DDR2-1142 compatible with Asus Maximus Formula?

dentoomw

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Hello everyone,

I'm in the process of building a new computer mainly for gaming. I live in the Philippines so finding quality parts is sometimes difficult as most parts need to be shipped from overseas. Anyways, my supplier had originally quoted me an Asus Blitz Formula motherboard, which I was quite happy with. Using the memory configurator on the Corsair website, I requested to order the Corsair DDR2-1142 Twin2x2048-9136C5D Dominator set of RAM to go along with the motherboard.

However, a few days ago my supplier contacted me and told me that Asus Taiwan was no longer producing Blitz Formula boards, and offered me instead the newer Maximus Formula board.

This posed a problem for me as now I had to potentially reorder a new set of memory that would add an additional cost to my budget. It was impossible to return the RAM I had already ordered so my question is this: Can DDR2-1142 work on a Maximus board? Will I have any issues here? Or am I really SOL and need to order a new set of RAM? The memory configurator doesn't list the RAM when I checked the Maximus board, but I'm more worried about compatibility rather than recommended modules at this point.

My other option is to go with a Striker board, but I am not fond of nVidia chipsets.

Any help would really be appreciated!
 


Asus Maximus Formula supports DDR2 PC8500 1066 Mhz. Not sure where you come up with DDR2 1142? DDR2 PC6400 800 MHZ works fine in mine.

Dual channel memory architecture
4 x DIMM, support max. 8GB, DDR2-1200*/1066/800/667 MHz, ECC, non-ECC and un-buffered memory
*DDR2 1200 is O.C. speeds.
*Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors Lidts).

http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?modelmenu=2&model=1850&l1=3&l2=11&l3=572&l4=0
 

DrMaV

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Well this is better,

Look at "Recent Updates"

http://www.neoseeker.com/Hardware/Products/corsair_twin2x2048_9136c5d/
 

DrMaV

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Hey dentoomw,

Your Corsair DDR2-1142 Twin2x2048-9136C5D Dominator set are:
XMS9136v1.X...MICRON.........64Mx8...Rev.D

And, as quoted from the corsair support site, "Corsair uses ASUS boards as their test beds", and you've got D9s.

As well, QVL for the Asus mobo, suggests "MICRON" is compatible.

I think your memory will be fine with the board.

 

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