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Does the Asus - P5G41T-M LX Actually Support DDR3 1333?

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September 20, 2011 2:08:22 PM

Hi, I want to order an Asus - P5G41T-M LX Motherboard and some RAM. The manufacturers specs are
listed below.

My question is basically, If I also buy 2x 4GB DDR3 1333 memory modules for this board will they work
OK? It says it supports DDR3 1333(O.C.). Does that mean it supports DDR3 1333? Or does it mean it
supports DDR3 1066 O.C'D to 1333. Please help me understand, so I don't purchase the wrong product.

Thanks.

Specifications
CPU Intel® Socket 775 Core™2 Quad/Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium® dual-core/Celeron® dual-core /Celeron® Processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Support Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU
*Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset Intel® G41 /ICH7
Front Side Bus 1333/1066/800 MHz
Memory 2 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 8 GB, DDR3 1333(O.C.)/1066/800 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
** Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
*** When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended.
Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe x16
1 x PCIe x1
2 x PCI
VGA Integrated Intel GMA X4500 graphics
Maximum shared memory of 1G
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 (@75Hz)
Supports Microsoft® DirectX® 10
Storage Southbridge
1 xUltraDMA 100/66/33
4 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports
LAN PCIe Gb LAN
Audio ALC887 8-Channel AUDIO CODEC
*Choose the chassis with HD audio module in front panel to support 8-Channel audio output
Supports Jack-detect and Multi-Streaming teconologies
Supports S/PDIF out interface
USB 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS Anti-Surge
ASUS EPU-L
ASUS Express Gate
Turbo Key
AI NET2
Overclocking Features SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz to 800MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports 1 x D-Sub
1 x Parallel port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x LAN(RJ45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x COM port
3 x Audio jacks
Internal I/O Connectors 2 x USB connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x IDE connector
4 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x High Definition front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x System Panel
1 x Internal Speaker connector
24-pin EATX power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
BIOS 8 Mb Flash ROM , AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, ACPI2.0, SMBIOS 2.5
Accessories User's manual
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
2 x SATA cable(s)
I/O Shield
Support Disc Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Update
Form Factor uATX Form Factor
9.6 inch x 7.9 inch ( 24.4 cm x 20.1 cm )

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September 20, 2011 3:22:09 PM
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It will support 1066 memory OC'd to 1333.

You can buy 1333 modules and put them in there, but the MB by default will downclock them to 1066, which normally would not be a problem, except it will 'relax' your timings, which can be a noticeable detriment to your system.
September 20, 2011 3:55:28 PM

Well, 1333 modules are cheaper, so that's why I would rather buy them. Could you use 1333 modules and O.C them from the default 1066 back to 1333? If yes, how would you go about doing this?

Also, would there be a noticeable difference between a G31 Motherboard Running DDR2 800 and the G41 Running DDR3 1333 @ 1066?

Thanks.
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a c 120 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
September 20, 2011 4:05:27 PM

Yes, there would be a difference between the DDR2 and DDR3 boards.

Yeah, you can certainly OC the RAM to it's default. It may be something as simple as just choosing DDR3 1333MHz in the BIOS, or having to manually adjust the voltage and timings.
September 27, 2011 8:15:14 AM

yes it will support 1066 ddr3 ram.
October 1, 2011 12:03:59 AM

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