Gigabyte X58A_UD7 memory support

Is DDR3-2400 supported by the X58A-UD7 rev 2.0?

According to the bios, a memory multiplier of x18 is available. So that should give a memory freq of 2400 (133.3 Mhz x 18 = 2400 Mhz).

If yes, can i run 6 GB ram of such frequency in tri-channel config ?


System Specs:
GA-X58A-UD7 rev 2.0 (bios FD14)
Intel Core i7 980x (3.46 Ghz)
Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 (1 GB)
Corsair XMS3 1600 6 GB (2GB x 3)
Corsair Force 3 (60 GB)
2x Corsair Nova Series 2 (30 GB) in RAID 0
2x Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
Coolermaster Silent Pro M1000 (1000W)
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  1. Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules Revision 2.0

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3527#sp
  2. But what about my doubt regarding the multiplier (x18) in the bios?
  3. 6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory(Note 1)
    Dual/3 channel memory architecture
    Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
    Support for non-ECC memory modules
    Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules

    If your ram is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145222 then it is not suited to your motherboard.

    The ram you need is F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ (2Gx3)
    http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=110

    Whatever you doubt about the multiplier is that your ram is the incorrect version to what is required. Don't overclock the ram, regardless.

    I don't understand the need for those SSD, they are very low in volume and would not be suitable for the Operating System as you would need to maintain 25% free space for proficiency.

    The 1000 Watt PSU is way too much for what you have here, 700 watts would have been more than enough considering that you don't even have crossfire GPU's. Although a PSU only uses what is required, there is a brief moment during boot up where it uses the maximum power output to ascertain the power requirements of the system so you need to be aware that the total output will impact on the powerboard that you are using if not the mains power outlet, don't have other high power electronics on the same powerboard.
  4. Thanks for your advice..

    Firstly my ram is http://www.corsair.com/en/memory-by-product-family/xms-classic/cmx6gx3m3a1600c9.html
    Its in XMP mode with 1.65 volts..i can overclock it to a max 1800 Mhz with base clock of 150 Mhz from the stock 133.33...keeping stock x12 multiplier...

    Secondly, I would like to ask which GPU will be a worthy upgrade from my 5870..pls advice..??

    Thirdly, what is the fastest ram can i install for my motherboard (X58A-UD7) ??
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