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.

Thank you.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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