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post #3221 of 3831
OK, Stupid question No.1 of what likely will be many.

My new memory arrived today from Newegg.

2 x 4GB Modules.

Currently I am using 4 x 2GB modules

So the question is when there are only 2 mondules

which 2 slots on the UD7 do they go in?

and are there other things I should be concerned about?
post #3222 of 3831
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Originally Posted by Avidean View Post

OK, Stupid question No.1 of what likely will be many.
My new memory arrived today from Newegg.
2 x 4GB Modules.
Currently I am using 4 x 2GB modules
So the question is when there are only 2 mondules
which 2 slots on the UD7 do they go in?
and are there other things I should be concerned about?

Refer to the manual ^^
post #3223 of 3831
Hey guys question!

I have 3 2GB G SKILL PC 10600 sticks. I wanted to get more ram to make it 12gb. Can I fill the other 3 dim slots with different ram but 10600 or higher rating ram?

I want to keep up the tri-layer speed benefits. What's the best thing to do? I know this board is best in 3's when it comes to ram what is the best route so I get the speed benefits. Newegg has sick deals right now for today.
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Not sure on that one? What you could try is reinstalling the latest Intel INF drivers, but use the -overall flag in command prompt. Get the latest here, you want first link exe
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Product_Filter.aspx?ProductID=816
Then, rename the exe file to inf.exe just for ease of use. Then put the inf.exe into a folder and open a command prompt from that folder (hold shift, left click) and then from the command prompt enter the following.
inf.exe -overall
By request on another forum! This is not tested, but should be fine as always, enjoy! thumb.gif
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Hey guys I have an gigabyte x58a-ud5 rev 2 motherboard with 3 sticks of 2gb PC3-10600 ram.

I was thinking of upgrading. Can I get 2 more sticks of 4gb or does it need to be 3 sticks of the same type (2gb) to keep tri layer?

Or can I get 3 sticks of 4 or 6gb ram instead of 2gb sticks? Will this cause any performance / stability issues. Ram seems really cheap now so I figured an upgrade would be helpful.

Thanks!
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Get three matched sticks. Not saying you'd definitely have problems, you may not, but three matched sticks should work together without issue. Can always sell your old ones to someone below you in the silicon consuming chain..biggrin.gif

I'd be inclined to 3 sticks of 4GB....but I'm not certain if that is easier on the IMC than 6 x 2 GB or no... I just favour matched sticks.
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Get three matched sticks. Not saying you'd definitely have problems, you may not, but three matched sticks should work together without issue. Can always sell your old ones to someone below you in the silicon consuming chain..biggrin.gif
I'd be inclined to 3 sticks of 4GB....but I'm not certain if that is easier on the IMC than 6 x 2 GB or no... I just favour matched sticks.

Thanks for your advice!!! With my setup do you think there would be a big difference if I get 3 x 4gb vs 3 x 6 or 8gb? Also whats your opinion on speed would 10600 be fine like I currently have or is it worth it to get faster ram? So far I am not even seeing a benefit of my GTX 690

I was looking at something like this:
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=264

or getting another
http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=110
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Well, sure ram is cheap, but only a few tasks can take advantage of large amounts of ram. I didn't bother going to 12GB myself, because mainly I'm a gamer that does a bit of graphic art (photoshop) on the side. The bragging rights are good but real life benefits may not be noticeable. Usually have to raise the volts to the imc to get it all recognised..IIRC (QPI/VTT volts I'm thinking, maybe 1.3v or thereabouts/)

The thing that would benefit your 690 most is a gruntier processor. A single card is happy with 4GHz. SLI loves more. Yours is a dual GPU card. See in this Techspot article how they are checking whether the cpu is 100% utilised or not. If it is and your GPU is less than 100%, then it's your cpu holding you back I'd think. Not usually ram AFAIK.

I'm no expert though. I'd hope if there are errors in my thinking here someone more knowledgable can chime in and say so.


Not that I'm immune to extravagant purchases for small gains. A lot of us do that.
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I agree. 6GB is plenty for most us.

I have 12GB (3x 4GB) but only because it was only £40 when I was upgrading to my UD5 & 980 and had to get more RAM or cannibalize my UD3R & 920 system rendering it inoperative.

Experts are "has-been drips under pressure" biggrin.gif

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I actually had six sticks of DDR totaling 12Gbs (three dual channel kits of the same brand and type), but I eventually took out three sticks, bringing me back to 6gbs. I would have some oddball errors and issues with all six DDR slots populated. Once I went back to three slots of DDR, no issues have ever occurred again. I may try a 12gb triple channel set of three sticks later though.
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Hi everyone biggrin.gif

I just have a few questions about Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 rev 1.0.
Can this motherboard support Intel Xeon E5530? I have engineering sample of this cpu with B0 stepping.

When I start up a computer on the post screen on the motherboard shows C1,C3, 02,18,25 and stays on error 25 just for a few seconds and then repeat again and again..
I really do not know which bios is on the motherboard, maybe bios can not handle this procesor right now, may be i just need to update bios, but i can not because there is no signal on my monitor.

If anyone knows anything about this problem, i would really appreciate if you share your experiance with me biggrin.gif
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