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Quick question. How important is it that you use only the memory in the approved vendors memory list in your motherboards manual?
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how important? 0
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how important? 0

Ok just wondering. Was having some problems and wondering if that could be the cause.
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QVL is only a formal guarantee that board and mems will work together since memory manufacturers switch ICs once in a while. However, it's hard to find a combination of board and memory that won't work at DDR3-1333 or -1600. (at higher speeds platform overclockability limitations can come into play).
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Quick question. How important is it that you use only the memory in the approved vendors memory list in your motherboards manual?
The approved memory lists are nothing more than what memory modules that their testing labs actually got around to testing in the board. Theoretically any module that fits and runs at the supported speeds should work. It's not often that you find out a board doesn't take a specific brand of memory, unless the memory or board is extremely generic from the start.
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HP 2009m Logitech K120 Fractal Tesla R2 650W Fractal Arc Midi R2 
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HP Modguo 
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