I have spent over a whole week trying to get an answer for the RAM and my board
I even tried that actual tech supports associated with both the RAM and the board and still cant get a straight answer.
I have seen other people in search for this great white whale.
What I ( the girl in me ) needs is some Sexy RAM to finish this build.
What I had first selected was :
All I need to know is will it work ? I keep getting maybe answers .
If it does not work can someone point me to an actual 8Gb that would.
I do realize that a few things would need to be adjusted in the BIOS
If anyone can help a gal out here it would be great , as I am getting A.D.D. from this already lol
Thanks in advance for your time.
My guess - you're good! G.Skill spec page doesn't list that specific MOBO, but does list its nearest 'sibling', the GA-MA790FXT-UD5P - can't imagine one would be any different than the other in this respect...
I agree it should work fine. I too questioned if my G-Skill F2-8800CL5-2GBPI Kit (2x2GB) would be OK for use in my GA-MA790X-UD4P when it was not on the verified list, while the MA790FX and FXT were. It's worked fine since day one 9 months ago. As a result, I stuck G-Skill kits in 2 other machines, and all work flawlessly. Some even overclock nicely.
You can't expect motherboard and memory makers to test every possible combination as doing so would cost them millions.
One thing you may wish to consider is opting for a 2x4GB kit, or two separate (but identical) 4GB DIMMS in order to retain Dual-Channel operation. Unless something has changed, AMD systems lose Dual-Channel support when all 4 DIMM slots are populated.
One last thing... the CPU cooler. You could do better. The 9900 was a good performer 2 years ago, but it can't compete with Zalman's newest CNPS10X-based offerings. Or many of those from other makers.
I'm pretty sure the four DIMM thing is a 'speed limit', not an overall ban. Early AM3's only supported dual-channel with more than two DIMMs per channel for 1066 speeds - any faster only works with one DIMM per channel... As usual, the overall AMD documentation (lack thereof) makes it difficult to find out if this is still an issue with the newer, faster CPUs...
I knew there was something that disappeared - the speed. They reverted to DDR2-800 maximum speed, correct? And now that I've been corrected, I'm uncertain if dual-channel support disappears as well. I could go steal some DIMMS from another machine and find out, but I'm not in the mood to do any experimenting today...
Two things to be aware of: anything you give up in RAM speed to run eight gig (RAM speed is vastly over-rated, and seldom gives 'subjectively noticeable' gains) you will get back a hundredfold in never having to hit the swap file due to the eight gig; and, overclocking that 965 will make everything else pale in comparison...