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System Memory for the Intel® Desktop Board D945GCNL

Last Reviewed: 15-Dec-2016
Article ID: 000006603

System memory features
The board has two DIMM sockets and supports the following memory features:

  • 1.8V (only) DDR2 SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated contacts.
  • Unbuffered, single-sided, or double-sided DIMMs with the following restriction: double-sided DIMMs with x16 organization are not supported.
  • 2 GB maximum total system memory.
  • Minimum total system memory: 128 MB.
  • Non-ECC DIMMs.
  • Serial Presence Detect.
  • DDR2 667, DDR2 533 or DDR2 400 MHz SDRAM DIMMs.
  • Remove the PCI Express x16 video card before installing or upgrading memory to avoid interference with the memory retention mechanism.
  • Regardless of the DIMM type used, the memory frequency is either equal to or less than the processor system Bus frequency. For example, if DDR2 533 memory is used with an 800 MHz system Bus frequency processor, the memory works at 533 MHz.
  • To be fully compliant with applicable Intel® SDRAM specifications, the board should have DIMMs supporting the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data structure. If your memory modules do not support SPD, a notification displays on the screen at power up. The BIOS tries to configure the memory controller for normal operation.

Supported DIMM configurations
The following table lists the supported DIMM configurations.

DIMM Capacity Configuration SDRAM Density SDRAM Organization Front/Back Number of SDRAM Devices
128 MB SS 256 Mbit 16 M x 16/empty 4 4
256 MB SS 256 Mbit 32 M x 8/empty 8 8
256 MB SS 512 Mbit 32 M x 16/empty 4 4
512 MB DS 256 Mbit 32 M x 8/32 M x 8 16 16
512 MB SS 512 Mbit 64 M x 8/empty 8 8
512 MB SS 1 Gbit 64 M x 16/empty 4 4
1024 MB DS 512 Mbit 64 M x 8/64 M x 8 16 16
1024 MB SS 1 Gbit 128 M x 8/empty 8 8
Note In the second column, “DS” stands for double-sided memory modules (two rows of SDRAM). “SS” stands for single-sided memory modules (one row of SDRAM).

Tested memory

3rd party tested memory*
3rd party tested memory occurs as requested by the memory vendors and is tested at an independent memory house that is not a part of Intel - Computer Memory Test Labs (CMTL).

Vendor self tested memory
Intel supplies the memory vendors that participate in this program with a common memory test plan to use as a basic checkout of the memory stability. Memory listed here completed testing by the memory vendor or by Intel using this test plan. These part numbers might not be readily available throughout the product life cycle.

The table below lists parts which passed testing conducted using the Intel Self Test program for the Intel® Desktop Board D945GCNL.

Module Supplier/Module Part Number Module Size Module Speed (MHz)1 Latency CL-tRCD-tRP ECC or Non-ECC? DIMM Organization Module Date Code Component Used/Comp Part Number
Corsair* VS256MB667D2 256 MB 667   Non-ECC      
ELPIDA* EBE11UD8AEFA-6E-E 1 GB 667 5/5/5 Non-ECC DSX8 514 ELPIDA E5108AE-6E-E
Hynix* HYMP512U64CP8-Y5-AB 1 GB 667 5/5/5 Non-ECC DSX8 649 Hynix HY5PS12821CFP-Y5
Hynix HYMP532U64CP6 256 MB 667 5/5/5 Non-ECC SSX8 626 Hynix HY5PS121621CFP-Y5
Hynix HYMP564U64BP8-S6 AB 512 MB 667   Non-ECC      
Hynix HYMP564U64P8-E3 512 MB 400 3/3/3 Non-ECC SSX8 505 Hynix HY5PS12821FP-E3
Infineon* HYS64T32000HU-2.5-B 256 MB 800 6/6/6 Non-ECC      
Infineon HYS64T32000HU-3S-B 256 MB 667 5/5/5 Non-ECC SSX16 540 QIMONDA* HYB18T512160BF-3S
Infineon HYS64T3200HU-3.7-A 256 MB 533 4/4/4 Non-ECC SSX16 526 Infineon HY18T512160AF-3.7
Infineon HYS64T6400HU-2.5B 512 MB 800 6/6/6 Non-ECC SSX8 646 QIMONDA HYB18T5128008F-25
Kingston* KVR667D2N5 256 MB 667 5/5/5 Non-ECC      
Micron* MT4HTF3264AY-53EB1 256 MB 533 4/4/4 Non-ECC SSX16 524 Micron MT47H32M16CC
Micron MT4HTF3264AY-800D3 256 MB 800 6/6/6 Non-ECC SSX16 646 Micron MT47H32M16BN
Micron MT4HTF5264AY-667B2 256 MB 667   Non-ECC      
NANYA* NT1GT64U8HB0BY-25D 1 GB 800 6/6/6 Non-ECC DSX8 703 NANYA NTSTU66M88E-25D
NANYA NT512T64U88B0BY-25D 512 MB 800 6/6/6 Non-ECC SSX8 626 NANYA NTSTU66M88E-25D
Patriot* PSD21G6672 1 GB 667 5/5/5 Non-ECC DSX8 446 Micron MT47H64M8BT-3
PSC* AL6E8E63B-8E1K 512 MB 800   Non-ECC      
RAMAXEL* RML1520HB38D6F-667 512 MB 667   Non-ECC      
Samsung* KRM378T2953CZ0-CE6 1 GB 667 5/5/5 Non-ECC DSX8 552 Samsung K4T51083QC
Samsung M378T6453FGO-CD5 512 MB 533 4/4/4 Non-ECC DSX8 422 Samsung K4T56083QF-GC05
Samsung M378T6553CZ3-CF7 512 MB 800 6/6/6 Non-ECC SSX8 641 Samsung K4T51083QC-ZCF7
SMART* TB4D2667C58D 1 GB 667   Non-ECC      
Super Talent* T800UB1GC4 1 GB 800   Non-ECC      

1 800 MHz memory works at 667 MHz.

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