GA-EP35-DS3P Memory Help

Doing a new build with a Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P and E8400. I really don't like the memory on the approved list. Does anyone have any experience with other memory and this board?
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  1. Another note on this. I have Cruciall Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA804 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565&Tpk=BL2KIT12864AA804

    What are the thoughts on using this?
  2. I've got the EP35-DS3L, and this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098, and have had no problems with it so far. Stock voltage & timings out of the gate.
  3. Crucial is known to cause issues. I haven't used it on any builds myself or for my friends.
    In general Corsair, Geil, Kingston, Mushkin kits work flawlessly.
    I use a Geil kit myself (GA-P35-DS3P rev 1.0 without DES).
  4. This will work right out of the box. Voltage is correct.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

    If installing XP only use one stick to install OS. Add other stick after installation.
  5. zabor16 said:
    Another note on this. I have Cruciall Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA804 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146565&Tpk=BL2KIT12864AA804

    What are the thoughts on using this?


    Crucial Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA804 is on the memory support list. There's no need to buy any RAM. These will work great.

    But if you must, I would get CORSAIR XMS2 TWIN2X2048-6400C4
    $31.00 after mail in rebate.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145034

    I'd use the Crucial Ballistix.
  6. i'll buy one of these motherboards myself.

    i have doubts on the memories to buy, though. regarding the store, i am limited to the following sticks:

    - CORSAIR KIT 2GB (2X 1GB) DDR2 800 XMS2 DHX (CL4)
    - GSKILL KIT 2GB DDR2 800 HK
    - OCZ KIT 2GB DDR2 800MHZ PLATINUM REV2
    - OCZ KIT 2GB DDR2 800MHZ XTC TITANIUM (CL4)
    - GEIL Ultra DDR2 2x1GB PC6400 Cas4

    what do you suggest?
    i am looking for the best stability and lowest temperatures (i live in a warm place).
    please rank them or select a top 2 in case i run into stock problems.

    many thanks!
  7. All of the above are good picks. Corsair(1st) and Geil(2nd) are my favourites. If you want 4GB go for Corsair DHX C4 (~95 EUR here).
  8. tks, i really needed some help here.
    plus i've seen some people mention some OCZ compatiblity issues, so i'll stick with corsair.
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