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Will this memory work with this board. please help?

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May 25, 2008 5:23:08 PM

HI, I am now looking at this board from a reccomendation from a friend GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... I am also looking at this memory OCZ Flex II 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

My question is will these two work together? I notice the board is 1.8 volt and the memory is 2.15. Can this be adjusted on this board safely with no issues. Does the memory voltage imply this this is per stick or total.
Thanks

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May 25, 2008 6:01:16 PM

That memory should work just fine with the board. You will have to go in the BIOS and adjust the voltage otherwise you will have stability issues.

That is total voltage. For the love of all things holy do not try to give that memory twice the voltage or 4.30 volts with the idea that it is 2.15 volts per stick. I am sure people would see the smoke for miles.

Like I said before:
Install the memory
Go into the BIOS
Go to the memory voltage tab (or whatever it may be called)
Set it to 2.15 volts and forget it.

Easy as Paris Hilton!

Good Luck,

William
May 25, 2008 6:55:42 PM

daleevr said:
HI, I am now looking at this board from a reccomendation from a friend GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168.... I am also looking at this memory OCZ Flex II 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....

My question is will these two work together? I notice the board is 1.8 volt and the memory is 2.15. Can this be adjusted on this board safely with no issues. Does the memory voltage imply this this is per stick or total.
Thanks


It worth checking QVL in mobo website
Though usually they do not mention all suppoted memories
OCZ memory configurator in their website sucks
Only one Gigabyte mobo is listed as supported
Be carefull
I never heard any complain against4G( 2X2G) DDR2 800 sticks with X38/X48 mobos
But lot of complains against 4G(2X2G) sticks DDR2 1066 and above.
Setting RAM voltage is not an issue.
It is very simple, either you set it manually to 2.1 or 2.15 according to
your ram specs, or leave it on Auto and set your RAM speed
I don't know your BIOS but I hope the following is Possible
Leave DDR frequency on AUTO and DDR voltage AUTO and change FSB
Reboot and the chec in Bios if DDR Frequency
has dropdown list when you hit enter
Then you'll be able to see the nearest frequncy to your DDR sticks,
you then can set manually

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May 25, 2008 7:11:13 PM

Thanks very much for your replies. I want 4 gigs for now but was trying to leave my option open to 8 gigs by not taking all available slots. maybe I should just use 1x for now for a total of 4 gigs. Thanks for the very useful info. I did look at this to begin with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150 . Maybe this is a better option if it will work with this board.
May 25, 2008 7:21:48 PM

daleevr said:
Thanks very much for your replies. I want 4 gigs for now but was trying to leave my option open to 8 gigs by not taking all available slots. maybe I should just use 1x for now for a total of 4 gigs. Thanks for the very useful info. I did look at this to begin with: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1150 . Maybe this is a better option if it will work with this board.

Do not ever go for 2X1G
get 2X2g and install as dual channel in 2 dimms
If you'll go for 8G later then you can order another set of the same brand and model and install them in the other 2 dimms
One more thing
before you order your 1150 memory google this model, I found some complains about compatibility with X48 mobos
May 25, 2008 8:47:09 PM

Thanks for your advice, as I said I am learning. I cannot seem to find 1150 or 1200 that I know will work for sure. Is there a way to really be sure!
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