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How come the three most popular ram sticks are not in the supported ram list for Z77 Extreme4

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http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/?cat=Memory

Acorrding to newegg these are the most popular sticks to get the GSKILL 2x2 & 2x4 DDR3-1600mHz sticks I can't find them in the Memory Support List at the asrock website. I wanted to buy one of the these ram pack soon with the Z77 Extreme4 board should I only buy ram thats on the list ? . Am I reading the list wrong I don't get it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277
Model #: F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
Model #: F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
Model #: F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
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post #2 of 8
It's mostly pointless; as long as it's under 1.6v, and it's a DDR3 DIMM, it SHOULD work 100% fine.
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probably just because ASrock hasn't tested these kits on that board. usually HCL lists are not exhaustive. pretty much DDR3 is DDR3 and your board will have np's running it with the exception of ECC RAM
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To the best of my knowledge, only ASUS ROG boards are picky in any real way about memory.
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post #5 of 8
it's not that "it's not supported"
it's just that they didn't test those.

the "ram list" is just a list of the rams that they tested.
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post

To the best of my knowledge, only ASUS ROG boards are picky in any real way about memory.

My memory isn't in the QVL for this board, works fine. Overclocks like a baws.
    
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I'm gonna get the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3.

Should I manually OC or use the XMP feature ? What do most guys use the XMP or just manually OC ? I don't remember exactly and it might of changed but wasn't there something that if you use XMP it limits some how the OC'ing for your cpu and you have to use manual OC ? or is that just for boards of yesteryear and does not effect the Z77 boards ? Last question do you have to OC the ram if you OC the cpu, do most OC both ? thanks ?
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Originally Posted by Subzero11 View Post

I'm gonna get the G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3.
Should I manually OC or use the XMP feature ? What do most guys use the XMP or just manually OC ? I don't remember exactly and it might of changed but wasn't there something that if you use XMP it limits some how the OC'ing for your cpu and you have to use manual OC ? or is that just for boards of yesteryear and does not effect the Z77 boards ? Last question do you have to OC the ram if you OC the cpu, do most OC both ? thanks ?

i just use XMP with mine and has never given me any issues.. i have also done configuring manually for testing different timings as well. i have never had to OC the RAM to OC my CPU on 6 or 7-series boards..
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