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Having trouble finding approved DDR3 Dual Channel memory.

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November 28, 2009 10:24:31 PM

I just got a new motherboard. It was the Fry's deal today. The Biostar T5XE CFX-SLI 5.x that came with the i7 860 for $259 after twenty dollars in tax and a MIR that I can only hope I'd get in the mail.

Anyway I did not pick up memory at Fry's. I wanted to check first for any potential problems reported onlne with certain memory for this board.

So looking at the list provided by Biostar here: http://www.biostar-usa.com/app/en%2Dus/t-series/memory_...
the only 2gb modules in 4gb kits sell for $160++ online, both Corsair and OCZ

Support Dual Channel DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600(OC)/1866(OC)/2000(OC) MHz
4 x DDR3 DIMM Memory Slot
Max. Supports up to 16GB Memory

This is my first build in about 7yrs so I'm just getting back up to speed in all this stuff. And in the past I never had a problem getting memory that worked right off.

Could I use just any brand? I really don't want to have a lot of troubleshooting or potential problems if possible. I could only hope that all DDR3 Dual Channel memory had the same specs. But I get the feeling that it probably does not.

I did search at Corsair and found that their search bring up other model numbers that they say works with the "Biostar T5 XE" which is the closest model number to my new board: http://www.corsair.com/configurator/product_results.asp... .

Any ideas?
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November 29, 2009 12:20:28 AM

You should have gotten frys memory deal for $79.99. They give you 15 days to return it with no restocking fee.
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November 29, 2009 2:35:54 AM

o1die said:
You should have gotten frys memory deal for $79.99. They give you 15 days to return it with no restocking fee.


Yes maybe so. But I was worried that those deals were not right or not so good. I'm sort of glad I waited. I took the suggestion of a poster here by the alias of Sonic-Booms and got some of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... because it has better latency specs.
From this thread:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/275506-31-just-bought...
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