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    Default GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

    Hi Just joined and from UK.

    Right let's start, at present I have:

    - GA-P31-S3L board with F8a BIOS.
    - Q6600 2.4GHz.
    - 2x1Gb:
    DDR2-5300 (333 MHz) (Nanya Technology).
    - Zotac 275GTX with 896Mb.
    - Win XP Pro with all the current updates.
    - 650 PSU.
    - Various SATA HDD's.
    - Sony DRU-198 with latest firmware (just over year old too). This will be dumped as it has started to read and write slooooooooooooooowly, got two DVD burners I might get:
    Optiarc AD-7200A (IDE) or one that I'm more likely to get, the AD-7240S (SATA).

    I will be changing the board to GA-X48-DQ6 (can't really afford i7 components), and I am going to upgrade to W7 Ultimate 64Bit. I would like to know is what memory have you guys successfully installed on this board. Ideally maybe I'd like maybe some faster memory, and maybe give it some more juice (something that I have NEVER done but like to), so a better than stock cooler might be useful, again something that I am still exploring. I might stay at stock and then later on up the juice. So let's say faster memory (ideas). If I have enough I'd like to get the lovely Lian Li PC-A77B, it's stunning case and I love the simplicity and clean design of this case, sadly it's not an easy case to find, only handful of shops stock it, oh and I know it's freeking expensive..... but you get what you pay for, and my current case is Lian Li but in a mid size as well.


    Any good 750W PSU's around, a modular to keep the clatter to minimum if possible would be great.



    Few more things, I downloaded the memory support list PDF file from Gigabyte but am getting confused and overwhelmed.


    What I am going to do is re-use the
    GA-P31-S3L with an E7400 which the board supports and current memory, install the spare 8600GT to start with and upgrade to 9800GT later on and keep it downstairs.


    Your insight would be welcome.

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    Default Re: GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

    There are at least 2 recent threads OCing the X48-DQ6, search and see what memory they were using.

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    Default Re: GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

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    Default Re: GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

    I would suggest Ultra for a PSU, X3 type. I have used them for years without issues.

    Memory, I suggest a good set of 6400Mhz 2x2GB. Where do you live, and what would you like to spend? Do you have any favorites when it comes to memory brands?

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    Default Re: GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    I would suggest Ultra for a PSU, X3 type. I have used them for years without issues.

    Memory, I suggest a good set of 6400Mhz 2x2GB. Where do you live, and what would you like to spend? Do you have any favorites when it comes to memory brands?
    Sorry mist have missed that one.

    I live in UK, on a PSU I could spend say £90 (could stretch to £100 but if possible £90), £90-£100 on memory. Thank you for your help and welcome Lsdmeasap.
    Don't really have favourites, OCZ, Gail, Mushkin, Corsair or any brands just as long as they are compatible and of good quality. On my P4 rig I always had Corsair as ti worked for me flawlessly but I am open to suggestion.
    Or alternatively you can play around with figures for the PSU and memory and see where the savings can be made and those can then be added to get better second component.
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    Default Re: GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

    Hmm, well since you are from the UK, can you please list me your favorite places to shop and I will have a look around and see what I would suggest for you.

    So you mean 180-200 Euro then right for both PSU and memory?

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    Default Re: GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

    You can use these from Crucial
    BL2KIT25664AA80A - 4GB kit (2GBx2), Ballistix 240-pin DIMM , DDR2 PC2-6400 from Crucial.com

    Also available here
    Crucial 2GB DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Ballistix Memory CL4 2.0V - Ebuyer

    These should be fine as well
    G.SKILL DDRII 1066 PC 8500 4GB (2GBx2) - Aria Technology

    Patriot 4GB PC2-6400 C4 Viper Extreme Performance (2x2GB) - Aria Technology

    Corsair 4GB PC2-6400 DHX (2x2GB) - Aria Technology
    Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 DHX Performace Memory CL4 2.1V - Ebuyer

    Corsair 4GB Dominator DDR2 PC2-8500 1066Mhz Dual-Channel DDR2 (2x2GB) - Aria Technology

    I think these you had right?
    G.SKILL DDRII 1066 PC 8500 4GB (2GBx2) - Aria Technology

    Kingston are also good and always stable, but generally not the best overclockers which is why I did not suggest any


    PSU's you are best to wait for more advice than mine as I only use one brand, but I think these are all good and used often. Surely someone will stop by and let you know which are the better choices


    700W
    Tagan PSU BZ Piperock 700W TG-700-BZ- microdirect.co.uk
    OCZ 700W Mod XStream Pro PSU - 2x PCI-E 6x SATA - Ebuyer

    750W
    ThermalTake PSU 750W ToughPower PSU W0117RB- microdirect.co.uk
    Corsair 750W TX PSU - 120mm Fan, 80+% Efficiency, Single +12V Rail - Ebuyer
    Corsair 750W HX Modular PSU - Ebuyer
    Seasonic PSU M12D-750 modular- microdirect.co.uk
    Corsair PSU 750W CMPSU-750TX ATX12V v2.2 5 year manufacturer's warranty- microdirect.co.uk
    Corsair PSU 750W CMPSU-750HX ATX12V 2.2 EPS12V 2.91 5 year manufacturer's warranty- microdirect.co.uk
    Corsair PSU 750W CMPSU-950TX- microdirect.co.uk
    Corsair® Professional HX750W Power Supply - Aria Technology
    Corsair 750W TX Series PSU - Aria Technology
    Thermaltake W0131RE 850W Modular PSU - Aria Technology


    850W
    OCZ GameXStream 850W PSU - SLI Ready, Silent 120mm Blue LED Fan - Ebuyer
    Corsair 850W TX Series PSU - 140mm Fan - 5 Year Warranty - Ebuyer
    Corsair 850W HX Modular PSU - 80plus Silver Certified Efficiency - Ebuyer
    Corsair PSU 850W CMPSU-850HX ATX12V 2.2 EPS12V 2.91 5 year manufacturer's warranty- microdirect.co.uk
    Corsair PSU 850W CMPSU-850TX ATX12V v2.2 5 year manufacturer's warranty- microdirect.co.uk
    Corsair (CMPSU-850TXUK) TX Series, 850 Watt, ATX, PS/2, Power Supply, UK Version - Aria Technology
    Corsair® Professional HX850W Power Supply - Aria Technology
    CORSAIR 850W TX PSU - Aria Technology


    Some more nice ones at Aria as well, but look to be mostly all pre-order no stock at least on OCZ and Hiper

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    Default Re: GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

    Lsdmeasap, out of the memory you listed which would you say would be the most compatible and trouble free so to speak? Again thank for taking time to help me out.
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    Default Re: GA-X48-DQ6 and memory Querry.

    If it were me? I personally would get the Crucial 2.0V sticks, see my signature for a review of them

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