GA-P35-DS3R RAM

My new system will have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R revision 2.1 motherboard and an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 processor. I need recommendations for RAM, though. I'd like to go for a total of 4GB of RAM, maybe 2 sticks of 2 gigs each. My motherboard's manual seems to indicate the RAM has a voltage of 1.8. I would like at least the RAM speed to be at least 800, if not 1066.

I checked Crucial's website, and the 1066 sticks it advises for my motherboard are listed as 2.2V. Any recommendations memory-wise for this motherboard?
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  1. Kingston works out of the box. They are mostly 1.8v.

    If you already have DDR2, go with 2x2 Crucial & use your old ram to up vdimm to 2.0v in bios, then swap them out for new ram.
  2. i tried XMS2 667 with my P31-DS3L and it wouldnt boot

    got 2 gigs of geil 800 and booted out of the box, gigabyte boards seem to be v sensitive to CAS latencies and voltages

    oh and i know the P31 boards have issues with double sided modules, not sure if that applies to P35
  3. yeah. go to gigabyte website. ull c the QVL for rams. that is qualified vendor list. they are the rams gigabyte put into trouble to test the ram with their boards. so use it.
  4. If you have trouble with memory, put in one stick then go in the Bios and adjust memory voltage, etc. Shutdown and put in the rest of the memory.
  5. With the GA-P35-DS3R and 4GB definately get 2x2GB. I had to RMA by board (ver.2.1) because I was unable to get 4x1GB sticks working without a multitude of memory errors and games freezing. That was after days of memory timing, memory voltage and mobo voltage tweaking (with the help of OCZ tech support).

    2x1GB config worked fine so 2x2GB should work equally well. My OCZ RAM required a voltage of 2.1v, so don't worry too much if your chosen RAM has higher volt rating that 1.8v. Just do as suggested above to adjust the default voltage.
  6. 1066 RAM is a waste of money in my opinion. DDR800 will take that 533FSB Q6600 to 3.6GHz at 1:1. Are you planning to try and get it over 3.6? That's a 50% overclock so it'll be relatively hot. DDR1066 might make more sense if you're using a 667FSB proc.

    I'm using OCZ gold DDR800 to run my E6850 at 3.6 on a P35-DS3R.
  7. evongugg said:
    If you have trouble with memory, put in one stick then go in the Bios and adjust memory voltage, etc. Shutdown and put in the rest of the memory.


    i found that my system wouldnt boot at all, not even into the bios, in this situation all you can do is use different memory, no amount of cmos resets and different ram configs are going to help
  8. night_wolf_in said:
    yeah. go to gigabyte website. ull c the QVL for rams. that is qualified vendor list. they are the rams gigabyte put into trouble to test the ram with their boards. so use it.


    agreed, this is what i looked at in the end.

    be careful with the product codes tho some of them are incredibly similar and describe completely different kits
  9. My only complaint about the manufacturers QVL is they test very few products from a select few memory manufacturers. I looked at the QVL (near impossible to locate with some mobo manufacturers!!!) of my mobo and found NO, I repeat NO memory make/models that were available to me locally.
    This is where you have to talk to the memory manufacturers, as they also test their own product with a variety of mobo's and can help match memory to mobo.
  10. I have a GA-P35-DS3R rev2.1. I am running 2 X 1GB of crucial Balistic tracers. The board booted up fine with them in but at higher timings. Once I got it all going I went into the BIOS and adjusted the timings and voltage. I'm not sure if the 2GB sticks would boot at 1.8volts. This is great ram. I'm running DDR2 800 ram at 1040. I haven't tried to go higher, but I've heard they go to 1066.
  11. Cross check with RAM manufacturer website.
  12. Sorry, all - I forgot about this thread. I'll look into the 800 RAM, then.
  13. ive got the ocz reaper memory with this board and it works just fine.
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