memory for EP45-UD3R

February 28, 2009 at 21:10:40
Specs: Windows XP
Can anybody recommend memory for the EP45-UD3R? Memory that is known to work with it, so I can avoid issues when I build my system.

4 gigabytes in total.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Thank you.


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#1
March 1, 2009 at 07:25:05
Didn't we dicuss this in another thread? We need to know which CPU you're gonna use & if you have any intentions of overclocking.

http://www.gigabyte.us/FileList/Mem...


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#2
March 1, 2009 at 10:56:10
Didn't think it mattered this time, but if you insist:

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R Intel P45 Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz CPU

I want a DDR2 1200 memory that is known to work with the motherboard.


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#3
March 1, 2009 at 11:20:44
"Didn't think it mattered this time"

The CPU (& your intentions) are the determining factor on which RAM to get.

The E8500 is a 1333MHz FSB CPU so if you have no intentions of ever overclocking, all you need is DDR2-667. You can get higher rated RAM (DDR2-800, DDR2-1066, DDR2-1200, etc) as long as you understand that for best performance, it should be underclocked to DDR2-667 speed & kept at 1:1 ratio if/when you overclock.

I know this was explained to you in another thread.


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#4
March 1, 2009 at 11:54:55
The memory standard is DDR2 1366+/1066 for this Motherboard, so the minimum is 1066 isn't it? Anyways, I plan on overclocking. I've read a lot of problems that people have had using certain memory with this motherboard, and upon doing some research myself, I wanted an opinion on a certain memory product from this forum. I just want to know which memory is specifically is recommended from people know have used this board.

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#5
March 1, 2009 at 12:33:13
Following your newegg link to the product page you can then click on the memory support list at that screen on the right.

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#6
March 1, 2009 at 12:41:34
I gave you my answers now & previously. I also provided a link to the Gigabyte site which lists the tested/approved memory for your board. Funny how they have DDR2-667 & DDR2-800 on their list, don't you think? And if you know anything about RAM, the JEDEC standard for DDR2 ends at DDR2-1066. Anything above that is not "officially" recognized.

http://www.jedec.org/download/searc...

The reason many people have problems with their RAM is because they don't pay attention to the specs. RAM that conforms to the official JEDEC standard *should* run at 1.8v & many times, that is what the motherboard will default to. If your "unofficial" RAM is designed to run at say, 2.2v, you're gonna have problems until you enter the BIOS & manually configure the RAM settings. Most people don't realize this & blame the RAM for their ignorance, then post in forums saying "this board sucks" or "this RAM sucks" when really it's their computer skills that suck.


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