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Old 01-31-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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i noticed that motherboard manufacture's website's (like gigabytes for example cause i looked at the p35 on there) have a compatable memory list with only certain models of ram sticks listed. i know that you could probably buy some sticks of the same specifications, but are not listed on the motherboard list and they will work, but wouldn't it be better to get one of the model's of memory from the motherboard list to make sure everything will play nice together? are the sticks different volts or something like some 1.8 and others 1.9 etc that would make the difference?
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im not sure what ur trying to say. but in my mobo Manual it has a list of compatible memory, but i bought my memory before i got my mobo (thinking it would fit in my old comp, but it was DDR not DDR2) and well its G.Skill and its in my system now working fine and it wasn't on the list
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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well, on the gigabyte site for the compatable memory for the mb i am looking at it not only tells you the type (like ddr2 800) but it has a list with the name brands like kingston and stuff and it lists the various sticks by the sticks model number and everything...like 1 listing would be: "1GB stick of kingstons ddr2 800 model #xxxxxx", but if i bought a stick of "1GB of kingston ddr2 800 model #xxxxgg" or something, it's not officially compatible i guess?? even if it still works in the mb. why are the mb manufacturer's so specific to even list the specific model numbers of the compatable sticks? is it because of certain voltages they are trying to stay at for optimum performance?
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um. i would say that there "Partners" or something. i think any DDR2 RAM would work with any DDR2 board. but im not sure about ur question
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Asus has the same, it's called the QVL (Qualified Vendors List) It is memory modules that have been "physically" tested for 100% compatability with the m/board.

While it is not the "be all and end all" list of modules that will work in the board it is a list of modules tested and certified to run with 100% compatability at the rated speeds.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:15 PM   #6
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here's the compatible memory list for the gigabyte p35 mb... http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/...5-ds3l_2.0.pdf see how they have the module number listed for all the ram sticks?
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:18 PM   #7
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i guess it couldn't hurt to go the extra step of trying to get one of the same module number sticks that the mb lists just to be extra safe everything plays nice together...

EDIT: woops..sorry for the double post,,,wasn't thinking there..you can delete this one if you want and i'll just add the above as an edit on my post above this one...maybe beside the "edit" and quote" buttons we should have a "delete" button so we can just delete our own posts if we make a mistake like this one??
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:20 PM   #8
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same as Asus

That HyperX 9600 is nice memory btw, nearly got a 2GB kit for my P5K when I had it, even got as far as ordering it, phoned them up and changed the order to this P5E3

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Old 01-31-2008, 05:30 PM   #9
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do you think it would be worth it to get the 1066 speed memory over the 800 since the board supports it? and i see you have to ddr3, should i even be looking at that so i'm not upgrading in another year?
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go for it.

True u have like teh best computer ever. a quad a 8800GTS and DDR3 damn. it should have a name, hows TEH L33T 0N3?
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if i'm just working on putting together my parts list for a new build and i've been back and forth about a few things so i kind of want to make sure it will last for a while so i may look at pci-e 2.0 and ddr3 ram. been debating other choices like 64-bit vista vs. 32-bit, and core 2 duo vs. quad....choices, choices...plus, have to keep a budget in mind.
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what kinda budget?
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well, i would like <$500, but can't get the parts i want for that...the builds i've been piecing together with the E8400, 8600GT, 2GB ram, have been coming in about $800 so far.
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i would like to spend a little as possible, but i also know that i'm not going to be happy with a slow computer either, especially if i spend my money to build a new one just to get an updated faster computer than what i'm on now.
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MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098
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501.95$$

hows that. its not intel but still a great system, i have that mobo and its a beast
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do you think it would be worth it to get the 1066 speed memory over the 800 since the board supports it? and i see you have to ddr3, should i even be looking at that so i'm not upgrading in another year?
Yep go 1066MHz when you do, DDR3 will be cheaper in a year or so, but at present it is insanely expensive, these two sticks are worth ~$A600, there is no way I would have paid that much for them, I wouldn't have this pc if I hadn't won that memory, the m/board was $A300+ as it was.

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go for it.

True u have like teh best computer ever. a quad a 8800GTS and DDR3 damn. it should have a name, hows TEH L33T 0N3?
Wait until I get a QX9650

My pc is called Quad
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thanks for picking some parts, but with all the core 2 duo hype, i was going to try and go with one of those cpu's from that line...also, my builds were also including a case, psu, dvd burner, and vista. maybe i'll start looking at amd though...really havent looked at them much, and i like that mb because it has firewire which the p35 doesn't have on it. and, although i've been putting together some wish-list computer builds, i still haven't completely counted out getting a laptop which i would kind of like to get instead perhaps...i just hate spending more for less, even if you do gain mobility, it still bugs the hell out of me.

and thanks for the ram advise true folder,,i'll go the 1066 route if i do go through with a desktop build.
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that right there is a GREAT build. but to think of it what u could do is get his
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103194
and OC it to about 3.1 stable.
and then use that other 60$ for a nice burner. sounds pretty sick, im drooling
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