Gigabyte P35C-DS3R DDR3 Memory Limit

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_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2631&ProductName=GA-P35C-DS3R

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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  1. 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
  2. It's limited because there are only 2 slots for ddr3
  3. yeah i shoud have known that :)
    thanx :)
  4. 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.
  5. Hi.
    I write from PC, there are installed now:
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R but not 2.1 or 2.0, my ver. 1.1 (but read below)
    BIOS Version: Intel P35 BIOS for P35C-DS3R F12 (SLIC added)
    CPU Type: QuadCore Intel Xeon E5430, 2666 MHz (8 x 333)
    and 8Gb DDR3 1866MHz
    DIMM1: Kingston HyperX KHX1866C9D3/4GX (Manufacture Date: Week 44/2012)
    DIMM3: Kingston HyperX KHX1866C9D3/4GX (Manufacture Date: Week 44/2012)
    But BIOS files of rev 1.x, 2.0, 2.1 are identical byte-to-byte, MB descriptions are the same, it's mean that in logic of different revisions are no differences. May be used different manufacturers of components as capacitors etc.
    But 8Gb of DDR3 DRAM works PERFECT! Tested by different stress tests and tests for memory.
    Initially, MB didn't start with both modules, but i've tried with 1 at first, PC started correctly, then I added a second module and about 2 years them works fine.
    Hope this info will be useful))) :vip:
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