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What kind of memory should I buy for my motherboard?

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What kind of memory should I buy for my motherboard?
« on: July 16, 2010, 10:32:27 am »
What kind of memory should I buy for my motherboard?

Before buying it is reasonable to check if the memory is mentioned in Memory Support List or QVL. QVL stands for Qualified Vendors List and is a list of memory that has been tested by GIGABYTE with the motherboard in question to certify that it is compatible and guaranteed to work properly.

Sometimes it is called other things but it is always quite understandable what it is. Both the memory manufacturers and GIGABYTE have these on their websites. That way you can be sure that your memory will work before purchasing it.

Examples:

From GIGABYTE website:

QVL for GA-X58A-UD5 http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_ga-x58a-ud5_v2.0.pdf
How to find it? Choose your product, go to Downloads, choose Download Type: Memory Support List.
http://www.giga-byte.co.uk/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3450#dl

From Memory Vendor website:

List of all Gigabyte motherboards tested by Kingston:
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/models.asp?root=uk&LinkBack=http://www.kingston.com/ukroot&Manufacturer=GIG

List of Kingston memory tested with GA-X58A-UD5:
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurator_new/modelsinfo.asp?SysID=63090&mfr=Gigabyte&model=GA&search_type=&root=uk&LinkBack=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kingston.com%2Fukroot&Sys=63090-Gigabyte-GA-X58A-UD5+Motherboard&distributor=0&submit1=Search
« Last Edit: July 16, 2010, 11:00:06 am by runn3R »
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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