Mobo and Memmory compatability

mobo: GA-990FXA-UD5

memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
Will my old memory listed above work on this board for sure? I cannot find an HCL for gigabyte.

I plan on updating soon any way but
Thanks!
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  1. Well i found the HCL but it is not listed, some very similar ones ar though:
    F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO DS v v
    F3-12800CL9D-4GBXL DS v v
    F3-12800CL8D-8GBECO DS v v
    F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL DS v v
    F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH DS
    Mine is:
    F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM


    Should still work right? Maybe just not in dual channel?
  2. HCL {Hardware Compatibility List} is probably confusing the heck out of people, Gigabyte uses QVL {Qualified Vendor List} and in memory aka Memory Support List.

    Just because your F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM isn't listed doesn't mean it won't work. The QVL lists 1.65v kits. The MOST important support is that of your CPU. AMD Phenom II X4 is fine for DDR3 1333 MHz~DDR3 1600 MHz, and AMD Phenom II X6 DDR3 1333 MHz~DDR3 2000 MHz and same for the AM3+ Bulldozer CPU. Yes, I saw "(Note 2) To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AMD AM3+ CPU first." doesn't mean I agree with the 6-core omission.

    If the goal is to 'replace only' your current RAM then sure the QVL: F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL or F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH are fine, but so are F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM or F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH. Further, if the real goal is 16GB then IMO get a fully Matched 4x4GB Set F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL or F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXM.
  3. Thank you jaq,

    the actual goal here is to replace my mobo though, I have a Phenom II 955 black for a cpu (am3), I do plan on upgrading the ram and cpu in the future, ( i figure ill wait for the Bulldozer to come out) but for right now I was just gonna get a mobo and SSD. Just wanted to make sure I would actually have a bootable system with this configuration.

    Thanks again!
  4. jaquith said:
    HCL {Hardware Compatibility List} is probably confusing the heck out of people, Gigabyte uses QVL {Qualified Vendor List} and in memory aka Memory Support List.

    Just because your F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM isn't listed doesn't mean it won't work. The QVL lists 1.65v kits. The MOST important support is that of your CPU. AMD Phenom II X4 is fine for DDR3 1333 MHz~DDR3 1600 MHz, and AMD Phenom II X6 DDR3 1333 MHz~DDR3 2000 MHz and same for the AM3+ Bulldozer CPU. Yes, I saw "(Note 2) To support a DDR3 1866 MHz (and above) memory, you must install an AMD AM3+ CPU first." doesn't mean I agree with the 6-core omission.

    If the goal is to 'replace only' your current RAM then sure the QVL: F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL or F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH are fine, but so are F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM or F3-12800CL7D-8GBXH. Further, if the real goal is 16GB then IMO get a fully Matched 4x4GB Set F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL or F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXM.



    Hi Jaq,

    Please, i would appreciate if you could advise me on the compatibility of the following RAM's for the best performance. Im planning to use the new build primarily for gaming, then video editing and graphics, HD movies etc ..

    Which RAM's will work best for me?. Video will be on non-SLI/single mode at present but planning to..no SSD but 7200RPM HDD's.

    Intel - i5 2500K
    GIGABYTE Z68X-UD7-B3 Intel Z68 Motherboard
    EVGA 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti SuperClocked


    Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 Vengeance 8GB PC15000 DDR3 RAM - 1866MHz, 2x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered 9-9-9-24 - $ 79.99
    Corsair CMP8GX3M2A1600C9 Dominator Dual Channel 8192MB PC12800 DDR3 Memory - 1600MHz, 2x4096MB, 9-9-9-24 - $ 99.99
    Corsair CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 Vengeance 16GB PC12800 DDR3 RAM - 1600MHz, 4x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered - $ 99.99

    Many thanks
    CA
  5. @mchandim - the OP has an AMD so this pertains to a Sandy Bridge.
    First, the Z68X-UD7-B3 is a 3-WAY MOBO and the GTX 560's are limited to 2-WAY; meaning the NF200 adds unnecessary latency i.e. slightly slower frame rates. IMO either get the GA-Z68XP-UD5 <or> GTX 570/580 GPU {the EVGA '-AR' have 'Limited Lifetime Warranties'} and those can 3-WAY. Both the UD5/UD7 have good and low vCore w/SB OC. *I get Intel HD Graphics 3000* MPEG-2/4, but that's only part of the overall rendering and rendering options. Many people prefer the CPU rendering for highest quality; don't confuse benchmarks with quality output.

    Adobe Premiere acceleration - http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/tech-specs.html
    Gaming + Rendering {start here} - http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-best-memory-for-sandy-bridge/3

    Ideally for Cost AND Performance PLUS Stability:
    CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
    F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXM

    Rendering is best with more GB's of RAM, and the Matched Sets of 4x4GB are the best for all stated above. A dedicated scratch SSD, non-SRT i.e. NO SSD Caching, will perform much better and aide in overall speed, but SRT will do nothing to accelerate 'new' non-cached data.
  6. Thank you Jaq for insightful opinions..

    Just not clear here a bit, please help.

    IF i go with UD7, and have no plans to go with 2/3 way right now and to stick with one VGA card, would this configuration provide the best performance for gaming and video/graphics editing space ? I guess i still have to go with 570 if i plan to go 3 way one day. but, will 560ti work on this mobo ? how about radeon 6950 on this configuraation ? can i play all games in its 'max' settings without any lagging or fliker ? please remember this would be mainly for gaming..but no plans to got with 3/2 way right now but in future..

    i love the look n feel of this mobo too and think its future proof and reasonably priced when compared to asus extreeme mobo.

    will you give me a reasonably priced non-SRT product ?

    Thanks again for your valued time and advise..

    best regards
    mchandima
  7. Every MOBO has it's 'Ideal Use', for the UD7 it's 2-WAY x16/x16 or 3-WAY SLI/CF with ultra-high-end GPUs in mind. The UD7 {GA-Z68X-UD7-B3 or GA-P67A-UD7-B3} offers incredible 24-Phase power that yields excellent low vCore voltages. Whereas the UD5 in particular GA-Z68XP-UD5 has 20 Phase power and NATIVE x16, x8/x18 PCIe. On single GPU x16 Native 100% beats NF200 x16; the NF200 real purpose is 3-WAY and the x16/x16 + NF200 vs x8/x8 + Native even on GTX 580 is a toss-up. The P67/Z68 Native cannot 3-WAY; there's only 16 PCIe 2.0 lanes to the SB CPU. However, the new SB-E/LGA 2011 has 32 PCIe 3.0 lanes NATIVE to the CPU {quadruple bandwidth}.

    IMO the GA-Z68XP-UD5 + GTX 570 or ~+$20 is a NO BRAINER!!!!

    Can you play all games on a GTX 560 at max settings with good >45FPS = NO! Even the GTX 570 struggles on some games at high settings. ANY PCIe 2.x GPU will 'work' on ANY PCIe 2.x and most PCIe 1.x MOBOs.

    There's NO FUTURE PROOF ANYTHING. In a matter of weeks (8~10 apx} the LGA 2011/SB-E will run circles around the current LGA 1155 {CONSUMER GRADE} and Sandy Bridge CPU by a factor of 45%+. The LGA 1156/1155 intention is/was to be consumer whereas LGA 1366/2011 is extreme/high-end, and the cost differences are modest.

    Regarding SRT, simply don't use an SSD as a Cache for the HDD. It's better by 200%~400% to use a fast dedicated SSD with at least 120GB for {OS, Apps and Working Data} plus a HDD(s) for {Data Storage and Archiving}.

    Here's what 'I' would build; note prices vary daily:

    Z68 Build: Hyper-threading, Fast SSD, RAID 1 HDD, GTX 570 for Adobe, 16GB RAM, etc.
    Type Price Description Link
    CPU 315 Intel Core i7-2600K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    MOBO 200 ASUS P8Z68-V PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730
    GPU 330 EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
    RAM 105 CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226184
    SSD 200 OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227706
    HDD 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    HDD 60 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    PSU 166 CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    CASE 88 CM RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II Advanced http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216
    OS 140 Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992
    ODD 22 ASUS 24X DVDR - Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    HSF 58 Thermaltake Frio http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
    Total 1744

    Options:
    PSU 216 CORSAIR Pro Series HX1050 (2-WAY GTX 570) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034
    HSF 126 CORSAIR H100 Liquid CPU Cooler (4.6GHz +/new fans) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017
    MOBO 279 Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5 (2-WAY) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128513
    MOBO 269 ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION (3-WAY+PhysX) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131714
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