Will these work together
Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:23 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:37 AM
For the best and most stable performance you should where possible purchase a CPU and Ram that have been tested and approved by the motherboard manufacturer, this is referred to as the QVL ( qualified vendors list ) understand though that there are too many products released for them all to be tested so other hardware will be compatible but not proven to be.
Check the MBs QVL @ http://www.asrock.co...8 Extreme3 Gen3 ( see the CPU and Memory support list - upper left of the page )and you will notice that the Ram you mention is not listed.
Can I ask why you need 16GB of Ram, what will you be using the computer for?
You can get the best out of Windows7 64-bit with 8GB of Ram ( 2 x 4GB ) sticks and you have plenty of G.Skill options on the QVL that match that criteria.
Hope this helps and let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:37 AM
im building a gaming pc for my friend, he wants a lot of stuff that is pretty overkill (temp control panels...etc) and i guess considers getting 16 gb now as future proofing as far as i can tell.
heres the kicker, i think he only intends to play swtor.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 04:18 AM
The max that is needed for playing the game you mentioned is 2GB as I am sure you are aware.
Dual channel Ram is best purchased and used in matching pairs http://www.newegg.co...10666CL9D-8GBXL is on the MBs QVL, it would be less problematic to purchase a further two sticks of this further down the line and less expensive, at this time the average user and gamer will not benefit from having more than 8GB of Ram, I hope this helps.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:28 AM
thanks for your time and expertise
Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:33 AM
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