Is the Crucial system scan playing it too safe?

Camplain

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I got a good deal on an HP 1240t with an i7 3770, and I've been upgrading all the weak points.

I've Installed a Samsung 840 Pro SSD, HIS Radeon 7870 with IceQ, and an Antec 550w PSU (probably should have gone 650w in hindsight, but I think it'll be fine)...

Everything is working fine, but I keep flirting with the idea of maxing out the RAM. It's got 8GB of 10600 installed, thought I'd go with 16GB of 12800... So, I head over to the Crucial site with plans to get some sort of Ballistix kit, but the scanner says only regular sticks will work (12800 with a CL of 11, or 10600 with a CL of 9). I see no reason why the Ballistix Sport 12800 CL=9 wouldn't work, but crucial says it's a no go...

The MB is a Formosa IPMMB-FM made by Pegatron, which as I understand is a part of ASUS. The chipset is Intel Z75, it can support up to 32GB memory of the dual channel unbuffered non ECC variety.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c03132942#N363

So, what do you think? Is Crucial's scanner playing it too safe, or should I go with what it recommends?

Additionally, am I going to see a difference going from 8GB 10600 to 16GB of 12800? I plan to use this computer primarily for gaming and audio/video production.
 

Camplain

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Thanks, but, the only 1600Mhz that crucial recommends is CL 11, their Ballistix Sport 1600Mhz is rated CL 9, but they say it won't work. Believe me, I want the 9, do you think it would work?

I wonder if there is much difference in CL 9 and 11...
 

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