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Gigabyte P35C-DS3R DDR3 Memory Limit

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January 9, 2008 6:24:11 AM

Gigabyte website says that the P35C-DS3R have DDR3 memory limit of 4 GB, while DDR2 memory limit is 8 GB.

http://www.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_...

Officially, Intel P35 itself can support 8 GB, right?

So, how come it says 4 GB for DDR3?

Is it because the board only support up to 2 GB DDR3 module? The website didn't say.
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January 9, 2008 10:13:09 AM

AN INTEL P35 DDR2 MOTHERBOARD : SUPPORTS 8GB DDR2 (MAX)
AN INTEL P35 DDR3 MOTHERBOARD : SUPPORTS 8GB DDR3 (MAX)
AN INTEL P35 DDR2/DDR3 COMBO MOTHERBOARD : SUPPORTS 4GB DDR3(MAX) AND 8GB DDR2 (MAX)

but i dont know the reason that why the DDR3 option is limited to 4GB
January 9, 2008 10:36:45 AM

It's limited because there are only 2 slots for ddr3
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January 9, 2008 1:34:37 PM

yeah i shoud have known that :) 
thanx :) 
January 10, 2008 6:40:41 AM

I don't think the number of slots is the real problem.

Can't I use 4 GB DDR3 module? I think there's already a 4 GB DDR2 module available. And I'm sure that someday a DDR3 version will be available as well, if not yet.

Is it because of the chipset limitation, the problem with the motherboard design, or because Gigabyte assume that there will be only 2 GB DDR3 available?

I'm planning to upgrade my RAM in a couple of years. I just want to know whether I should go for DDR2 or DDR3 to get to 8 GB.
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