I need a motherboard cross reference chart

Corsair Xms cmx8gx3m2a1333c9 ram module...
January 3, 2011 at 10:47:15
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Gigabyte GA-EX58 Extreme motherboard I won in an online contest. I finally am getting around to building a computer in which I planned to use it. In buying parts for the build I made the mistake of accepting a store tech "expert's" word that Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 RAM was the correct product. I purchased 3 packages of 2 4GB RAM for a total of 24GB. I made the mistake of opening the packages during the build. I only discovered the so-called expert didn't read his data correctly or the data was wrong when I got an error code when I fired it up. Now I am stuck with RAM I can't use. Considering the cost of the RAM it occurred to me that maybe getting a motherboard that would accept the RAM might be better than buying yet more RAM.

I cannot seem to find any facility that allows me to cross reference motherboards to RAM. Does such a thing exist?

I do pretty heavy graphics work and would like a board that has USB 3.0 and SATA 600 G/bits/s capabilities. I also purchased an Intel i7-950 processors so it needs to accept that as well.

Can anyone give me an idea where I could find a cross reference chart or some direction on a motherboard that might fit my needs?

Thanks in advance.

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January 3, 2011 at 11:33:15
Too much trouble for you to go to the Gigabyte website or consult the user manual?



1. 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory (Note 1)
2. Dual/3 channel memory architecture
3. Support for DDR3 2100+/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules

(Go to Memory Support List for the latest memory support list.)"

Memory Support List

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January 4, 2011 at 03:30:34
User's manual has general specification which the RAM I bought falls into. Unfortunately, I trusted the vendor and his support material to provide the correct items. I did not consult the Gigabyte chart until after I had problems and that is my fault for not double checking each and every item. There is nothing I can do about that now.

In going forward, I would like to find some kind of cross reference chart to tell me what this RAM would fit.

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January 4, 2011 at 04:34:31
According to the specs of your current board, that ram should work. The brand name is not as important as the specs of the ram. I don't know of any cross reference charts for ram and mobo's. Maybe the Corsair site has a list of compatible mobo's, I never looked. When you installed the ram, what errors did you get? I noticed that it can run dual or triple channel configs.

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