Category Archive: RAM

AMD B350 & X370 MEMORY SPEEDS

Some overclockers are running into problems with the AMD Ryzen AM4 platform. Part of the problem is that memory speeds are faster than JEDEC can update the standard. Intel has developed the XMP profile to support faster speeds and now with DDR4 they have XMP2. AMD supports XMP2 however the UEFI-BIOS may have to be …

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350 GAMING MOTHERBOARD

The Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming is a mainstream ATX motherboard for AMD AM4 systems, AM4 motherboards using the A320 and B350 chipsets are aimed at budget gaming enthusiasts. The GA-AB350 Gaming  motherboard is for Bristol Ridge and Ryzen processors. DIY gamers will like this board with the B350 chipset which provides a good platform for gaming. AMD AM4 …

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GIGABYTE GA-AB350M GAMING 3 MOTHERBOARD

The Gigabyte GA-AB350M Gaming 3 is a mainstream µATX motherboard for AMD AM4 systems, AM4 motherboards using the A320 and B350 chipsets are aimed at budget gaming enthusiasts. The GA-AB350M Gaming 3 motherboard is for Bristol Ridge and Ryzen processors. DIY gamers will like this board with the B350 chipset which provides a good platform for gaming. …

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MIGRATING TO DDR4

Lots of DIY enthusiasts are still using DDR3 based rigs. These are plenty powerful to handle contemporary games. Intel changes the CPU socket every 2 years while AMD only changes it every 5 years with the memory cycle. CPU motherboard memory DDR4 speeds are faster than DDR3 and recent tests show it can reach 68 …

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DDR5 BY 2020

While AMD’s Ryzen is sill a few months away, the JEDEC is now close to finishing the DDR5 standard which is expected to be done by year’s end. DDR5 will increase the maximum capacity. At present consumer DDR4 is being mass produced at 4GB and 8GB capacities with 16GB at the high end. DDR5 will …

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HP WILLOW MOTHERBOARD

The HP Willow is a socket AM4 µATX motherboard for AMD processors. This board is seen in the HP Pavilion 510-P101NP Desktop PC. SSID: 822A AMD Socket AM4 AMD Promontory FCH 2x DDR4 memory slots supports 4GB and 8GB DIMMs 2x SATA III 6 Gbps PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot M.2 slot key A The HP …

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GIGABYTE GA-990X-GAMING SLI

The GA-990X-Gaming SLI (12ME-990XGMS-1002R) is an enthusiast ATX motherboard for AMD AM3 and AM3+ processors. The board combines the 990X/SB950 chipset with additional logic. The UPC is 889523004784. Supports AMD AM3+/ AM3 Processor Dual Channel DDR3, 4 DIMMs Fast USB 3.1 -The World’s Next Universal Connector PCIe Gen2 x4 22110 M.2 Connector with up to 20Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe …

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MSI B150M PRO VD MOTHERBOARD

The MSI B150M PRO VD motherboard is a basic µATX platform for Intel Skylake. LGA1151 Supports 6th Generation Intel Core i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium/ Celeron Processors Chipset: Intel B150 Memory: 2x DDR4-2133 MHz Slots, Dual Channel, ECC, Unbuffered, Max Capacity of 32GB Slots: 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot, 2x PCI-Express 3.0 x1 Slots SATA: 6x SATA3 …

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COUNTERFEIT DDR3 MEMORY

We have numerous DDR3 sticks in our trays. We have trays for DDR2 as well but we have not experienced nearly the problems that DDR3 has presented. The DDR3 on this page was purchased largely from eBay. We have noticed that stores are loaded with vast amounts of problematic memory. The serial presence detect (SPD) …

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GIGABYTE GA-H110M-A MOTHERBOARD

The Gigabyte GA-H110M-A is a µATX motherboard for the Intel 6th generation Skylake processor. HDMI 1.4 Intel H110 Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151) DDR4-2133 PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot 2x PCI Express 3.0 x1 slot Realtek ALC887 Gigabyte GA-H110M-A is a basic low cost platform for Skylake. The H110 supports …

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ASUS B150M-PLUS D3 MOTHERBOARD

HDMI 1.4 Intel B150 Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium / Celeron (LGA1151) PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot PCI Express 3.0 x4 slot PCI Express 3.0 x1 slot PCI slot Realtek ALC887 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection DDR3/DDR3L memory compatibility USB Type-C for convenient connectivity Epic gaming audio …

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GIGABYTE GA-H170-GAMING 3

The Gigabyte GA-H170-Gaming 3 is an ATX gaming motherboard form Gigabyte’s G1 gaming series. This board sells for about $105 when released.. Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs HDMI 1.4, DVI-D, VGA 2-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over the PCIe Slots Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 …

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ASUS H170 PRO GAMING MOTHERBOARD

The Asus H170 Pro Gaming is a full ATX motherboard for the gaming market. This boards sells for about $125. LGA1151 socket for 6th-gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Core i5 / Core i3, Pentium® and Celeron Processors Dual DDR4 2133 support SupremeFX: Flawless audio that makes you part of the game Sonic Radar ll: Scan …

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GIGABYTE GA-Z170X GAMING 7 MOTHERBOARD

The Gigabyte GA-Z179X Gaming 7 motherboard is an enthusiast gaming platform. This board is expensive at $220. Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3 Certified Motherboard Supports 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Dual Channel DDR4, 4 DIMMs Intel® USB 3.1 with USB Type-C™ – The World’s Next Universal Connector 3-Way Graphics Support with Exclusive Ultra Durable Metal Shielding over …

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ASUS B150M-A D3 MOTHERBOARD

The Asus M150M-A D3 is a µATX motherboard for Intel’s sixth generation Skylake processors. This low cost board is under $75. Intel Skylake i3, i5 and i7 (LGA1151) Intel B150 chipset HDMI 1.4, DVI and VGA 6x SATA 6x USB 3.0 6x USB 2.0 5X Protection II – Advanced hardware safeguards for all-round protection DDR3/DDR3L memory …

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INTEL Z170 MOTHERBOARDS

The Intel Z170 motherboard and processors make up the Skylake series. While Skylake is designed for DDR4, Intel mentioned that DDR3 is an available option. Gigabyte has the widest range of models for the Z170 chipset and socket LGA 1151. THE SKYLAKE CPU Intel initially offered 2 CPU choices with the i5-6600K and the i7-6700K. …

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DDR4 MEMORY

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The system memory on a typical gaming machine currently ranges from about 8GB to 64GB depending on the age of the machine and the budget. New machines with DDR4 now start at the low end with 8GB of memory on desktop and notebook machines. SDRAM, DDR, DDR2, DDR3 and DDR4 are all 5.25 inches long. …

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MICRON 8KTF25664AZ-1G6M1

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We have a dual channel set of 2x2048MB which is typical for memory. The 8KTF25664AZ-1G6M1 is made at 30nm so it supports the DDR3L-1600 1.35V operation. DDR3L works fine with 1.5V systems. The BIOS can reduce the voltage as it configures the memory. See the RAM Timing page for more information on how RAM timings …

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MSI 970A-G43 (MS-9763) MOTHERBOARD

The MSI 970A-G43 (MS-7693) is a standard ATX motherboard designed for entry level gaming machines using a single video card. AMD Socket AM3 AMD 970 + SB950 DDR3 1066/1333/1600/1866/2133*(*OC) 4 memory slots, dual channel Renasas µPD720202 USB 3.0 controller Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet Realtek ALC997 HD Audio PCI Express 2.0 x16 PCI Express 2.0 x4 …

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ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 MOTHERBOARD

The Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is an ATX form factor PCI Express 2.0 motherboard.We bought this board as part of  a hardware refresh. The AMD 990FX Chipset is designed to support up to 5200MT/s HyperTransport 3.0 (HT 3.0) interface speed and PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD’s latest AM3 and multi-core …

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