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Thread: Just bought EP45-UD3P...Need suggestions for RAM purchase




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    Default Just bought EP45-UD3P...Need suggestions for RAM purchase

    Hey guys,

    I just bought this motherboard and wanted to purchase good ram works well with this board and won't give me too many problems. ( I have read that Motherboards can be selective with their RAM despite being compatible)

    I plan to purchase 4 gigs.

    As for the other specs:
    Graphics card is a GTX 260.

    I plan to get a Q9550 processor.
    And probably Corsair brand Power supply.

    Thank you for any suggestions.

    bigmit37

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    Default Re: Just bought EP45-UD3P...Need suggestions for RAM purchase

    I'm pretty much a n00b, but I've had really good luck with this ram from NewEgg (in sig):

    G.Skill 2x2GB PC2 8800 (F2-8800CL5D-4GBPI)

    It's kind of pricey, but overclocks very well.
    MBD: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P(r1.0). CPU: Intel E8400 (@4.0GHz)
    HSF: Xigmatek
    Dark Knight-S1283.. MEM: G.Skill 2x2GB PC2 8800 (F2-8800CL5D-4GBPI)
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling 750 Quad. HDD: Western Digital Caviar WD4000KS 400GB
    GPU: BFG GeForce GTX285 OCE...... MON: Acer X203Wbd 20" LCD
    ENC: Lian Li V COOL PC-V1200B.... O/S: Vista-64

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmit37 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I just bought this motherboard and wanted to purchase good ram works well with this board and won't give me too many problems. ( I have read that Motherboards can be selective with their RAM despite being compatible)

    I plan to purchase 4 gigs.

    As for the other specs:
    Graphics card is a GTX 260.

    I plan to get a Q9550 processor.
    And probably Corsair brand Power supply.

    Thank you for any suggestions.

    bigmit37
    go G.Skill or Mushkin will works well right out of box.

    also make sure you looking at 5-5-5-15 or 4-4-4-12 with low ram voltage from 1.8-1.9 mostly works fine, stay away from too high voltage from 2.1+ and up.

    pg



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    MSI GTX 260 OC 620/1080/1296 (192 SP)
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    Default Re: Just bought EP45-UD3P...Need suggestions for RAM purchase

    I'd tell you not to go G-Skill. Bought my RAM from them and had cold boot issues that got worse over time.

    Swapped RAM with a friend and it's worked fine since. The RAM works fine in her computer, too. I don't know why I had such an issue with it, but personally I'll never get G-Skill RAM again.
    GA-EP45-UD3P Rev. 1.0 bios F6
    Intel C2D E8400 @ 3Ghz (333x9)
    G-Skill 2x2 GB DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
    WD Caviar Black 500GB
    Asus Radeon HD 4850
    OCZ600SXS PSU
    NZXT Guardian 921

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    Default Re: Just bought EP45-UD3P...Need suggestions for RAM purchase

    The Mushkin XP2-8500 2x2GB kit is excellent and is only about $5 more than the XP2-6400 kit.
    Unlike most DDR2 memory, the Mushkins run best at a low 2.0 volt setting and run cool.
    The Mushkin forum is excellent and they respond quickly with recommended settings. If you need to call them, you quickly get a live tech person.

    Keep in mind that if you want to eventually upgrade to 4x2GB of memory, most manufacturers do NOT guarantee that 8GB setups will run at full rated speed.

    Did I say that I really like my Mushkins?
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
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    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
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    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Mushkins here really good.
    No issues
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 bios 3202
    2500k@4.7GHZ.
    CM Hyper 212 EVO blademasters push-pull
    8GB's Samsung 30nm tech ram 1.35v
    EVGA GTX 460 superclocked plus (part# 1G-P3-1372-TR)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmit37 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I just bought this motherboard and wanted to purchase good ram works well with this board and won't give me too many problems. ( I have read that Motherboards can be selective with their RAM despite being compatible)

    I plan to purchase 4 gigs.

    As for the other specs:
    Graphics card is a GTX 260.

    I plan to get a Q9550 processor.
    And probably Corsair brand Power supply.

    Thank you for any suggestions.

    bigmit37
    The others above me are good choices and here's another one Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory using this and I'm quite happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by campbesd View Post
    I'd tell you not to go G-Skill. Bought my RAM from them and had cold boot issues that got worse over time.

    Swapped RAM with a friend and it's worked fine since. The RAM works fine in her computer, too. I don't know why I had such an issue with it, but personally I'll never get G-Skill RAM again.
    That's the first I've heard of anyone having problems with G.SKILL. A lot of people recommend them. There's always a chance you'll get a dud from any manufacturer.

    The only ones I've heard of to stay away from are Crucial. This surprised me because they used to be so highly recommended. I guess things change.
    MBD: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P(r1.0). CPU: Intel E8400 (@4.0GHz)
    HSF: Xigmatek
    Dark Knight-S1283.. MEM: G.Skill 2x2GB PC2 8800 (F2-8800CL5D-4GBPI)
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling 750 Quad. HDD: Western Digital Caviar WD4000KS 400GB
    GPU: BFG GeForce GTX285 OCE...... MON: Acer X203Wbd 20" LCD
    ENC: Lian Li V COOL PC-V1200B.... O/S: Vista-64

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    Default Re: Just bought EP45-UD3P...Need suggestions for RAM purchase

    Thanks for all the suggestions guys.

    The higher the timings the faster the ram, right?

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