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« on: November 02, 2010, 06:02:04 pm »

I have recently upgraded my p31 motherbaord as it would only accept 4g ram max and I require 8 gig.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I am aware of the single sided ram issue if populating all 4 slots, so my question is this...

If I only populate 2 dimms with 2x4g ram would this work?

specifically http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0043BF3AE/ref=oss_product

Any help would be appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 06:07:05 pm »

Hi and welcome to the Gigabyte Forum.

The first thing we would need to know is what revision your motherboard is.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 06:14:57 pm »

ahh yes, apologies. It is rev 3.3
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 06:19:29 pm »

I really wouldn't like to say whether that memory would work but I think in theory there is no problem. Most of the ones mentioned on the Gigabyte QVL is Samsumg or OCZ. You can see here.

http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_ga-ep41-ud3l.pdf

The other option is to check on the memory manufaturers website for their QVL to match the board.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 06:21:37 pm »

Yes, I'm hoping it will work. My worries started when I ran the crucial memory advisor that said each slot would only accept 2g max...mind you, it also incorrectly read my board as rev 1.0
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 06:30:33 pm »

As I said if you want to play safe then make sure you use some memory that is on the compatible list. Wink
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256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
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Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010, 06:01:03 pm »

ok, tried the ram and it didn't work, so it appears that only the qvl ram can be guaranteed on this board.

So...I took the plunge adn bought an i7 950, Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 and 6 gig of Corsair XMS3 and an Asus GeForce GTX 460 Direct CU TOP 768MB which should arrive tomorrow.

When I upgraded this current motherboard the other day Win 7 Ultimate booted, scanned for new drivers and hey presto! Was wondering if this new board is likely to be as hassle free upon booting?
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 06:29:08 pm »

It is a good board and unless you have some incompatibility with some other hardware you should be fine. Wink
You will find however that you are going to need a much bigger PSU to run this new setup. If you havent already bought one I would recommend a good quality one of at least 650W with a single 12V rail.
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Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
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Vengeance 1600 16GB
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010, 10:43:54 am »

Fortunately, I'd gone overboard on my last build and fitted an Antec 850..the one with the yellow stripes, so I think it's a Truepower Quattro.

Hopefully this should do fine along with the NZXT case
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2010, 11:16:07 am »

OK sounds good. Let us know how you get on with the build. Wink
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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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