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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 20, 2010 7:23:51 PM

{Work in Progress}

Most memory related issues are caused by improper selection at time of purchase, in that the RAM simply won't work properly or at all with your MOBO {Motherboard}. So it is very important to either use memory that is Certified for use with your MOBO Manufacturer OR Tested by the RAM Manufacturer.

Motherboard- Certified:
ASUS - http://usa.asus.com/ProductGroup2.aspx?PG_ID=mKyCKlQ4oS...

Gigabyte - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/main.aspx?s=42

MSI - http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=prodpage1&maincat_no=1

EVGA - http://www.evga.com/support/motherboard/ See {MEMORY COMPATIBILITY LIST}

RAM_Manufacturers & Resellers - Tested:
Corsair - http://www.corsair.com/
{See - Memory Search @ bottom of home_page}
G.SKILL - http://gskill.com/configurator.php
Kingston - http://www.kingston.com/default.asp
{Memory Search | Pull-down menu and select MOBO}
Mushlin - http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Configurator.aspx

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a c 236 V Motherboard
September 20, 2010 9:28:02 PM

I would look to make mention that RAM should be verified to be at Manufacturer Specifications (typically listed on the actual sticks) for voltage, timings and MHz before reviewing for defective RAM (outside of NO POST situations)

Also, you want to run at least 7 passes of latest memtest86+ to truly verify if there are any issues with the memory, when testing the memory.
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a c 717 V Motherboard
September 20, 2010 9:48:49 PM

^ this is barely a start, and I will.
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a c 136 V Motherboard
September 21, 2010 1:51:51 PM

Looks good,great job.
However,as you know there are many RAMs that aren't in the supported list but will work just fine.
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September 21, 2010 2:05:10 PM

jaquith said:
{Work in Progress}

Most memory related issues are caused by improper selection at time of purchase, in that the RAM simply won't work properly or at all with your MOBO {Motherboard}. So it is very important to either use memory that is Certified for use with your MOBO Manufacturer OR Tested by the RAM Manufacturer.

Motherboard- Certified:
ASUS - http://usa.asus.com/ProductGroup2.aspx?PG_ID=mKyCKlQ4oS...
http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af254/Jaquith/ASUS_RAM.jpg
Gigabyte - http://www.gigabyte.us/products/main.aspx?s=42
http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af254/Jaquith/GA_RAM.jpg
MSI - http://us.msi.com/index.php?func=prodpage1&maincat_no=1
http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af254/Jaquith/MSI_DDR.jpg
EVGA - http://www.evga.com/support/motherboard/ See {MEMORY COMPATIBILITY LIST}

RAM_Manufacturers & Resellers - Tested:
Corsair - http://www.corsair.com/
{See - Memory Search @ bottom of home_page}
G.SKILL - http://gskill.com/configurator.php
Kingston - http://www.kingston.com/default.asp
{Memory Search | Pull-down menu and select MOBO}
Mushlin - http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Configurator.aspx


Not to be harsh but the way the thread is formatted is very poor and you wrote Muslin instead of Muskin, just wanted to let you know

I doubt this will really prove useful, it should be added to the official FAQ
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a c 347 } Memory
a c 717 V Motherboard
September 21, 2010 2:19:25 PM

^ I am working on Best Practices, and true only a fraction of RAM is Certified or Tested of a MOBO. However, whenever people post @ Tom's H/W one the first things I look for is correct RAM. Incorrect RAM often presents itself as "odd" behavior.

- Building Workstations got me in the habit of using Certified: RAM, HDD, CPU, GPU, etc.
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