ddr3 ram motherebord compatability database

Asus motherboard / P5g41t-mle
May 25, 2010 at 15:23:29
Specs: Windows 7 64bit
I have the mobo with intel E7500 CPU. i would like to know what ddr 3 rams ,other than on the Asus QVL ,will be safe to purchase for this MB. any good advice will be much apreciated

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May 25, 2010 at 15:38:29
If you're not going to overclock, all you need is DDR3-1066. If you intend to eventually upgrade to a 1333MHz FSB CPU, you should have DDR3-1333 & if you plan to overclock to 1600MHz FSB, you should have DDR3-1600. Any reputable name brand RAM *should* work. Do NOT buy generic RAM from eBay.

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May 27, 2010 at 03:11:28
thank for your tips
what did you mean by generic RAM.i was looking at what's been offered at eBay and i can't identify what is "generic". the question is why do Asus recomend to use specific models of RAM if any one that fits in slot can work?

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May 27, 2010 at 04:59:36
Just don't buy RAM from ebay at all. Just my opinion. Plenty of reputable online vendors to choose from.

All RAM in not created equal. The chips that are used to make a memory module vary in quality. Brand name manufacturers wholesale second quality chips. These chips end up on modules that are sold as no name brands.

Even name brand RAM can be something less than best quality. Look at the voltage requirements for any RAM you are considering. JEDEC standards for DDR3 is 1.5V.

Many modules labeled high performance will require higher voltages than that. Some, much higher. IMO this is trickery. Applying more voltage may allow chips to operate at a higher frequency than would otherwise be possible. If that is what you want you can probably do the same thing yourself by upping the voltage to standard RAM. You get what you pay for with RAM. One other thing to note. Some motherboards may not even allow the voltages required to run some of these overclocked sticks.

Listen to jams advice about the speed requirements too.

From Wikipedia
"According to JEDEC[2] the maximum recommended voltage is 1.575 volts and should be considered the absolute maximum when memory stability is the foremost consideration, such as in servers or other mission critical devices. In addition, JEDEC states that memory modules must withstand up to 1.975 volts before incurring permanent damage, although they are not required to function correctly at that level".

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May 27, 2010 at 08:12:21
thank you very much for your reply . youv'e gone to great length to clear this issue and i will definitly take your advice and jam's.
great effort, thanks again

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