Solved Mobo compatible?

March 28, 2011 at 22:29:31
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm using a configurator at
I have alt to learn about compatibility when choosing components. Here's the mobo: (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durableā„¢3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI

Where's the spec that says how much/type RAM is can use?
Also is there a spec for cooling fans or power supply?

Does anyone know of a site that has good customer service to walk me through a build?


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March 29, 2011 at 04:59:32
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You need to do some research. All you had to do is go to the Gigabyte website & all the questions about that board will be answered. You can even download the manual. Below is a link to the board - it can accept up to 24GB of "DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules"

Be very careful of which components you choose, especially the power supply. Do NOT accept the default unit in the configurator. Select a decent name brand unit & be sure to review the product specs. If you don't know what you're doing - ASK! The same can be said for ALL the components.

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March 29, 2011 at 12:18:49
Thanks VERY much for your quick reply.
Yes, indeed the researching is half the fun!

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March 29, 2011 at 12:26:00
If I'm reading your post right, your board supports triple channel memory which means you need to buy triple channel memory which comes in sets of 3

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