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Roobermac

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if i get a ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard will G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 work properly with them? looks to me like they will but wanted to check before i outlay
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:welcome: Roobermac

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.
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thank you very much for your help phil,
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.
thanks again
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You are welcome Roobermac :thumbsup:

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.
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very helpful phil, think ill focus my efforts on talking him back down to 8gb now.
thanks for your time and expertise :)
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No worries Roobermac and as ever you are welcome :thumbsup:
Give us a shout if we can be of any further assistance.
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