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  1. #101

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    Ty. Why exactly did you move to the EP45-DS3L from the x38? The P45 has ICHR10, but what else is the difference? Im put off buying one as its limited when using crossfire to two 8x PCIE Gpu slots
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    Default Re: EX38-DQ6 8GB G Skil PQ Ram

    Simply for testing purposes, the X38 is my "benchmark board" and has never been in my gaming PC. I had a P35 DQ6 in my gaming PC and moved in the P45 DS3L for testing and it's been in there for a while now but I'm moving on to the UD3P now.
    The 8x/8x doesn't really matter, because if I wanted two GPUs I would rather sell my single GPU card and get a dual GPU card then run normal CF. Same performance and less powerdraw and less hassle.
    And dual X2 cards is not really necessary (nor is any kind of CF for me anyway since I only play WoW; I'm fine in any raid encounter with my old 3870).
    Last edited by Nickel020; 02-23-2009 at 12:54 AM.


  3. #103

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    Well, definatley can confirm that this has fixed the issue FINALLY!!

    Now what I need is to find a memory kit that I know will work in the board.

    Preferably I want an 8GB Kit, but I realise to run this at 1000mhz may be a challenge. Maybe I can buy a 800mhz Kit that runs at 4,4,4,12 instead with 8GB? Is this possible?

    If however you guys think the issue relates to an incompatibility to four dimms being inserted in my board, or memory modules of 2GB being in each slot, i may sacrifice and go for just 4GB or memory.

    Since GB QVL only has 1GB modules listed that dont seem to of been tested in all four slots, what memory can I go for?

    Ive checked several manufactures websites and none of them offer 8GB kits to work with my board. Corsair even mention that you will need to reduce the memory speed for 8gb to work.

    Crucial and OCZ have 8GB kits, but they are DDR 800 CL7 (Crucial) and DDR 800 CL5 (OCZ) and are not listed to work with my motherboard (namely the P45).

    What I dont want to find is that I have problems purchasing a new 4gb kit x2, or even x1 again as then it may just be my motherbaord that cant cope with these modules inserted.

    Idealy I want a matched kit as well for 8GB as its important to me that modules have been tested together without a problem....

    EDIT

    Would just like to thank you LSDmeasap and Nickel020 for the help so far, the support here is brilliant and for a fact encourages potential customers to buy from gigabyte due to the comparison of support compared to close counterparts...(cough @sus)
    Last edited by Dodgexander; 02-24-2009 at 12:13 AM.
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
    CPU: E8400 C0
    Memory: Team Xtreem Dark PC2 8500 DDR2 1066MHz CL5 (2*2GB)
    GPU: XFX GTX280
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  4. #104

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    Will I be able to use this memory with just 2x2GB? OCZ Technology | Products | Memory | OCZ DDR2 PC2-9600 Flex EX 4GB Series
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
    CPU: E8400 C0
    Memory: Team Xtreem Dark PC2 8500 DDR2 1066MHz CL5 (2*2GB)
    GPU: XFX GTX280
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    Default Re: EX38-DQ6 8GB G Skil PQ Ram

    I would be looking at 6400 Ram for stability if you plan to get 8GB again. Buying that speed would be ok if you had cash to burn and expected to underclock it.

    Thanks for the kind words, and good luck in deciding what to buy. One thing you could do is buy a 2x2GB kit, and then if it runs fine quickly grab another of the same. They will work together just fine as long as you get them from the same place within a short time

  6. #106

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    I Think im gna stick with 4Ggbs if i can run this RAM at 1200mhz speeds. What do you think?

    Otherwise I think il go for CL4 6400 8GB Ram.
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
    CPU: E8400 C0
    Memory: Team Xtreem Dark PC2 8500 DDR2 1066MHz CL5 (2*2GB)
    GPU: XFX GTX280
    Sound: Xonar HDAV Deluxe
    HDD's: WD VelociRaptor, WD Blue AAKS, WD Blue 2500BB
    PSU: Corsair HX620
    Case: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Achilles S1284C
    Fans: Intake & Extract Top: Sharkoon 140MM 5v mod, Intake Bottom Opposite HDD's: Scythe 120mm Low RPM Drive Bay
    HDD's In 5.25 bay held in 2x Nexus DoubleTwins
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    Default Re: EX38-DQ6 8GB G Skil PQ Ram

    It seems to me like you don't know at all what RAm you need and how much. What are you using the PC for?
    If the main use is WoW then you won't notice any difference between 2x2GB at DDR2 900, 1000 or even 1200. You notice differences in synthetic benchmarks, but unless benchmarking itself is the point why you want fast RAM then you don't need it.
    Also, you don't need 8GB for any game except maybe GTA4, but you should invest in another video card and a quad core first if you want more performance in GTA4...


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    Default Re: EX38-DQ6 8GB G Skil PQ Ram

    If you decided to stick with 4GB and want 1200Mhz, 4x1 would likely be the easier way unless you have 2x2 that runs it now stable for you. Althogh 2x2 is easier on the board, 4x1 would be easier to clock that high

  9. #109

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    LSDmeasap, but what about the other thread where the guy couldnt get all 4 dimms to run at 1200mhz? wouldnt 2x2gb be easier than 4x1gb?

    I dont really need 8gb no....
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R
    CPU: E8400 C0
    Memory: Team Xtreem Dark PC2 8500 DDR2 1066MHz CL5 (2*2GB)
    GPU: XFX GTX280
    Sound: Xonar HDAV Deluxe
    HDD's: WD VelociRaptor, WD Blue AAKS, WD Blue 2500BB
    PSU: Corsair HX620
    Case: Sharkoon Rebel12 Value
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Achilles S1284C
    Fans: Intake & Extract Top: Sharkoon 140MM 5v mod, Intake Bottom Opposite HDD's: Scythe 120mm Low RPM Drive Bay
    HDD's In 5.25 bay held in 2x Nexus DoubleTwins
    Disc Drives: Blu Ray/HDDVD LG GGCH20L, Pioneer DVR-216DBK
    Monitor: Samsung LE40M86B
    Receiver: Harman Kardon AVR255
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    Default Re: EX38-DQ6 8GB G Skil PQ Ram

    The problem with 2x2GB is that it uses completely different chips than those used on the high frequency 1GB DIMMs. These chips just don't clock as well, which you can easily see since pretty much only OCZ offers 1200 MHz 2x2GB kits and those are hard to get.
    G.Skill actually also offer some but those cost almost as much as a GTX 280 video card...

    I'm working on a few benchmarks to show that there's little difference between running the RAM at 1:1 at slower timings and using faster RAM speeds (e.g. DDR2 1000 at 4-4-4-12 or DDR2 1200 at 5-5-5-12). Maybe I can post them tomorrow, but it's probably gonna be sometime on the weekend. Right now I'm trying to get 1350 MHz semi-stable

    PS: The1350MHz is with 2x1GB of course.


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