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!!!Mushkin!!! random questions about memory

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January 20, 2012 10:51:00 PM

i have been reaserching about memory and was wondering if some memorys arent compatible with some motherbaords?

and i am pretty shaw these are compatible?, you opinions would be great!

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

and this motherboard

ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard


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a c 132 } Memory
January 20, 2012 11:06:00 PM

Memory chips are almost universally compatible with all motherboards within their own specifications. What may be incompatible is certain memory/chipset combinations which are outside the specifications. For example, if a motherboard is only specified to support 2 DIMMs of 1600Mhz RAM or 4 DIMMs of 1333Mhz RAM it stands to reason that 4 DIMMs of 1600Mhz ram might not be fully supported. However, certain combinations may run just fine.

Considering that there are only a handful of actual SDRAM chip manufacturers (Samgsun, Hynix, and Micron own most of the SDRAM market but Toshiba and a few others have a share as well), most distributors vary only in packaging as they usually use the same chips.

I have never actually heard of any chipset/memory combination failing to work when both are within specification, although I have seen them fail when outside of specification (example, running 4 Patriot DDR2 DIMMs at PC-8500 on a P45 chipset. It would work fine at 4@6400 or 2@8500 but not 4@8500).

Mushkin is a great manufacturer and I highly recommend them.
January 29, 2012 8:14:58 AM

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a c 146 } Memory
January 29, 2012 8:39:41 AM

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