THG Puts 13 Bleeding-Edge Memory Modules, 14 Mobos To the Match-Up Test

Gigabyte GA-K8NSNXP - NVIDIA nForce3 250 Gb

The test result for Gigabyte's latest Socket 754 Board with the nForce3 250 Gb offers the same results as the board with the VIA K8T800, except with one difference. Instead of the Crucial modules, the DIMMs from Samsung are the only ones that work properly. Seven memory types did not work at all with 200 MHz or were defective, and in total five models only worked with incorrect SPD values.

Once again Gigabyte refers to the datasheet of Athlon64, which does not stipulate the component arrangement, which we applied. Again we must emphasize that customers are hardly likely to accept this if they have bought a board from a well-known manufacturer together with expensive memory modules.