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GA-EP45-DS3L with TWIN2X4096-6400C5


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Hello, im a hair away from making a my new computer.


Was planning on

cpu: Intel E5200

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3L

Then the ram part is the question

I know "TWIN2X4096-6400C5" is supportet.

However "TWIN2X4096-6400C5 G" just came into the store they cost a tiny bit more.

As a side note is TWIN2X4096-6400C5D but there i guess its the heatspreader that makes the cost go up a bit more


Any diffrence at all exept the look, Like heat spread or are they just produced at a diffrent time there for the look?

Both seem to have the same latency.


Also i know a pair of "TWIN2X4096-6400C5" would work, but if i put a total of 4 modules total 8Gig ram in would that work?

Then again TWIN2X4096-6400C5D is also close.


I intead to get 8Gig total so what would be better in your opinion


TWIN2X4096-6400C5 G


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First of all,


the "TWIN2X4096-6400C5 G" and the "TWIN2X4096-6400C5" are the same modules. The "G" is an indicator that those modules are Rohs compliant (lead free).


that being said, lets get on with the most important part:


When people add 2 more modules in their system, you can imagine that the memory controller has higher load then with just 2 modules.

(compare it to 2 people going through a door or 4 people at the same time)

this could result in issues with your system, either on the short or long term.


you can do some research about it here: http://www.houseofhelp.com/v3/showth...gabyte+X38-DS5


Those who want to be secure in their system either purchase a single kit of the DRAM capacity that the four singles have or drop the bandwidth of their current modules.


so either use the 6400C5 modules and lower the speed to DDR667 or get a quadkit (like this) to maintain at DDR800.

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