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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    It's the model linked to in post #26 above:

    G.SKILL DDR2 PC2 8500 4GB kit
    F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK

    This is actually the only 4GB DDR2-1066 kit that G.SKILL sells (or at least has product information available for on their website).

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Not crucial!

    Mushkin ya, And that comment was a General "Maybe this is why" thing, 8GB of Gskil comment was made by G.Skill themselves

    I think with proper settings 8GB of G.Skill would run 1066 for sure and I think I have helped users to do so. But maybe not with these particular sticks since you are having such a issue here with these

    But they do also sell many Models, and some are more cheap then others. Which model do you have anyway? Does it end in a K?
    You say that, but Modules from G.Skill, OCZ, Corsair, MUSHkin , Geil and loads more MAY use Micron Chips on some of their PCB's. As you are no doubt aware Crucial is the Customer facing division of Micron.
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    I noticed G.SKILL does have an 8GB DDR2-1100 kit on Newegg, but nobody seems to have actually gotten the memory to run at 1100 based on the customer reviews!!

    Newegg.com - G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1100 (PC2 8800) Quad Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    Quote Originally Posted by eblau View Post
    I noticed G.SKILL does have an 8GB DDR2-1100 kit on Newegg, but nobody seems to have actually gotten the memory to run at 1100 based on the customer reviews!!

    Newegg.com - G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1100 (PC2 8800) Quad Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
    If 8GB is a must for you, I would consider trying another make. OCZ and Corsair are priced aggressively, but at least have support forums and a large if not huge customer base.
    GA-P35C-DS3R Rev2.0 F11 bios, E8200 (@3.0Ghz), OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Reaper 4GB (@1200Mhz), Xonar D1, 8800GTS 512, Corsair HX520 (Single 12volt line, Max 40A), WDC 3200aaks/5000aaks in AHCI mode, Vista 64 Premium.

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    Well that is one of their best kits, so it should run rated speeds! I'd RMA it for sure. I have seen many kits that would test out at 800 in memtest but would fail at rated stock speeds of 1066, replacement sets tested fine. So you could have just gotten some buggy sticks

    Is your NB too hot to touch with your finger at the highest speed you can get while running Memtest86+ for more then 10 seconds? If so it is likely part of the issue, and you should add a fan on it, or buy a better cooler for it

    @VorLonUK

    Ya, I know who micron is and who uses what to make their modules. Older Mushkins use Micron D9's, only very few of the models left do now and those that do are old stock. And NONE of their 2x2 is micron, most Powerchips. None of the new 2x1 is Micron D9, there is a few Micron ones being produced still, but most all new mushkin stock is Powerchips IC's

    IC chips are not all that is in a ram though either, how it is programmed and the PCB itself has alot to do with stability and compatibility, how it is made and how it was compressed and sealed.


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    RMA those I would, and get some Mushkins and the headache will be over. Hate to sound like a fanboy but seems you are having issues with the only other brand I prefer to mention. Geil is good, but 8GB will run ya at 1066

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    No, I'm going to live with the 4GB I've had stable at 1066 for 6 months. I don't want to have to throw away the money that I spent on that 4GB or deal with the hassle of trying to sell it. 4GB should be enough...

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    Yeah, the 8GB G.SKILL works find at 800. I'm just going to return the 4GB I just bought from Newegg to get my money back. I don't want to fool around with an exchange from Newegg or G.SKILL since I only have 30 days to get my money back.

    I'll keep running 4GB at 1066 and if I need to upgrade to 8GB in the future I'll probably go with all 8GB from Mushkin. I've heard lots of other tech site rave about Mushkin, so I'll give them a try next time.

    The sticks definitely get hot during operation, but they are still comfortable to touch. I have a very good case... A CoolerMaster full tower with 5 120mm fans, so I doubt heat is too much of an issue. :)

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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    IC chips are not all that is in a ram though either, how it is programmed and the PCB itself has alot to do with stability and compatibility, how it is made and how it was compressed and sealed.
    True, but with PCB manufacturer being so good these days (and I've seen plenty of it over the years whilst being a bench service engineer hifi/video/tv), that leaves the quality and specification of the FBGA chips being the most prevelant factor.
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    Default Re: GA-EP35-DS3R cannot run stable w/ G.SKILL 8GB @ 1066

    + 10 Char
    Last edited by Lsdmeasap; 12-01-2008 at 02:24 PM.

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