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hi ppls...
cutting it short,I have gotten a very good deal on a asus CH IV, so im taking it. But I have heard this board has got lots of ram compatibility issues. I will be using the rams in Sig rig on the board . According to qualification list on their site, the board supports the first Adata Gaming series, but the list is out dated and no mention of the Gaming series V2. it's the 2000 mhz kit BTW.

I think its gonna be fine, But I gotta make sure. Has some tested ADATA Gaming series V2 ram kit on this board ? do you think it will support it ?
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Should be fine If not use the mem OK button and try to sort it from there but i forsee no problems
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hi ppls...
cutting it short,I have gotten a very good deal on a asus CH IV, so im taking it. But I have heard this board has got lots of ram compatibility issues. I will be using the rams in Sig rig on the board . According to qualification list on their site, the board supports the first Adata Gaming series, but the list is out dated and no mention of the Gaming series V2. it's the 2000 mhz kit BTW.

I think its gonna be fine, But I gotta make sure. Has some tested ADATA Gaming series V2 ram kit on this board ? do you think it will support it ?
The IMC (integrated memory controller) in on the CPU these days, not the motherboard. Theoretically, your mobo should have zero problems with RAM, unless the RAM itself is bad.
    
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The IMC (integrated memory controller) in on the CPU these days, not the motherboard. Theoretically, your mobo should have zero problems with RAM, unless the RAM itself is bad.
This is not true. Even though the IMC is on the CPU that does not mean that the ram will work with the board.
For instance, I hqad a set of Mushkin Blacklines 1600, that worked perfectly on my MSI 790FX-GD70 all the way up to a 327 FSB. THose same sticks would not work above a FSB of 260. With my current sticks I run a 320 FSB and it is the same CPU.
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This is not true. Even though the IMC is on the CPU that does not mean that the ram will work with the board.
For instance, I hqad a set of Mushkin Blacklines 1600, that worked perfectly on my MSI 790FX-GD70 all the way up to a 327 FSB. THose same sticks would not work above a FSB of 260. With my current sticks I run a 320 FSB and it is the same CPU.
Those sticks also wouldnt work past 260 for me either when i had my M4A79XTD EVO so i think it may have been the sticks with an asus board.

Ive heard on mushkin having issues with it reading the correct config with the asus boards.
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This is not true. Even though the IMC is on the CPU that does not mean that the ram will work with the board.
For instance, I hqad a set of Mushkin Blacklines 1600, that worked perfectly on my MSI 790FX-GD70 all the way up to a 327 FSB. THose same sticks would not work above a FSB of 260. With my current sticks I run a 320 FSB and it is the same CPU.
That's an awfully high FSB. It's only the mobo's "fault" in the sense that your mobo can't run a high FSB. Why not just change the RAM divider?
    
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That's an awfully high FSB. It's only the mobo's "fault" in the sense that your mobo can't run a high FSB. Why not just change the RAM divider?
Because when overclocking a locked CPU you need a high FSB to get a high CPU clock. The total RAM frequency is of no relevance.
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Because when overclocking a locked CPU you need a high FSB to get a high CPU clock. The total RAM frequency is of no relevance.
OP has an unlocked CPU.
    
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OP has an unlocked CPU.
I was talking about eclipseaudio because you said to him why dosent he change his RAM devider, ant yeah i know OP has an unlocked CPU which is why i said i forsee no problems in my 1st post.
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Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
I was talking about eclipseaudio because you said to him why dosent he change his RAM devider, ant yeah i know OP has an unlocked CPU which is why i said i forsee no problems in my 1st post.
Gotcha. No harm done. Unlocked CPUs for the win. It's nice not worrying about RAM or FSB capping out.
    
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