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will 533mhz memory work on a gigabyte ds3l?

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December 4, 2007 6:54:52 PM

the manufacturer's website didn't say. any help is appreciated :) 
December 4, 2007 8:13:13 PM

or will it hurt to try?
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December 4, 2007 8:34:44 PM

nope. will not hurt
you can use it. if you are running a fsb 1066 cpu then 533mhz ram will work right in sync with the cpu.....

i do not recommend 533 ram with any 1333 fsb cpus(XX50 cpus like e6750). This may bottle neck the cpu....so if you want to use 533 try to stick to a 1066 cpu...like the e6600 e6700 ect....the 4xxx(like the 4300 ect) cpus will also have no problems with 533 ram

Last off 533 ram is NOT recommended is you want to overclock....
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December 4, 2007 8:40:24 PM

It should work just fine, boards are typically rated "up to" the numbers stated in the specs.

If you can find some at a decently lower price than DDR2-667 or DDR2-800 then go for it. Although, there's all kinds of deal/sales on right now with DDR2-800, might be worth shopping around a bit.

What processor are you looking at? Q6600? That will work fine with DDR2-533 because the Q6600 is 1066fsb (1:1)

However, if you get any of the 6X50 chips, they are 1333fsb and would prefer some DDR2-667 (to run at 1:1)
December 4, 2007 9:15:30 PM

You really should post your specs when asking questions. If that is a P35-DS3L with a core2duo or quad, then you will get a trouble free OC to 1333 FSB. This OC requires no increase in voltage, at least with the Q6600, and can be achieved with a lower Vcore in many cases. So, don't buy the 533. At least buy the 667, which will get you the modest OC to 1333.
December 4, 2007 9:39:42 PM

its not that im buying 533, i have to RMA my 800 ram and use my old stuff :(  i have an e2180, which is an 800mhz bus i believe?
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December 4, 2007 9:44:23 PM

yes
you can use it....being as a e2180 is fsb 800 you will be just fine(hell you have more then you need to run with 1:1 timings :)  )....

I do see what you mean. you have nothing to loose by trying....it should work ok....
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December 4, 2007 9:45:38 PM

No
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December 4, 2007 9:54:48 PM

A small piece of mind for you. P35 DS3R(its like the L with raid and more sata. This is still the same chipet...)

how low can i do? not sure....
December 4, 2007 10:01:17 PM

I'm not saying you should write a novel, but these are the types of things you should put in the OP. Lets see if I got this right, you have an 800FSB CPU e2180 and you want to know if you can run your 533 RAM. Yes, you can run it on auto and your RAM should run at 266 - 533 effective. Or you can run it at 1:1 (setting 2 in MIT) and it will run underclocked at 200 - 400 effective.
December 4, 2007 10:24:57 PM

Opening Post or opening poster, depending on the context.
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December 4, 2007 10:35:56 PM

Don't ask anyone here: Check the manufacturer's list. Early BIOS for most (all?) P35 chipset boards didn't support DDR2-533, even though the ratio is supported for 800 and 1066 bus processors.
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December 4, 2007 10:38:30 PM

Crashman said:
Don't ask anyone here: Check the manufacturer's list. Early BIOS for most (all?) P35 chipset boards didn't support DDR2-533, even though the ratio is supported for 800 and 1066 bus processors.

Are you saying it will or will not work?
December 4, 2007 11:08:12 PM

there was no 533mhz ram on the manufacturer list, so can i OC it and it will work?
December 4, 2007 11:10:35 PM

You won't damage anything, just install it and then tell us if it worked.
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December 4, 2007 11:15:23 PM



TADA!!!

the boards are 90 percent the same and the chipset is identical. P35-DS3r(as said, the differences are not gonna make a difference...)

good to go....
December 4, 2007 11:25:44 PM

What Crashman is saying is that the boards will take 667, 800 and 1066 at 533 timings but that the early BIOSs won't accept DDR2 533. You didn't post the SPD tab is that RAM DDR2 533? I think it will work anyway. I wish SuperiorRobot would just take the 5 minutes and install the RAM to put this to bed.
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December 4, 2007 11:47:14 PM



Thats it.....runs at 667 - 4,4,4,10 without problems with a small voltage boost....my spd timings are manual....just because it was easier.....at least for testing 400 and 533 667 and 800 have also been tested with the same sticks....
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December 4, 2007 11:47:18 PM

Yeh, it was an SPD issue and I believe many boards had the BIOS patched after the board was released.

A bunch of boards wouldn't even run some of my "DDR2-800" performance RAM because the RAM in question didn't offer any SPD values higher than 533.
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December 4, 2007 11:50:47 PM

Crashman said:
Your screenshot proves nothing because your RAM has a DDR2-667 value.

it proves the board will work...worst case set the SPD(hell set the speed if you have to with the divider of 2) manually...

Your point about nothing over 533 is valid, but has been fixed on almost all boards....
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December 4, 2007 11:53:55 PM

Nukemaster, you're missing this completely: Most of the P35 boards I've tested LOOK for SPD values of DDR2-667 or higher and won't boot if those values are not found. Your memory has a DDR2-667 value, so it's not even a factor in this conversation.
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December 4, 2007 11:56:40 PM

I edited above....most have been fixed...i do not have any 533 to test with....wait for SuperiorRobot and we will know for sure...
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December 5, 2007 12:06:22 AM

That's great, because I'm not going to update the BIOS and retest that many boards just to determine which ones haven't been fixed yet.
December 5, 2007 12:47:22 AM

Ok, SuperiorRobot said he has to RMA his RAM. That leads me to believe that he is still using it. If he has one good stick, then he can use that to flash his BIOS if he doesn't have a revision that is late enough, which he could find out if he would just install the bleeping RAM and see if it posts.
December 5, 2007 1:01:27 AM

hahahaha, fine ill try it
December 5, 2007 1:25:55 AM

Thought so. Man that was a lot over nothing. If you had just tested it in the first place it would have been so much easier. At any rate happy to see that it works.
December 5, 2007 2:02:55 AM

hahah, I wanted to make sure it wouldnt damage my computer is all :) 
whats a safe overclock for this ram?
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December 5, 2007 2:14:47 AM

you will have to find that out with trial and error....whats it running at now? 533 or 400? if you drop it to 400(the option called 2 under MIT after hitting ctrl+f1) you can try to then put the fsb back at 533. This will give you a cpu overclock....not much but its better then nothing...2.6 or so is not bad....then you are not pushing the ram....

Remember test test test....prime 95 is good for that....
December 5, 2007 3:00:36 AM

That option is available on the main MIT page, you only need ctrl + F1 to get to the timings.
December 6, 2007 10:56:41 PM

damn this ram rocks 3-3-3 cas
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December 7, 2007 1:38:38 AM

3,3,3,X @ 533?

NICE!!!(for older ram)
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