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Thread: First build, ep45-ud3p v1.6

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Default First build, ep45-ud3p v1.6

    Came here to learn - got depressed!
    - First build components:
    Lian-Li B25f
    ga-ep45-ud3p v1.6
    Galaxy 9500gt 512 2x dvi (dual monitors - little gaming)
    Caviar black 500G

    Goal - learn about working with computer and overclocking. Build better, faster more capable 32n intel in a year.

    1) What type/brand of 2x2g memory?

    I am at a stumbling block on memory to purchase and am loosing confidence as it appears that memory is one of the most volatile (and now expensive$$) elements of a computer build. Furthermore, it seems nothing works with this board without open heart surgery or the luck of a lottery winner. So much conflicting information on brand, speed, latency, voltage and compatibility.

    2) Do I start over and wait 6 mo to build 32nm Intel?
    It seems the very mobo heralded as one of the most stable and easiest to work on (ep45-ud3p v1.6) is rife with problems. All the reviews suggest overclocking this board and the e8000 processors is "so easy a caveman could do it" but this forum makes it seem like a combination of quantum physics and russian roulette!

    Please advise - I am an old hotrodder and love to build and modify things but I don't want to throw good money after bad...

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Sand Springs,Ok.

    Default Re: First build, ep45-ud3p v1.6

    G. Skill 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK ($96.99)
    For someone new to building computers you can't go wrong.This Memory is plug and play.My mobo reconized all 8GB's right away.I'm not saying it's the best memory - But it's been ROCK SOLID for me.It work's good with the EP45-UD3P.Glad to help out an "Old Hotrodder".That use to be my passion to.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010

    Default Re: First build, ep45-ud3p v1.6

    Thanks for the quick and thoughtful response.
    This is good news.
    I have seen this memory recommended more than once and as your configuration is an upgraded variant of mine, this bodes well for my application. I was hoping to take advantage of the speedier capabilities of the board, so this theoretically being 1066 vs 800 sounds good.
    BTW - do you know if this memory has EEP and did you notice whether your board took advantage of it?
    Oh, I enjoyed seeing the e8600 and Raptors in your profile!

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