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June 10, 2009 11:51:13 PM

The mobo manual said "Due to AMD CPU limitation, DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPU for one DIMM per channel only"

I got this 4gb , but this brand was not their qualified vendors list would it be okay

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June 11, 2009 3:52:36 AM

Thank you for the reply, I would have been in trouble. G-Skill does not even manufacture any memory for this motherboard chipsets. The MB specs says DDR2 1066, can I install DDR2 800 memory sticks? Please let me know

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June 11, 2009 4:00:00 AM

Yes, you shouldn't have any problems with DDR2 800. Most if not all 1066 ram is OCed 800 ram anyways.
June 11, 2009 4:09:13 AM

See if this HyerX is compatible with your board. My sticks are on water but with good air flow they should still perform well. I run mine at 1.3v, 1100 MHz slightly OCed. I cranked them up to 1100 MHz after reading an article here at Tom's which they ram stable at 1130. I plan to do some more testing.

Kingston HyperX 4GB 2 x 2GB DDR2 1066 KHX8500D2K2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 11, 2009 4:42:21 AM

The HYperX (KHX8500D2K2/4G) looks really really close to what the ASUS QVL (Qualified Vendor List) is saying. They were saying the "DDR2 1066 1G Kingston KHX8500D2/1G Kingston Heat-Sink Package" But I bet those were each for 1GB, I must be looking at 2GB each.
June 11, 2009 10:23:06 PM

I did not check the G-Skill compatibility, so I already ordered it and it's on its way. I will not open that, return it and get the KHX8500D2K2/4G. If I am getting the 4gb, I cannot use all the memory unless I install 64 bit, can I?
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June 12, 2009 12:59:40 PM

The only problem you MIGHT have with the G-Skill memory is first boot. It requires 2~2.1 volts. Your system is going to try and boot with it at either 1.8 or 1.9 volts.
Start with only 1 stick, if it boots fine, which it likely will, go into your BIOS and set the voltage to 2.1 volts, shut down, insert second memory stick. If you put them in the right slots, it will run them at 1066 by default, wrong slots, it will run them at 800 by default.
Yes, 2x2gig is the optimal setup even if you do not have a 64 bit OS. You won't be able to use quite all of it, but it is still the best setup to go with for many other reasons.
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