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G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600mhz incompatible w/ intel i3?

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I have not starting building my new computer yet, im still gathering all the parts, but one thing that bothers me is I received my new G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 mhz 4gbx2 ram today, and on the package it says " Designed for Intel LGA1156 Core i5 & i7 CPU and AMD AM3 CPU's".

Does that mean that it will not work with my Intel Core i3 LGA1156? I bought it from newegg.com and it didnt say anything like that on the website, otherwise I would not have bought it. I cannot find the answer anywhere, does anybody know? confused.gif
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Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
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post #2 of 6
it should work perfectly fine
most likely the motherboard will drop the speed to 1333mhz

ram compatibility is mainly based on the motherboard

please post what your pc specs are so that others can help you in a better fashion
    
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i7 860 ASRock P55 Extreme MSI Twin Frozr II 560 Ti OC 1GB 4GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 2000Mhz 
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Thread Starter 
I do plan on overclocking the cpu though. I'm hoping to set the speed to 1600 mhz in the bios. My build right now is incomplete and I still need the motherboard. it will consist of:

Intel core i3 3.06 ghz LGA1156 cpu
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 mhz 8 gb ram
GIGABYTE GA-H55M-USB3 motherboard
Antec 750 watt psu
Corsair H50 cpu cooler
Gigabyte 9800GT GPU

If I can set it to 1600 mhz in the motherboard that would be awesome, but I dont wanna open this package until im sure it will work with my build
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Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Samsung 24'' LCD TV/Monitor Adesso keyboard /w built in touch pad 
PowerCase
Antec Earthwatts 750 watt NZXT M59 
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Intel Core i3 Gigabyte GA-H55M USB3 Gigabyte nVidia 9800GT G.skill ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Samsung Spinpoint 500gb Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows 7 Samsung 24'' LCD TV/Monitor Adesso keyboard /w built in touch pad 
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post #4 of 6
They will run at 1333 unless you overclock the cpu and ram.
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post #5 of 6
It is a marketing thing. You be fine. Ram is ram.
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Originally Posted by dixson01974;11980132 
It is a marketing thing. You be fine. Ram is ram.

Why do mobo manufacturers put up QVL lists? Will this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178333 work with my ASUS deluxe and 2600k? its not on ASUS's QVL list...
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