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Windows 7: motherboard advise

19 Jun 2010   #1
Gilly

 
motherboard advise

hey guys ,
just seeking some advise on a new motherboard what ive been looking at .
Ive been looking for an amd2+ one
to go along with a
phenom2 965 125 watt
and
Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Kit CL5 1.8v

and this is the board ive been looking at
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/DFI-L...-SATA-RAID-ATX

it seem like a good deal
what you guys think


im going with this am2+ so i can crossfire another 5770 for the same price as going am3

edit.. just looking at the support list for the ram and it isnt listed
http://lp.lanparty.com.tw/portal/CM/...rmal&mode=view
will it work the board?
cpu is compatible with latest bios


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19 Jun 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Neither of your links are working.
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19 Jun 2010   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

try this one stormy Scan.co.uk: DFI LANPARTY UT 790FX-M2R, AMD 790FX, S AM2+, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 667/800, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX the other link works ok { not 100% this is the right mobo}
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19 Jun 2010   #4
Gilly

 

yes thats the one
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links fixed
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19 Jun 2010   #5
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

The Technical Specs for the 1st mobo show it works with ddr2 running at 667 and 800 so it is more than likely your Corsair will work on that mobo.
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19 Jun 2010   #6
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
The Technical Specs for the 1st mobo show it works with ddr2 running at 667 and 800 so it is more than likely your Corsair will work on that mobo.
yes thats what i thought but was wondering if anyone could guarantee it will work with it
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19 Jun 2010   #7
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Gilly this is a quote from another thread , this little quote was made in a post by stormy13

Quote:
* Do not populate both DIMM sockets of the same channel (e.g. DDR and DDR2), or populate 4 DIMM sockets with double-sided memory modules to prevent system's failure to start or incorrect detection of memory modules. Please refer to the user manual for the memory configurations table.

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19 Jun 2010   #8
Gilly

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Gilly this is a quote from another thread , this little quote was made in a post by stormy13

Quote:
* Do not populate both DIMM sockets of the same channel (e.g. DDR and DDR2), or populate 4 DIMM sockets with double-sided memory modules to prevent system's failure to start or incorrect detection of memory modules. Please refer to the user manual for the memory configurations table.
whens that from post from?
couldnt a bios update fix something like this
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19 Jun 2010   #9
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

gilly ,this was the thread How can I tell if my RAM is single or double sided? a bios update will not fix this
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19 Jun 2010   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You missed where I said that warning was more of a CYA kind of statement than anything. Another thing from that thread is that most of the ram on the QVL for that motherboard is double sided (and shown to be OK in 2 or 4 slots).

Those memory QVL lists are good as a base guideline only, there are just too many different makes and models of ram for them to test them all. They can also at times be looked at as a marketing gimmick from the memory manufacturers, as I'll bet if you really looked into the tested ram most of it is from the memory manufacturers higher priced models.

For the most part unless the ram runs at a voltage that isn't supported by the motherboard (either higher or lower than the boards maximum and minimum), then pretty much anything should work.
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