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ACa
Beginner
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How to choose DDR3 memory for E3845

Hello,

 

I am knew to this kind of designs.

Do you have any tips or infos about DDR3 memory choosing for the Atom E3845 ?

 

Thank you for your help

 

Adrien

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AlHill
Super User
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You can find memory specifications here:

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/78475/intel-atom-processor-e3845-2m-cache-1-91-...

 

However, you should check the motherboard specifications as well for this soldered down BGA processor.

 

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Summarizing, you want DDR3L (low power DDR3) memory. Processor is validated at 1333MHz. I usually purchase DDR3L-1600 regardless. I usually purchase Crucial myself.

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ACa
Beginner
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Thank you for your response. In the page of the product it is writen DDR3L 1333, si what is the difference with DDR3L-1600 ?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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DDR3L-1600 memory is capable of running at a slightly higher clock speed. This speed is above the level validated by Intel, however, and some systems may ignore this additional capability for compatibility or reliability reasons. I purchase this faster memory because there is a significantly higher sales volume for these faster parts and thus are often less expensive. If operation at 1600MHz is problematic, I simply configure them to run at 1333MHz. For 100% compatibility, you should purchase DDR3L-1333.

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ACa
Beginner
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Interresting, how do you proceed to configure them to run at 1333MHz? Is it hardware or software side ?

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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This is all done in the BIOS. 1333 is the base speed that these DIMMs want to run at. It is XMP that offers support for the higher speed bin​. You can either disable XMP support in the BIOS or manually configure for 1333.

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CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, @ACa​:

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

 

The guidelines that may help you are stated in section 12.2, on pages 282 and 283 of the Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor E3800 Product Family Datasheet document # 538136. This document can be found at:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/atom-e3800-family-datasheet....

 

Best regards,

@Mæcenas_INTEL​.

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