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June 7, 2010 11:44:58 PM

This memory is going with my GA-EP45-UD3L board. I have an E8400 E0 which I intend to OC to 4.0Ghz

Im hoping to get insight from others whom had this board or knows if any of the below memory is compatible. I checked Gigabytes site and there memory list has not been updated in years. Secondly I called OCZ about their memory, but they stated they have not tested their memory with my board.

So looking for real life experince here, or someone to ease my worries well enough to help me decide.

Below are my choices:

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
Cas Latency: 5
Voltage: 2.0V - 2.1V
Multi-channel Kit: Dual Channel Kit
Timing: 5-5-5-15
Model #: F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK
Item #: N82E16820231166

OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK
Cas Latency: 5
Voltage: 2.1V - 2.2V
Multi-channel Kit: Dual Channel Kit
Recommend Use: High Performance or Gaming Memory
Model #: OCZ2P10664GK
Item #: N82E16820227298

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2K2/4G
Cas Latency: 5
Voltage: 2.3V
Multi-channel Kit: Dual Channel Kit
Recommend Use: High Performance or Gaming Memory
Model #: KHX8500D2K2/4G
Item #: N82E16820104073

Thank you kindly for your advice!

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June 8, 2010 1:23:04 AM

Generally speaking, most memory modules are compatible with the majority of motherboards. Unfortunately there are a few mismatched motherboards and ram modules that aren't compatible. I say go for it, the worst thing that could happen is that you have to rma it and buy diferent ram modules. It wont hurt anything.
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June 8, 2010 5:01:44 AM

If you are worried about RMA and stuff then getting the kingston modules is the way to go.. They are the most stable and compatible memory manufacturers.. I've a gigabyte EP45-UD3R motherboard with 4GB of Corsair Cas4 DHX XMS2 800 MHz RAM and it runs perfectly..
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June 8, 2010 10:06:36 AM

I would be concerned about using ram which is suppose to run @ 1.8v but needs 2.3v to meet stability of 1066mhz and then dream about overclocking it.
But that's just me.
Kingston makes good DDR3 ram per multiple reviews, the reviews are not as positive with DDR2 though.
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June 8, 2010 1:08:51 PM

Well at 4.0Ghz on my E8400 my memory will only be running at 900Mhz. So I don't need to puch it past its rating, but I didnt feel like pushing 800Mhz memory over 100.

Any word on the quality of "OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) " ??
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June 8, 2010 2:15:46 PM

Triton05 said:
Well at 4.0Ghz on my E8400 my memory will only be running at 900Mhz. So I don't need to puch it past its rating, but I didnt feel like pushing 800Mhz memory over 100.

Any word on the quality of "OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) " ??
I'd go with the G.Skill as it will work well at 900MHz and it requires less voltage than the OCZ kit. As roonj, I don't like using modules that require a lot more than 1.8V to run at overclocked speeds (1066MHz always is overclocked 800MHz RAM).
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June 8, 2010 2:28:24 PM

Hi.

Don't waste ur money, the difference between 800MHZ and 1066MHz is less that 1% and the 2.0 or 2.1V is a problem for some mobos additional many mobos only support that speed when u have an specific socket.
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June 8, 2010 2:37:54 PM

Ive never used Gskill. Are they a solid brand?

Do they seem to work wellw ith Gigabyte boards?
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June 8, 2010 3:10:48 PM

Going with ( http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=57 ) even states that it works with my board on their page!

Just hope my mobo is revision F9! Ill have it Friday.

Thanks again everyone for your assistance. Much appreciated!

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