Question Is this RAM set compatible with my old Motherboard? Help!

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Hello,

First of all, these are my computer specs:
  • i7 920 @ 2.66Ghz (OC'ed @ 3.80Ghz stable)
  • Asus P6T
  • 3x2GB RAM (6GB total)
  • Asus GTX 1050 - Ti
  • 500GB Samsung SSD
  • 750W Thermaltake PSU Gold Certified
I am thinking of upgrading it's memory modules to 12GB. The only 3x4GB, DDR3 RAM set I have found being sold near me is the following:

CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9

Strangely enough, it is not listed in the "Corsair Memory Configurator" list of compatible RAM sticks. But on that list, there is a pretty similar one:

CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10

So I'd like to know if the one ending in "1600C9" (the one I can buy right away), is indeed compatible. Help!

Thanks!

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tl;dr

Are these two compatible?
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Hello,

First of all, these are my computer specs:
  • i7 920 @ 2.66Ghz (OC'ed @ 3.80Ghz stable)
  • Asus P6T
  • 3x2GB RAM (6GB total)
  • Asus GTX 1050 - Ti
  • 500GB Samsung SSD
  • 750W Thermaltake PSU Gold Certified
I am thinking of upgrading it's memory modules to 12GB. The only 3x4GB, DDR3 RAM set I have found being sold near me is the following:

CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9

Strangely enough, it is not listed in the "Corsair Memory Configurator" list of compatible RAM sticks. But on that list, there is a pretty similar one:

CMZ12GX3M3A2000C10

So I'd like to know if the one ending in "1600C9" (the one I can buy right away), is indeed compatible. Help!

Thanks!

---

tl;dr

Are these two compatible?
⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇

I would go by this https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/P6T/specifications/
6 x DIMM, Max. 24 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)*/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 Memory
Triple channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
*Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.

and this https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/37147/intel-core-i7-920-processor-8m-cache-2-66-ghz-4-80-gt-s-intel-qpi.html
Memory Specifications

  • Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 24 GB
  • Memory Types DDR3 800/1066
  • Max # of Memory Channels 3
So any RAM faster than 1066MHz would be limited to that speed.
 
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gimpshrimp

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^^

But my current RAM sticks are already running @1443Mhz (because of the Overclock settings). And they can also be set to run @ 1600Mhz.

Other than that, can we safely assume this RAM set will be compatible with my PC? 🤔

Thanks!
 

gimpshrimp

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^^

That's what I thought too.

But then again I recently tested another "standard DDR3" RAM Stick on my PC and it would not POST. I am quite confused. Anyway.

I guess I will give it a shot and go ahead and purchase this:

Trusting that if the 2000Mhz / C10 is listed as "compatible",
then the 1600 / C9 version of the same model has to be compatible too...
 

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