Suitable RAM for Gigabyte GA--MA78GPM-DS2H Motherboard
Posted on 2008-10-24
I am about to have a computer built using the Gigabyte GA-MS78GPM-DS2H motherboard and I am thoroughly confused about suitable ram after looking at the Gigabyte web site. The reason for the selection of this M/B is that it will support 16 GB ram and has an HDMI port, among other various items.
I want to use either the G Skill PC8500 1066 Mhz DDR2 (4 X 2 GB) OR the OCZ Reaper HPC PC8500 1066 DDR2 (4 X 2 GB). I would be using a total of 8 GB of ram. the quoted price for the G Skill is $239.99 and the OCZ is 289.99, installed. I would have the ram installed as dual channel.
My Processor will be the AMD Phenom Quad 9750, 2.4 GHz. This will be a 64 bit machine. I plan on using Photoshop CS4 in this computer and almost nothing else.
So far so you see any possible compatibility problems? As I stated before after reading the Gigabyte home page concerning this motherboard I was very confused about the use of 1066 ram. Their qualified vendors list was of no help.
If there is anything else you need to know, please ask.