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    RAM and motherboard compatibility

    I've been reading the forums finding out as much as I can about the DS3/4 motherboards and have heard about the potential memory incompatibility. Can someone tell me whether this will affect the G. Skill NR PC2-6400 RAM? The latency is 5-5-5-12 I believe and it says CL5. Will the motherboard try and run this at CL4 latency or will I be alright?

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    • Hidden Hippo's system
      • Motherboard:
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      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Ballistix 1600MHz
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    Anybody? I've heard that there is an issue with the RAM, but wondered whether anyone could confirm this.

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    What do the motherboard manufacturers say?

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    Well, they claim that the board can support DDR2 800 RAM, but there have been problems with people using that speed when the PC won't boot.

    Edit: Here is a link to the RAM support list. I don't see the RAM there, so can someone tell me whether this Corsair XMS2 RAM will work. I don't really understand all the column headers on that table.

    Edit2: Also, what would be better, the Corsair RAM above at 800MHz but with 5-5-5-12 timings, or the first RAM in this list, which only runs at 667MHz, but has 4-4-4-12 timings? Both are on the compatible list (I checked this time) and both from reputable manufacturers.
    Last edited by Hidden Hippo; 02-08-2006 at 06:58 PM.

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    I mean what do they say about that specific ram? If they say it works fine, and it turns out that it doesn't, then you've got a clear case for RMA.

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    contact g.skill on xtreme, i think the blokes name is g.skilltechnician, ive seen him offering to swap any non compatible sticks, for different models...might be an american thing, i dunno.
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