIMMs of 1866mhz on a Sandy Bridge memory controller redface.gif

QVL for motherboards honestly doesn't matter 99% of the time since memory controller is on CPU die nowadays. Very rarely will you get memory being incompatible with certain boards on 1155.
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So, I guess you are saying the RAM will be stable at 16Gb 1866 with 2 DIMMs installed? smile.gif Cos the part about you saying trying to stabilise 32Gb with 1866Mhz, will be unstable worries me a bit LOL.
    
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So, I guess you are saying the RAM will be stable at 16Gb 1866 with 2 DIMMs installed? smile.gif Cos the part about you saying trying to stabilise 32Gb with 1866Mhz, will be unstable worries me a bit LOL.

Probably, but all processors have a different level of quality in the memory controller (same goes for the main CPU part, you know how some CPUs need less volts to OC while others need a lot more? same concept). If you have a crappy quality memory controller you're going to have to increase VCCIO just to run 2 sticks and you would have to do a lot of tweaking to get 4 sticks to run. If you have a decent/good memory controller 2 sticks should be fine but will still definitely require some sort of bump in VCCIO on 4 sticks.
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Ahh... I see,thats a very nice explanation smile.gif I am now running 16Gb 4x4Gb of Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz, you think that will more or less mean that I can run 2 sticks of that RAM well? Honestly though, I am getting this kit because I am getting them 2nd hand with local warranty for my country and is cheaper than buying 2 kits of 2x4Gb RAM, so I guess it will be fine if I clock the RAM down to say 1600 Mhz?

The one thing you do not one happening is your computer going BSOD when halfway through rendiering in 3DSMAX lol.
    
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So... I guess I will get the Ares 2x8Gb 1866 then?
    
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