Memory FAQ & Help

{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=mKyCKlQ4oSEtSu5m

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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  1. 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.
  2. ^ this is barely a start, and I will.
  3. Looks good,great job.
    However,as you know there are many RAMs that aren't in the supported list but will work just fine.
  4. 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=mKyCKlQ4oSEtSu5m
    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
  5. ^ 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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