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Might have made a few mistakes while ordering parts for a build


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Hexiled Razz

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Hey guys. This is my first actual post and the reason why i joined this forum. If you wish you can visit my introduction thread to learn a little more about why I'm here.

I was looking for a computer build with a ~$500 budget in the past months to replace my old Dell Precision 340; an old office computer from the stone age. I asked around on a forum I'm a part of, and they gave me a good build that i had to modify a bit due to items going out of stock while i came up with the finances. I finally ordered(In transit right now, should arrive the 14th) my build the other day, however i believe(Much to my dismay) that i made some errors(But i guess better to find out now then to get all excited while putting it together and have it not work, right?).

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811147153

Mobo: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128469

CPU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103809

V card: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150542

PSU: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371034

RAM: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231425

HHD: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136769

CD drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204

OS: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986

My build is mainly based on some light gaming and general every-day computer stuff. Not exactly looking to play Crysis in max details or anything. However i do plan to do some video editing on the side. For which reason i have my WD 1TB external hard drive that I'm going to open up and install into my new build for file storage.


I happen to look at the page for the RAM again today, and saw it said "Designed for 2nd Generation Intel Core Processors and the Z68/P67/H67/H61 motherboards Optimized 1.5V low voltage for the Intel Sandy Bridge platforms Compatible with Intel P55 & AMD Phenom II/Llano platforms Intel XMP Ready".

Seeing the first part i panicked(lol) and went to the reviews thinking it wasn't going to be compatible with my AMD processor(Completely overlooking the last part where it says it's compatible with AMD Phenom II, however that's irrelevant). Someone had posted about how it worked fine with their AMD processor, but people should check compatibility just to be sure(Something i should have done in the first place, i know. But for whatever reason i stupidly, did not). I then went to their website and found out that my Mobo isn't on the qualified motherboard list(Link to the page). Alright so first mistake, right?(If you could prove me wrong please do >.>)

Second thing i do is go on the Gigabyte website and take a look at my mobo. I see this down at the bottom of the page under notes "Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB."(Link to the page). I am aware that 32-bit win7 only recognizes up to 4 gigs of RAM even if you have more installed. But is this part referencing that? Or is it saying that this mobo has an inability to run Win7 64-bit?


Am i right about these two mistakes? It seems to me that i am, and it's just due to a sheer lack of knowledge and consistency on my part. But if by any chance I'm wrong and these parts will work fine, please do tell me. Because right now as far as I'm concerned, as soon as i get my parts I'm going to have to ship back my RAM and possibly my mobo if it won't work with 64-bit win7. And order a combo that will work with the parts i already have ordered and have in my possession. Which should at least take another week.

Thanks in advance for your answers. I'll be looking forward to them as i get my first build up and running ^.^

Edited by Hexiled Razz, 12 September 2011 - 12:30 AM.

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Just because you memory is not on the gigabyte compatible list does NOT mean it will not work. I'll bet that the memory will work. I have used centon memory on many of my computers and never had any problems even tho it is not on many of the MB lists for memory. The only motherboard i had problems with off brand memory with were ASUS ones. Since i have had quite a few problems with Asus mb's i just don't use them. The gigabyte website says that F3-10666CL8D memory works so i think the memory you ordered will work also.

As for the 32 bit warning, it's just that. All new computer MB's and CPU's can run 64 bit. This is just a warning that if you choose to use 32 bit Windows you have a limit of about 3.5 gigs of memory and windows will not see any more than that. I have a comp in for a reinstall of the OS that someone installed the 32 bit Win 7 OS thinking older programs would run on it. The problem occurred when they did not check the compatibility list. so now the computer crashes every time they try to open the software.I think they will have to not use the software since there is no newer version's.

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Just because you memory is not on the gigabyte compatible list does NOT mean it will not work. I'll bet that the memory will work. I have used centon memory on many of my computers and never had any problems even tho it is not on many of the MB lists for memory. The only motherboard i had problems with off brand memory with were ASUS ones. Since i have had quite a few problems with Asus mb's i just don't use them. The gigabyte website says that F3-10666CL8D memory works so i think the memory you ordered will work also.

As for the 32 bit warning, it's just that. All new computer MB's and CPU's can run 64 bit. This is just a warning that if you choose to use 32 bit Windows you have a limit of about 3.5 gigs of memory and windows will not see any more than that. I have a comp in for a reinstall of the OS that someone installed the 32 bit Win 7 OS thinking older programs would run on it. The problem occurred when they did not check the compatibility list. so now the computer crashes every time they try to open the software.I think they will have to not use the software since there is no newer version's.

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Thanks for your response ^.^

I did a little more research myself last night after i posted this topic, and i came up with similar answers. Like you said, a similar version of G.SKILL memory works with the motherboard, so I'm willing to bet that the memory i ordered will also work. I'm guessing it's just a newer/slightly different version considering that the model names are identical until the last few figures.

And I'm not completely sure why i misread the 32 bit warning. Reading it now it's so clear that it's just warning about the limitations of the 32-bit version of win7. I most likely misread it due to negativity of thinking my RAM wouldn't work.

Well, I'll find out for sure how my build will work out when the parts arrive in about two days.
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