I want to update my system up to 32gb RAM (4x8gb), my motherboard is an Intel DP67BG, theoreticatly it supports:
• Four 240-pin Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets with gold-plated contacts arranged in two channels
• 2133 MHz to 1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM Memory Modules
• Support for single- and dual-channel memory interleaving
• Unbuffered, non-registered single- or double-sided DIMMs with a voltage rating of 1.65 V or less.
• Non-ECC DDR3 memory
• Serial Presence Detect (SPD) memory only
• Up to 32 GB maximum total system memory using 8 GB DIMMs
I was told that the Kingston HyperX Fury 8gb DDR3 1866Mhz 240-pin (model no. Hx318c10fb/8) is compatible with the DP67BG, but i can't check it anywhere.
Can you tell me if these are compatible and work well with 32gb RAM (4x8gb)? I want to check that the HyperX model I mentioned is Non-ECC and is in fact a SPD memory.
Thanks in advance.
Memory that has been tested on the BG board is listed here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/desktop-boards/000007066.html System Memory for Intel Desktop Board DH67BG.
Regarding this memory:
- They do have a SPD. One is always necessary to support any configurations above 1333MHz.
- A lot of the DIMMs available these days support 1.35V. Your board doesn't, so you must have 1.5V support for all speeds above 1066MHz.
- On boards this old, getting 4 DIMMs of this size and speed working together is not impossible but has been problematic for many folks. I would use the following procedure:
- With old memory in system, enter BIOS setup and configure the memory for manual 1333MHz operation.
- Exit BIOS Setup saving BIOS configuration and then power off.
- Install new DIMMs.
- See if you can power on. If you can't (i.e. you get three beeps), try using a single DIMM in each channel. If it still won't work, return the DIMMs (they likely never will).
- If you can POST, but only two DIMMs seem to be working, you will have to play with the manual memory configuration in BIOS Setup.
- Only once you have all four working at 1333MHz should you attempt to use any of the (faster) XMP profiles.
Hope this helps,
Thank you Scott, I will try this and report the results when I get the new DIMMs.
By the way, I don´t care too much about the speed. If it works well running at 1333MHz it will be enough, I care about it recognizing the capacity (32gb needed) of my motherboard.
According to the list, the HyperX Hx318c10fb/8 are compatible, i do not find any 8gb DIMM ddr3 compatible with the DP67BG available in my country.
if I'd follow these steps and made the 4 DIMMs work at 1333MHz, would you recommend to leave them at that speed? or should I take the risk and raise it?
If therefore, they worked well this once, is that enough to believe they´re stable, or will it depend of the software i'd use? (I use this system to run CPU rendering softwares, in my i7 2600)
My opinion: If you want the best chance of this working, stick with the following,
- If you are only ever going to run it at 1333 MHz, then use true 1333 MHz memory; don't buy 1600 MHz or 1866 MHz or 2133 MHz if you can avoid it (they don't always work well at the base speeds).
- Buy memory that *always* operates at 1.5V, regardless of speed.
- Make sure that the memory is organized x8. x16 memory is not [well] supported.
- Never purchase low-profile DIMMs.
Hi Scott. it's been a while
I finally found a native 1333Mhz available DIMM, the Kingston KVR1333D3N9/8G
It seems to be according to your recomendation, Should I go on and buy it?
I am a S/W Engineer, not an EE, so my understanding of their nomenclature is less than perfect. The datasheet says 2Rx8. If I understand correctly, this means each DIMM has two ranks. Having two ranks may mean that you can only use two DIMMs (one in each channel), not four - but, like I said, I am not positive.
Do you have a way to get this memory and test it ahead of paying for it? Do so if you can...
Hope this helps,
Actually I have 4 DIMM working well (16Gb total @1333MHz), the Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G
There is no difference between these and the KVR1333D3N9/8G other than the amount of memory, of course, and these items:
Row Cycle Time (tRCmin)
Refresh to Active/Refresh
Maximum Operating Power
Apart from this, they share the same features, same amount of banks (8), 2Rx8 based on sixteen "X"M x 8-bit (X varies here from 256M to 512M).
So, i think there could be a winner. By the way I can test them and send them back if they don't work, the only problem and the reason I ask is because they come from 1200 km away (shipping cost).
Thank you again Scott.
Ok, I have installed four KVR1333D3N9/8G DIMMs and they work perfectly, no need to change any BIOS configuration.
I have now 32GB RAM working just fine.
Thank you for your support. It was very helpful.