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Memory compatiblility with GA-MA790XT-UD4P mainboard.


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Hi, Because of the need to upgrade I have recently put a new system together except for the memory. I am finding this a bit confusing. Any advice/opinions would be much appreciated.

The system specs are:- Main board-‘GA-MA790XT-UD4P’. CPU:- ‘AMD Phenom 2 965X4 3.4GHz (Skt AMD Black Ed. 125v)’. Don’t know if the graphics card is relevant but it is a:- ‘2GB XFX nVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 SLI 1GB’

I originally hoped to put 4X4GB sticks in one at a time as I could afford to but from what I have found the prices of a 4GB stick seems very expensive and out of proportion compared to 2X2GB sticks which I now consider my first option.

The other option is to get 3X2GB sticks (if the price is right) and I have found this at Amazon for 6GB kit (OCZ OCZ3G1600LV6GK DDR3 PC3-12800 Gold Triple Channel) price£97. I nearly bought this but I gather this memory is not able to make use of the auto memory profile ability of the MB and as I am not into messing with the memory settings I really would like this function though if you think it is not that important please tell me why.
I am hoping to get the system up and running soon. Thanks :) .
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:)

Well its a good thing you asked your question before you purchased the OCZ Ram

The motherboard you have supports dual channel ram

The 3x2gb ram is triple channel ram for a coreI7 build

This Corsair ram --->> HERE is the type you are looking for.

Now you could purchase 2 of these kits and you could still attain 8gb. for a much cheaper price.

If you are not overclocking you should be able to operate this at right about the advertised speeds without a problem.

Hope this helps good luck
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Thanks for your response. Sorry I have been a while with mine but I don't seem to be receiving the notifications, thought I had set it.
I did find out I was on the wrong track with the triple channel memory.
After a frustrating search, I have ordered '4GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz NQ Series (9-9-9-24) Dual Channel kit (£91.90)' to start with.
I hope it compares with the Corsair though I know that is supposed to be good.I would be interested what you think....
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Hi,

I personally love Corsair if I ever have a problem with their products they always take care of me... I almost always build using primarily their products...

I have never personally used G skill but it is my understanding they are good.

You should be happy with that purchase...

Good luck
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