Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: My memory isn't in the Qualified Vendor List (QVL) I may have to RMA back to SCAN

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    152
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked
    9 times in 6 posts
    • Jonessie's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage II Extreme, Intel X58
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920, D0 SLBEJ S1366, Bloomfield, 2.66 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator GT, DDR3 PC3-14900 (1866)
      • Storage:
      • 2TB SATA SEAGATE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x1GB Sapphire HD 5870, PCI-E 2.0, 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, Crossfire
      • PSU:
      • ENERMAX REVOLUTION 850W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake SPEDO Advanced Package
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell SP2309W (HDMI) 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • VM 50MB Broadband :)

    Unhappy My memory isn't in the Qualified Vendor List (QVL) I may have to RMA back to SCAN

    Every New or overhauled rigs, I have built has always been Corsair memory. I recently overhauled my system with a new MB and memory. Because of the Corsair Hydro Series™ H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler in my case is quite close to the RAM. I decided on getting low profile memory instead because I was 99.98% sure that the heatsink on the RAM would have been very close to the fans on the liquid cooler. I looked at my supplier’s website and found a great low profile memory at 2133MHz which is great because my MB takes up to 2400MHz.

    Although, when the memory was delivered today it dawned on me that I didn’t RTFM to check if the memory was in the compatibility list. To my horror it isn’t in the list of compatible memory, which means I can’t use it because it’s not in the list. I would need to speak to the manufactures of the board to ask if there has been any issue with this memory and ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z MB. It’s a logistical impossibility to check every single RAM module available on the market at the moment. If it’s not in the list it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not compatible does it…?

    I have a feeling I will be RMA these back to my supplier and change this over for the following modules CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R which are very good, but I am concerned that my HD100 Liquid Cooler is going to be very close to the memory. I have looked up the size of the memory and it comes in at 13.7mm I need to check the clearance from the modules to the HD100 Liquid Cooler and see what the clearance is. I initially purchased the Corsair Vengeance 16GB kit because it was a low profile version and there wouldn’t be an issue with the clearance from the modules to the HD100 Liquid Cooler.

    If there is enough clearance then I shall change the memory over for these instead. At least I know that they’ll work and they are listed within the compatibility list. Memory that isn’t listed within the compatibility would it still work…? I haven’t tried it because I noticed it wasn’t within the list before I installed the memory.

    The MB would have set the memory to 1333MHZ which is really annoying when it should be on 2133 instead with timings of 11-11-11-27 instead it would show as 9-9-9-24. Having memory on Auto is terrible, it’s dreadful for memory, although as a safety precaution most manufactures tend to stick with Auto.

    The 1866MHz memory is a great piece of kit, but the height of the memory concerns me because I have a feeling this is going to be awfully close to the Liquid Cooler…?

    Any help would be deeply appreciated; I have sent a support form to ASUS and just awaiting on their reply. They are pretty prompt with a reply, and if they come back and say that it’s fine then I shall install and use it. But I have a gut feeling they are going to say.

    NO…

    P.S. I shall speak to Scan tomorrow and I have a feeling I shall be raising an RMA...
    JONESSIE
    Never use an iPod Touch to type because you need fingers like chopsticks.

  2. #2
    jim
    jim is offline
    HEXUS.clueless jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Location: Location:
    Posts
    10,666
    Thanks
    541
    Thanked
    1,435 times in 1,140 posts
    • jim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z
      • CPU:
      • i5 2500K @ 4.5GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Crucial M4 + 500GB Seagate Momentus
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVGA GTX 570
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX650
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Fortress FT03
      • Operating System:
      • 7 Ultimate x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 * Dell U2212HM
      • Internet:
      • 60Mb Cable

    Re: My memory isn't in the Qualified Vendor List (QVL) I may have to RMA back to SCA

    Compatibility lists just contain a selection of parts that were available for the motherboard manufacturers to test at the time of production.

    They are by no means, and I can't emphasise that enough, a list of "the only parts that work". By and large, any DDR3 RAM will work in any DDR3 slot. Of course I'm ignoring the ECC/Buffered RAM from this, since it's not an issue here.

    If you're buying thousands of these in a corporate world, maybe you would want to play it really safe and make sure it's on the compatibility list, but for the average home user, I would highly recommend ignoring them.

    Desktop (3XS): 7 Ultimate, Silverstone FT03, Corsair AX650, Maximus IV Gene-Z, 2500K @ 4.5 GHz, 8GB RAM, GTX 570, 256GB M4, 500GB Seagate Momentus, 2*21.5" U2212HM, Tannoy Saturn S30
    Desktop 2 (Self-built): 7 Ultimate, CM RC-341, OCZ 400W XStream, GA-MA785GM-US2H, Phenom X4 9600 BE, 4GB RAM, 2TB HD204UI, 128GB Crucial M4, Acer P206HLbm
    Laptop (HP Pavilion DM1): 7 Ultimate, SU2300 1.2 GHz, 2GB RAM, Kingston 64GB SSDNow V
    Server (Self-built): Server 2013, Fractal Design R4, 580W be quiet! BN198, GA-F2A85X-D3H, AMD A8 5500, 16GB RAM, 120GB Samsung 840, 6*4TB Seagate

  3. Received thanks from:

    Jonessie (06-11-2012)

  4. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Cardiff
    Posts
    152
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked
    9 times in 6 posts
    • Jonessie's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage II Extreme, Intel X58
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920, D0 SLBEJ S1366, Bloomfield, 2.66 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2x6GB (3x2GB) Corsair Dominator GT, DDR3 PC3-14900 (1866)
      • Storage:
      • 2TB SATA SEAGATE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 2x1GB Sapphire HD 5870, PCI-E 2.0, 4800MHz GDDR5, GPU 850MHz, Crossfire
      • PSU:
      • ENERMAX REVOLUTION 850W
      • Case:
      • ThermalTake SPEDO Advanced Package
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell SP2309W (HDMI) 2048x1152
      • Internet:
      • VM 50MB Broadband :)

    Re: My memory isn't in the Qualified Vendor List (QVL) I may have to RMA back to SCA

    That was quick and a valid point.

    If I set the Frequency to 2133 and the timings to 11-11-11-27 what would I set the DRAM voltage to, because it would have been between 1.488 and 1.500 whereas 1.800 would probably fail and wouldn't boot correctly.
    JONESSIE
    Never use an iPod Touch to type because you need fingers like chopsticks.

  5. #4
    mutantbass head Lee @ SCAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    M28, Manchester
    Posts
    13,980
    Thanks
    329
    Thanked
    628 times in 544 posts
    • Lee @ SCAN's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z68V Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel I5 2500K & Corsair H100i Cooler @ 4.5-5 GHz
      • Memory:
      • 8 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 Mhz 'Arctic white' 1.35V
      • Storage:
      • 4 x 250GB Samsung 840 EVO
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 770 Gaming Edition
      • PSU:
      • Antec Truepower 750W Modular Blue
      • Case:
      • Corsair 600T White Edition
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 8.1 PRO + MCE
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" Asus MX279H & 24" Acer 3D GD245HQ + the 3D glasses
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity

    Re: My memory isn't in the Qualified Vendor List (QVL) I may have to RMA back to SCA

    QVL lists mean squat to me - not worth the electrons wasted on the PDF download

    The reason why is they tend to only test a handful of modules that are available to the local market near where the motherboard is made.

    I find the fact corsair are part of the JEDEC family more reassuring.

  6. #5
    Moderator Yellowbeard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Atlanta,GA, USA.
    Posts
    1,365
    Thanks
    18
    Thanked
    72 times in 66 posts

    Re: My memory isn't in the Qualified Vendor List (QVL) I may have to RMA back to SCA

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    QVL lists mean squat to me - not worth the electrons wasted on the PDF download

    The reason why is they tend to only test a handful of modules that are available to the local market near where the motherboard is made.

    I find the fact corsair are part of the JEDEC family more reassuring.
    Agreed.

    Additionally, you have to remember WHEN the QVLs are generated. The MOBO manual has to be premade to be ready to go inside the packaging. Intitial QVLs that are in the manuals are often outdated the day you buy the MOBO.

    And, it's typically not a priority for MOBO makers to put a lot of time into testing every module under the sun to update the QVLs. They are already working on the next MOBO.
    OFFICIAL CORSAIR TECH SUPPORT
    Yes, Yellowbeard, a tall rough man with a big yellow beard

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •