Different types of DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) for Intel vs AMD motherboards?

by ylluminate   Last Updated June 18, 2018 08:01 AM

I have a HP Compaq Elite 8300 CMT that supposedly accepts DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) memory. I was about to order some memory of this specification: "(4x8GB) DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 240 PIN DIMM RAM For AMD AM3 AM3+ Socket MB" but as you may note, it says that it's for an AMD board. Here is an image of the DIMM with its accompanying label (I underlined the "AMD Only" on the label): DIMM Picture

I thought that this must be a marketing move, but then upon placing the order the seller contacted me to verify that I was ordering this for AMD and NOT Intel.

Specifically this RAM is to be for this HP Compaq Elite 8300 CMT with a Core i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz.

I've been doing this for a long time and I've not heard of such a specific situation where this kind of issue would be a problem where memory, as far as its specifications are the same, would work only with AMD and not Intel. What's going on here? Is this seller ignorance? Is the seller just trying to make more money off of Intel users? Or is there a detail I'm missing?

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