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RAM for AMD board? (GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3)

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July 31, 2010 10:51:07 PM

Hey,

I'd love a recommendation on a RAM kit for the GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3.

My only requirements are:

-It has to be one 2x2GB kit.
-1.5V (or close enough) max.
-Gamer-appropriate stock timings.
-For the love of god, if you're going to recommend G.SKILL, it needs to be fully compatible, out of the freaking box, at manufacturer's settings, with an AM3 board. I don't want to have to research for two days, trying to figure out a waterfall of random BSODs, just to be told by G.SKILL to lower the timings below what's on the freakin' package. [/rant]

Thanks!
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July 31, 2010 11:03:11 PM

What Gskill kit did you have a problem with in the past?

Something like the Gskill Eco kit runs at 1.35V normally so it wont have any stability issues at 1.5V, its a pretty good deal on a 1600MHz CL7 kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I built my system before the Ecos arrived, and i use this Gskill kit. It worked fine with my board right out of the box.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 2, 2010 4:29:17 AM

I use the ECO.

It was a nightmare to set up properly on my board in regards to timings. I finally got them stable through two single-channel at 8-8-8-24-1333. Their own packaging says 7-8-7-24-1600 in dual-channel.

G.SKILL basically points its finger at AMD's memory controller -- which, while probably true, makes for a four-day nightmare of drowning in BSODs until, after hours and hours of research, you learn G.SKILL's cover-their-ass line about "optimized for Intel" really means "we have no f-ing clue what you're going to have to do to make this work on an AM3."

I don't need new RAM anymore, but I would NEVER recommend the G.SKILL ECO to anyone with an AMD -- especially Gigabyte -- board.
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