RAM and Motherboard compability

By jack445 ยท 6 replies
Sep 18, 2009
  1. I intend to use the following hardware:
    POWER SUPPLY: Corsair Memory 650W TX SERIES ATX
    CASE: CoolerMaster Centurion 5 Black/Silver Case
    PROCESSOR: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 6M Cache S775 1333MHZ
    GRAPHICS: Sapphire technology Radeon HD 4850 512MB PCIE DDR3 DUAL DVI 625/993MHz
    RAM: OCZ Technology 2x1GB 240DIMM PC2-9200 Reaper.
    MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4

    My main concern is that the ram may not be compatible. If so do I need to buy different ram? The socket on the motherboard is ddr2 sdram and is the same for the ram. However it says the "Supported RAM Speed is PC2-6400 , PC2-8500 , PC2-5300 , PC2-9600 " but the ram is pc2-9200.

    I want the build to be as plug and play as possible so don't want to have to change any settings or 'flash' any bios because I don't know much about that. I have been advised that the motherboard should have the right stuff on it to support the processor right away.

    Can you recommend some good quality ram for this build and can you see anything tweaking that I will need to do before to make this work. I already have all the components except for the motherboard and processor which I am buying soon. I may need to send the ram back if I have made a mistake.

    Thanks in advance for any help.:)
  2. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

  3. jack445

    jack445 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have chosen one from the 1066 section of the list you linked to. I found it on dabs.
    LINK: dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-cm2x1024---6400-1gb-xms2-6400-240pin-dimm-cas5-3RZJ.html?q=CM2X1024
    do you think this will work straight away? or would you recomment something else.
  4. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    Corsair makes very good DIMMs. IMO it should work just fine.
  5. tweakboy

    tweakboy TS Guru Posts: 467

    Your ram will be just fine as long as its a good brand new like Crucial or OCZ,

    Throw OCZ on it guaranteed to work for you.. gl
  6. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    heed Ritwiks advice, check the compatibility for your Motherboard
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