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Sutiable DDR3 for Athlon Quad Core 630 + Gigabyte GA-MA785

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April 5, 2010 5:19:52 AM

Dear All
Hello
I am about to upgrade to Athlon Quad Core 630 and a Gigabyte GA-MA785. I ordered 4 gb of 1 "OCZ 4GB 1600mhz ddr3 pc3-1333 ram (OCZ3OB1600LV4GK) from Amazon. I have now found out this type of ram is for Intel based boards. So I assume I should retun this to amazon and look for other ram?
Can anyone please recommend any make of ram that would be best suited to above?
Many Thanks
Lou

April 5, 2010 10:07:49 AM

Just to add I have just looked at the Gigabyte recommended Ram list for this mobo and OCZ3OB1600LV4GK is listed as compatible. So will there be any disadvantages in using this? Shame to return return it as I got it for what I thought to be a very good price. (£85 for 4 gb)
Thanks again
Lou
April 5, 2010 10:22:00 AM

Dear All
Sorry for posting again. But the above should read NOT listed as compatible. I treid to edit the post but I was not allowed to. Apologies.
Lou
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April 5, 2010 1:32:56 PM

Hi, where did you get the info that this is only for intel boards? Can't see why it wouldn't work with most boards withouth problems...
April 5, 2010 8:24:46 PM

Hi Cobot
Thanks for your reply.
I was going on reviews posted on Amazon, where a few ppl mentioned you should only use this with Intel boards.
Also after looking around some ppl post problems with this particular ram and AMD mobos. ( but this could be down to a number of factors).
So any opinions for or against would be appreciated.
Thanks again
Lou
April 5, 2010 10:06:55 PM

that memory should absolutely work fine in an AMD mobo. There is no difference between AMD and Intel in that respect. The reason its specced that way has to do with Intel's memory controller, not AMD's. Intel's memory controller can only handly 1.65 V or so for the memory, while AMD's has been able to have much more, so really, its ok to use "intel" specced RAM in AMD boards, but more dangerous to use "AMD" specced RAM in Intel boards. You should be fine.
April 5, 2010 11:54:58 PM

flyinfinni said:
that memory should absolutely work fine in an AMD mobo. There is no difference between AMD and Intel in that respect. The reason its specced that way has to do with Intel's memory controller, not AMD's. Intel's memory controller can only handly 1.65 V or so for the memory, while AMD's has been able to have much more, so really, its ok to use "intel" specced RAM in AMD boards, but more dangerous to use "AMD" specced RAM in Intel boards. You should be fine.

ty very much for your response.
Lou
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