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Old 07-11-2018, 08:16 AM
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Default CMD64GX4M8A2400C14 and X299 MBoards

I have a 64G Dominator Platinum 2400MHz C14 kit (8x8) purchased in feb 16 for an X99 build. I now want to upgrade to an X299 system. None of the motherboard vendors list my specific memory kit in their QVL. They list very similar memory kits but not mine specifically.
For instance, ASRock Taichi XE (the board I’d like) lists the following:

CMK32GX4M2A2400C14
CMK32GX4M4A2400C16
CMK64GX4M4B3333C16
CMD64GX4M8B3333C16 ver4.31
My kit:
CMD64GX4M8A2400C14

All of the QVL kits are listed for 2/4/8 socket support

Looks like board supports Dominator, 64G, (8x8), 2400C14 but it doesn’t list all these attributes together!

My kit is still available and is quite expensive. I’m hoping it’s not obsolete! Is it likely it just wasn’t specifically tested or is my kit not useful in a X299 build?
Thanks for any guidance,
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:00 AM
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Is it likely it just wasn’t specifically tested or is my kit not useful in a X299 build?
Thanks for any guidance,
Don
Highly probable it was not specifically tested. There is no reason why it should not work and the differences between X99 and X299 should not be problematic. At 2400MHz, it would be really shocking to have any issues at all.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:04 AM
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That is very good to hear

Thank you for your extremely quick response!

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Hello wrap23,


I agree with c-attack. Highly unlikely that a 2400mhz kit will have issues on Intel platforms. In general, it is best to stick to a motherboard manufacturer's QVL for memory, but just because it isn't on the list doesn't mean it won't work; it just means it wasn't specifically tested.

The only time I suggest strictly sticking to the motherboard's QVL is for higher speed and higher density kits of memory such as a 64GB kit of 3466mhz memory or similar.
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:52 PM
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Happy to know my investment in memory will last more than two years. Think I’m going to pull the trigger on my upgrade!

Thanks!
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