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Windows 7: Questions regarding GIGABYTE mobo and RAM add.

06 Sep 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
Questions regarding GIGABYTE mobo and RAM add.

Hello guys!
It's been a while since I been here because of school. Great being here again.

Alright, so it's not a problem i'm having.
I find my currently RAM very slow in games and such, so I i'm reding my brothers RAM, and installed them, and all the games went quite smooth.

I'm having the P5Q Pro Motherboard which doesn't support DDR3, but DDR2. As you probably know, DDR2 is REALLY expensive because it's outdated (Really, you won't believe the prices), so it's actually cheaper to buy a new Motherboard, and then get the DDR3.

So i've been looking at this motherboard (GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-P41T-D3P (rev. 1.3)), it looks quite nice, and it has my Intel Quad Q9550 supported, and supporting DDR3. But my brother is unsure that it will run the newest technology of DDR3 like these (Vengeance - 2 x 4 GB sticks DDR3).

So will they run on the Gigabyte motherboard, and how is the Gigabyte motherboard, or just the label Gigabyte after all? Can I trust them? How are there products? Or most importantly, can I run Corsair 2 x 4 GB DDR3 Vengeance RAM.

Thanks!
FredeGail


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06 Sep 2011   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

On the same page you linked to regarding the new Gigabyte mobo there is a link to supported memory...

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...a-p41t-d3p.pdf

This particular Corsair Vengeance stick doesnt appear on the list, but things change rapidly in the RAM game! Since you are "on the fence" regarding moving to a Gigabyte mobo, I'd use this question as a test for their support people. I'd contact them and see what they have to say about it... Here is a link for GB support for Denmark: http://ggts.gigabyte.com/tech.asp?Cl...&SourceWeb=B2C

I was an avid ASUS fan forever... I ONLY used Asus for my personal and business builds. I am a Microsoft OEM System Builder. I had read nothing but good things about Gigabyte and decided to try a Gigabyte on my last personal build 3 years ago... very overclocking friendly and great support! I havent looked back at all!
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07 Sep 2011   #3
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
On the same page you linked to regarding the new Gigabyte mobo there is a link to supported memory...

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList...a-p41t-d3p.pdf

This particular Corsair Vengeance stick doesnt appear on the list, but things change rapidly in the RAM game! Since you are "on the fence" regarding moving to a Gigabyte mobo, I'd use this question as a test for their support people. I'd contact them and see what they have to say about it... Here is a link for GB support for Denmark: GIGABYTE GTS

I was an avid ASUS fan forever... I ONLY used Asus for my personal and business builds. I am a Microsoft OEM System Builder. I had read nothing but good things about Gigabyte and decided to try a Gigabyte on my last personal build 3 years ago... very overclocking friendly and great support! I havent looked back at all!
Thanks a lot for all the great support! Sometimes RAM doesn't appear in Memory Support List, but I'll contact them. Thanks again!

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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07 Sep 2011   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I just put three 4GB sticks of triple-channel Vengeance RAM in my Gigabyte EX58-UD3R board and it worked great. I ran memtest86 all night to be sure about it.

I know we're talking about different platforms, different chipsets and different sockets, but I would guess that you'll be just fine with it.
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07 Sep 2011   #5
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I just put three 4GB sticks of triple-channel Vengeance RAM in my Gigabyte EX58-UD3R board and it worked great. I ran memtest86 all night to be sure about it.

I know we're talking about different platforms, different chipsets and different sockets, but I would guess that you'll be just fine with it.
This is what I've got in a reply:
Quote:
Hi Fredrik,

The GA-P41T-D3P rev. 1.3 supports DDR3 memory 800 and 1066 mhz, up to maximum 4Gb installed memory. So 2x 4Gb memory will not work. Please have a look at the memory support list for this motherboard to pick correct memory.

http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList...a-p41t-d3p.pdf

Tip: Kingston got this inexpensive memory KIT that will work: KVR1066D3N7K2/4G

Best regards
GIGABYTE-team Scandinavia
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07 Sep 2011   #6
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

So, do you know a Gigabyte Motherboard, that'd support socket 775, and run Corsair's 2x4 latest technology?

Best Regards,
and Thanks,
FredeGail
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07 Sep 2011   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

For the record, if you keep the processor and put that on the new motherboard with DDR3 memory, you aren't likely to see any difference....any noticeable difference, that is. There is no way to "find your memory being slow" in games. If games run slow, then you need to look into the processor (not the issue), video card, or the amount of system memory...not the type. According to your specs, the likely issue is your video card. You have plenty of memory, and your processor is powerful as well. I ran the same processor before my Sandy Bridge upgrade.
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07 Sep 2011   #8
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
For the record, if you keep the processor and put that on the new motherboard with DDR3 memory, you aren't likely to see any difference....any noticeable difference, that is. There is no way to "find your memory being slow" in games. If games run slow, then you need to look into the processor (not the issue), video card, or the amount of system memory...not the type. According to your specs, the likely issue is your video card. You have plenty of memory, and your processor is powerful as well. I ran the same processor before my Sandy Bridge upgrade.
Sorry for not having a up-to-date spec list. I'm currently running GTX 280, it made a slight difference with my Kingston RAM inside. But still noticeable lag. I borrowed my brothers sticks afterwards, and it removed the lag. Therefor, obviously the RAM in my aspect.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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07 Sep 2011   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The differences in speeds and performance between DDR2 and DDR3 are not noticeable. In fact, DDR3 has a higher latency spec than DDR2.
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07 Sep 2011   #10
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
The differences in speeds and performance between DDR2 and DDR3 are not noticeable. In fact, DDR3 has a higher latency spec than DDR2.
It's not that I want better performance, well it is but. It's just that DDR2 is expensive, really expensive. DDR3 is super cheap.

DDR2 is outdated, and just expensive. So I find it better to get a new motherboard, and then just get what I wanted.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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