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Windows 7: Asrock RAM Issues

17 May 2014   #21
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I built a low cost system for someone using an AsRock Z77M motherboard. I purchased some G.Skill Ram that was "Z77" compatible (2x4GB) and the supplier was adamant it should be fine yet the 2nd stick was not recognized. Luckily the supplier was local and convinced himself it wasn't compatible with the ASRock Z77M and replaced the Ram. When I used a 8G Kit 1600 G.Skill ARES as recommended by ASRock everything was fine.
My recommendation: If buying mail order buy Ram tested for your motherboard.


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17 May 2014   #22
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It might be the ram then like I thought.

Someone offering me to swap the boards since the on board audio is blown anyway for A 2011 msi x gaming board. What is the difference between ddr2 and ddr3? Will that effect gaming I mean with a geforce card.
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17 May 2014   #23
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

DDR2 is an older technology and slower, but this article explains it better than I could.
DDR2 vs DDR3 - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

Remember too if the RAM is called SODIMM it's for a laptop or ITX board. Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module.
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17 May 2014   #24
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Still should do the job and at least I know this board won't stuff up anytime soon

Thanks all!
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17 May 2014   #25
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The board is just DDR including to cpu-z :/

Will that effect gaming performance?

If I had a nvidia geforce 650TI?
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