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Asus M4A78T-E @ OCZ Reaper 1333 memory (Question)

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July 12, 2009 2:40:33 PM

Hello Everyone!,

I'm new to the community but I've read THG for years and years now, and finally I need the help from you guys :) 

I just ordered an

Asus M4A78T-E 790GX motherboard and OCZ OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Ram from newegg, here are the links for both


Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I've been building PC's for about 14 years now, this is my first step into AM3/DDR3 territory, I have a few questions here.

1: I've read alot about how OCZ ram has problems (and alot todo with how they work with asus boards, found that out a little late I guess? or will I be ok? there is OCZ ram on the QVL on the motherboard list, but not this exact model, here's my posts on other forums.

my post on OCZ's site - http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?...

and my post on asus's site - http://vip.asus.com/forum/view.aspx?id=2009071112053528...

also another question, since this new AM3 thing says - 1 Dimm per channel, does that mean with dual channel ram ie. : 1 in A1, and 1 in B1? or A2/B2 etc? ram was never my high specialty.

The ram I guess from what Ive seen and heard are a few things, 1: I've been told to redo the timings in bios manually, and then same with the timings, as for 1T or 2T I have no idea what to set it for, and then I've also read reviews of the motherboard giving the OCZ ram too high of voltage from the start and can't even post to change settings, these are all things im trying to get a peace of mind on, i just ordered this setup the other day, its coming tomorrow, I would love to have these answers printed off for then so I can have things infront of me while im working, all is greatly appreciated!!

but yeah anyways those are my questions , I thank you ahead of time for your replies and time!


July 26, 2009 4:22:23 PM

I had the same problem with my mobo and ram; I have the same m4a78t-e board and OCZ ram. AMD boards are different than Intels; with an Intel board you would skip one ram slot when installing dual channel ram but with AMD you do not. On the m4a78t-e board, the ram slots are as follows: dimm_a1 - dimm_b1 - dimm_a2 - dimm_b2; you want your ram in A1 and B1 or A2 and B2. Hopefully this helps.
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