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Z370 RAM

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by garystan, Sep 30, 2018.

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  1. garystan

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    Hi everybody :
    Can a Z370 RAM chip be used on a Z170 Motherboard ?
    Thanks (in advance)................garystan
     
  2. Macboatmaster

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    There is actually no such ting as a Z370 ram chip
    Z370 is the Intel chipset
    https://www.intel.co.uk/content/www/uk/en/products/chipsets/desktop-chipsets/z370.html

    There is ram that is suitable for the board with the Z370 and whatever processor is installed

    There is similarly ram that is suitable for the Z170 and whatever processor is used
    The board manufacturers site will list on the QVL list ram tested with the board
    You do not have to use THAT ram , as of course the manufacturer of the board can not test all ram

    The ram in question may well be suitable - check with the ram manufacturer
    Further information
    https://www.extremetech.com/computi...-z370-motherboards-arent-backwards-compatible

    It will not damage anything both use DDR4 whether or not it will work OK without having to enter ram setup in firmware, depends on speed chip configuration timings etc.
     
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