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Motherboards, Memory, PSU & Other Devices - compatability

Q: Motherboards, Memory, PSU & Other Devices - compatability

I m gathering components for Other - & Devices PSU Motherboards, compatability Memory, my first PC build And guess what I have a few questions The rig will be a dedicated gaming rig primarily racing games might get into flight sims Looking for reliable gt fps at or just below p single quot - quot display Will keep my current PC for non-gaming duties budget limit less the display and peripherals Will get into Motherboards, Memory, PSU & Other Devices - compatability OC but conservatively and not right away Don t expect to go SLI but might eventually Components bought or en route Corsair Carbide R mid tower ATX Win -bit Home Premium SP OEM disc Core i - K Mobo Asus Z -A LGA HDD TB WD Blue And looking at Gigabyte GTX GB prettly much decided - bang for Motherboards, Memory, PSU & Other Devices - compatability the buck and sufficient Motherboards, Memory, PSU & Other Devices - compatability for purpose price going down and rebate this month Memory GB x GB DDR SSD GB Crucial m SATA Gb s I like the price doesn t have to be the best looks like immediately installing latest drivers should take care of reviewers complaints ODD Lite-On iHAS - PSU Corsair Enthusiast Series TX M W modular subject to further research but I like this From the Asus web site I ve downloaded the Memory Qualified Vendors List QVL and the Devices QVL Too much information and not enough The memory list is extensive the devices list is not My central question is how important is it that I select memory from the Memory QVL and likewise the PSU from the Devices QVL Just looking at the devices list it is clear that not being on the list does not mean a particular part won t play nicely with the Z -A The Corsair PSU selection is very limited What should I focus on other than price Thanks for your help Frank nbsp

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A: Motherboards, Memory, PSU & Other Devices - compatability

I presume then, that although it may be somewhat important to be guided by the Memory QVL (simply because it seems so comprehensive), the Devices QVL can be ignored. Will proceed accordingly.

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A:motherboards and memory...

ECS 755-A Motherboard model
SKT-754 AMD64 bit compatible
SIS755/964 Chipset

You can use your old ATA HDD, but you won't see the full benefits of data transfer
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A:Memory compatibility listings for motherboards? What are their purpose?

But you don't want to assume the various modules would work together, or at the same time. Those listings of compatibility may show they work in the same system, but may or may not show memory that works together..
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and the recovered memory is:

8GB Corsair XM3 1333MHz DDR3 Memory (2 x 4GB sticks) CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

A:Memory Compatability

You can use it but the 1600MHz RAM will only run at 1333MHz. I'd recommend not mixing them to be honest.
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A:Memory compatability?

Yes, you shouldn't have a problem. I would just make sure you buy it from the same manufacturer as your current sticks. Sometimes memory doesn't get along with different brands.
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A:memory compatability

Is this just another case of no Motherboard Manual ?
If so download a pdf version.It has compatible ram list.
But adding the same type as you have is OK if you know it's brand.
BTW,2 GB is plenty.
Your Motherboard might be limited to 2 GB.
HP - 905-206-4663
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A:memory compatability

That isn't the way you match memory. You need to match density, cas latency and ecc factor.
If you don't know how, then that's why we suggest you go to sites that will match your laptop for you, then buy the models they suggest wherever you like.
www.crucial,corsair or
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Motherboard details (From CPU-Z)
Model: Portable PC (0x000003EC - 0x103CB030) version A0
BIOS: ACPI Bios version 3.20

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A:Motherboard/memory compatability...

The JDEC do not have a spec for "SLI Memory", and therefore "SLI Memory" is almost pure marketing fluff - all that means is the maker tested the same EPP ('Enhanced Performance Profile') you can get with any high performance memory on an SLI system. They then charge more for the same stuff, give a portion of the extra charges to nVidia for licencing fees to use the "SLI" brand on the sticks, and pocket the rest.

So use your good sense: If you have an overclock planned, buy RAM that is guaranteed to function at the Front Side Bus speeds you intend to run. DDR2 800 is plenty good for a 24/7 overclock setup, as it supports a 1600 Mhz FSB at 1:1. If you intend on running a plain old 1066 FSB, you only "Need" DDR2 533. The newer Intel chips with a 1333 Bus would 'need' 667 stuff. DDR2 is cheap, tho, and if you want something faster than you need, feel free.
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A:Memory limitations and compatability

I always recommend attempting to go for newer technology before upgrading older tech. I would check out board prices at

I don't believe you'd see a noticeable speed decrease but why downgrade when you can upgrade? (budget withstanding of course)
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A:graphics memory compatability

I would like to know the answer to this question also.

Does a motherboard that supports DDR2 memory support a graphics card with DDR3 memory?
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This memory ( + this MOBO ( I checked the manufacts product page and it did not explicitly list that particular ram. However, this is widely used ram and name brand and appears to work in almost every other MOBO I've seen. Thanks in advance.

A:MOBO/Memory Compatability

If the motherboard manufacturer doesn't list the RAM on their compatibilty list then you may have some problem IF a problem occurs. That doesn't mean to say that there will be a problem.

At least if you stick to RAM on the compatibility list you have an avenue to get replacements / money back etc if there is a problem and their is no fault with the RAM itself.

Thats me talking from my own experience haha. I have a Asus P5N-E SLI mobo and I bought 4Gb of OCZ RAM (PC4600) without checking the compatibility list! I haven't run a full memtest on the RAM sticks themselves yet but my system totally locks up / crashes in some games if I have all 4Gb in. It has no problems at all with just 2Gb!

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Any idea if this will work - it looks from the picture like it will fit?

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A:Memory Compatability Question

According to the Crucial memory advisor, the M5030 will use:

Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 2

Computer memory upgrades for Dell Inspiron M5030 Laptop/Notebook from

The memory module you have (DDR3 PC3-8500 1066Mhz) is a slightly "slower" stick but the M5030 should be backwards compatible and be able to use it just fine. According to Dell, there are two memory module slots, or connectors. One should be labeled "DIMM A" and the other "DIMM B". When installing just a single memory stick it typically goes into the first slot ("DIMM A".) When you turn the computer on for the first time with the new module in place, you may see a prompt that new memory has been detected. If by chance the memory is not detected, try switching it to "DIMM B". If it still doesn't work it's either (a) defective, or (b) not being recognized by the M5030.
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A:XPS 8500 memory compatability

Dell PCs can be fussy about RAM so a lot of people on this forum buy it from because they guarantee it works in the system for which they recommended it -or they take it back.
You can find pairs of 8-GB RAM modules for the XPS 8500 at Crucial, here for $160. Note: it's DDR3-1333 RAM, not 1600 . The only DDR3-1600 RAM Crucial currently seems to be offering for the XPS 8500 is their 2G modules. Don't know if they'll offer 8-GB 1600 in the future.
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Would non compatable memory cause the PSU, MOBO, HDD to fry.
I have a earlier thread on this problem.

I have nailed it down to a PSU.
The memory read fine in post and said OK.

I'ts Kingston Memory. I have always been told the Kingston is a great stable memory. Not good for overclocking/voltage adjustment.

A:Memory Compatability Question.

Proof-reading slightly un-really not but completely necessary...I think.....

I'm not claiming to be the best or brightest Techspot has to offer but your post has a little bit of "inconsistency".
If you have if nailed down to a PSU, why is RAM compatibility even an issue? Unless the PC requires proprietary RAM, then Kingston "Value RAM" will pretty much post in almost anything. Will bad RAM take out other parts? Probably only if it's already burned out and short circuited to begin with. The DDR2 spec (stock) is 1.8 Volts. If the board in question is set to another voltage (which other high performance RAM requires), you can possibly damage a lower voltage stock DIMM. Assuming new RAM is what you're talking about, the board is more likely to kill it, rather than the other way around.
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A:Memory compatability problem

Oh yeah, previously I had one 512 stick and one 256 stick, both twinmos as well but pc2100 and the new ones are pc3200. However if I understand correctly that means the old ones are ddr266 and the new ones ddr400, and both is supported by the motherboard. Thanks in advance.
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*16MX64 SDRAM PC100-222-820 128M, SYNC, 100MHz, CL2

* 128mb pc100 168-pin DIMM

one's onboard, the other to be an add-on. information as written on the modules themselves-

thanks very much for the assist!

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G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ -

A:memory & motherboard compatability questions

According to the ASUS specs, the mobo supports:

4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel? Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).


Since your G.Skill is DDR3 1600 it should be compatible. Just for confirmation, you have a total of 4 G.Skill sticks at 2GB each, correct? And they are matched at DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)?
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A:Memory Devices not recognized on XP

Hmm, perhaps there is a problem with your USB ports, or perhaps the crypto services are corrupt.

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or is that data stored on the actual USB device??


A:USB flash memory devices??

mike314 said:

When using a usb memory flash card for the first time in windows xp or any PC for that matter, it reads he device and then tells you the device is ready. Almost as if the computer is reading in info about the device to its registery.

My question, when you plug in a USB hard drive or USB flash memory jump drive does it save that info (such as device info, what kind of device it is, serial numbers, files accessed etc) onto the PC??

or is that data stored on the actual USB device??

thanksClick to expand...

all depends on the device. Most computers will save the drivers so that they are ready to go the next time the device is plugged in. Instead of installing the device every time, it can store sum stuff so you can access it faster.

Its nothing to be worried about (as long as its virus free, since some drives can have autorun), why do you ask?
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A:USB memory devices FAT read error in Windows 7

I have tried uninstalling all USB devices, rebooting, reinstalling the devices, removing filters for the USB device, uninstalling the USB Mass Storage Device when connected, and reinstalling it, moving all the USB devices to different ports, but to no avail.
It keeps on having the same problem every time. I wondered if it had anything to do with the last updates, (Oct. 14,2010) since it happened about that time. All other (non-memory) USB devices, like webcam, printer work fine. Next item I will be tackling is,
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Yes, OP stated problem began then. No other reason.
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A:Error Problem: Memory or Devices ???? Help needed!!!!

Hi Bernard,

At this link there is a list of drivers for your motherboard. As your system appears to be stable in Safe Mode this why my suspicions are centred on a driver issue. 661GX7MI-RS&TypeID=en-us0000004

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FWIW:  Duplicate devices may appear...if one device is used to install...and a different one is used later, IME.
The ximple way to remove any apparent to delete them via Device Manager (including the use currently installed)...then reboot and reinstall the drivers if they are not automatically reinstalled by Windows.
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Also if both died and I am shopping for a MB/CPU combo, what's good? I am looking for stability over speed and don't want to have to play around with drivers (memories of a K6-2 system) any more than necessary. The pocketbook says that 800-1000 mhz would be fast enough.

Happy 2002 to all!!


I don't deal much with Pentium, but I have had good luck with ECS, IWILL, Epox, MSI, motherboards and I go to to do all my shopping. They will have a listing of about every motherboard out there.
good luck and hope everything turns out ok
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A:CPU's and Motherboards

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I have been looking at the Gigabyte GA-8AENXP-D and the Asus P5AD2-E Premium 925XE.

What do you think is better out of these two boards?

Is there another board better on the market around the price line of these two boards?

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The last question is meant to be,

can someone please explain to me what Raid is?
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i would also like:
As Many PCI Slots As Possible
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if you need any more information please e-mail me at
[email protected]

A:Motherboards, can anyone help?

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The "U" series from gigabyte are the ultra durable boards; the higher the number, the better quality parts. As an example a ud5 board would have better pw regulation, better capacitors, etc than a ud3 board. The UD boards are a step up from the more basic gigabyte boards.

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(Any comments on the build so far would be appreciated)

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They don't affect much unless you're doing more than the standard CPU and single graphics card. Pretty much all mobos have 2x RAM slots, SATA3, and PCIe 2.0 x16 at minimum.
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Welcome to the forums. We need more information about your system. What are your computer specs i.e. mobo, cpu, hdd, ram, gpu? PSU size such as 250 watt?