Desktop Boards
Intel® Desktop Board DX38BT
System Memory

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

  • 1.5V DDR3 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.
  • 8 GB maximum total system memory using DDR3 1333, DDR3 1066 or DDR3 800 MHz DIMMs.
  • Minimum total system memory: 256 MB
  • Non-ECC and ECC DIMMs
  • Serial Presence Detect
  • DDR3 1333, DDR3 1066, or DDR3 800 MHz SDRAM DIMMs
Note 8 GB maximum total memory is subject to availability of 2GB memory modules.
Note To be fully compliant with applicable DDR SDRAM memory specifications, the board should have DIMMs supporting the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data structure. This enables the BIOS to read the SPD data and program the chipset to accurately configure memory settings for optimum performance. If non-SPD memory is installed, the BIOS tries to correctly configure the memory settings. Performance and reliability can be impacted or the DIMMs might not function under the determined frequency.

Supported DIMM configurations

DIMM Type

SDRAM Technology

Smallest usable DIMM (one x16 Single-sided DIMM)

Largest usable DIMM (one x8 Double-sided DIMM)

Maximum capacity with four identical x8 Double-sided DIMMs

DDR3 800

512 Mbit

256 MB

1 GB

4 GB

DDR3 800

1 Gbit

512 MB

2 GB

8 GB

DDR3 1066

512 Mbit

256 MB

1 GB

4 GB

DDR3 1066

1 Gbit

512 MB

2 GB

8 GB

DDR3 1333

512 Mbit

256 MB

1 GB

4 GB

DDR3 1333

1 Gbit

512 MB

2 GB

8 GB

Note Regardless of the DIMM type used, the memory frequency is either equal to or less than the processor system Bus frequency. For example, if DDR3 1333 memory is used with a 1066 MHz system Bus frequency processor, the memory operates at 1066 MHz. The table below lists the resulting operating memory frequencies based on the combination of DIMMs and processors.

DIMM Type

Processor system bus frequency

Resulting memory frequency

DDR3 800

800 MHz

800 MHz

DDR3 800

1066 MHz

800 MHz

DDR3 800

1333 MHz

800 MHz

DDR3 1066

800 MHz

800 MHz

DDR3 1066

1066 MHz

1066 MHz

DDR3 1066

1333 MHz

1066 MHz

DDR3 1333

800 MHz

800 MHz

DDR3 1333

1066 MHz

1066 MHz

DDR3 1333

1333 MHz

1333 MHz

Tested memory

For more on Intel® XMP-ready DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs, see Memory Tuning.

Third-party tested memory*
Third-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 that passed testing using the Intel Self Test program for Intel® Desktop Board DX38BT.

Module Supplier / Module Part Number Module Size Module Speed (Mhz) Latency CL-tRCD-tRP ECC or Non-ECC? DIMM Organization Module Date Code Component Used / Comp Part Number
Crucial* CT6464AA667.4SFB 512MB 1066 7-7-7 Non-ECC SSx16 0728 Micron* MT41J64M16LA
Crucial CT6464BA1339.4SFD 512MB 1333 9-9-9 Non-ECC SSx16 0748 Micron MT41J64M16LA
ELPIDA* EBJ51UD8BAFA-DG-E 512 MB 1333 8-8-8 Non-ECC SSx8 0702 Elpida J5308BASE-DG-E
Hynix* HYMT125U64ZNF8-G7-AA 2 GB 1066 7-7-7 Non-ECC DSx8 0712 Hynix HY5TQ1G831ZNFP-G7
Hynix HYMT125U64ZNF8-S5-AA 2 GB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0712 Hynix HY5TQ1G831ZNFP-S5
Kingston* KVR1066D3N7/1G 1 GB 1066 7-7-7 Non-ECC DSx8 0740 QIMONDA* IDSH51-03A1F1C-10F
Kingston KVR1333D3N9/1G 1 GB 1333 9-9-9 Non-ECC DSx8 0744 QIMONDA IDSH51-03A1F1C-13H-A1
Kingston KVR1333D3N9/512 512 MB 1333 9-9-9 Non-ECC SSx8 0744 QIMONDA IDSH51-03A1F1C-13H-A1
Kingston KVR1066D3N7/512 512 MB 1066 7-7-7 Non-ECC SSx8 0731 Elpida J5308BASE-AE-E S
Micron MT8JTF12864AY-1G1BZES 1 GB 1066 7-7-7 Non-ECC SSx8 0714 Micron 7GBI2-Z9HWQ
Micron MT8JTF12864AY-80BBYES 1 GB 800 6-6-6 Non-ECC SSx8 0726 Micron 7LBI2-D9GTR
Micron MT16JTF25664AY-1G1BZES 2 GB 1066 7-7-7 Non-ECC DSx8 0714 Micron 7GBI2-Z9HWQ
Micron MT16JTF25664AY-1G4BYES 2 GB 1333 9-9-9 Non-ECC DSx8 0740 Micron 7TBI2-D9GTS
Micron MT16JTF25664AY-80BBYES 2 GB 800 6-6-6 Non-ECC DSx8 0729 Micron 7NBI2-D9GTN
Micron MT4JTF6464AY-1G1BZES 512 MB 1066 7-7-7 Non-ECC SSx16 0715 Micron 7GBI2-Z9HXV
Micron MT4JTF6464AY-80BBYES 512 MB 800 6-6-6 Non-ECC SSx16 0721 Micron 7JBI2-Z9HXN
Micron MT4JTF6464AY-1G1B1 512MB 1066 7-7-7 Non-ECC SSx16 0728 Micron MT41J64M16LA
Micron MT4JTF6464AY-1G4B1 512MB 1333 9-9-9 Non-ECC SSx16 0748 Micron MT41J64M16LA
QIMONDA IMSH1GE13A1F1C-13H 1 GB 1333 9-9-9 Non-ECC DSx8 0710 QIMONDA IDSH51-03A1F1C-13H-A
QIMONDA IMSH1GU13A1F1C-13H 1 GB 1333 9-9-9 Non-ECC DSx8 0727 QIMONDA IDSH51-03A1F1C-13H-A1
QIMONDA IMSH51U03A1F1C-13H 512 MB 1333 9-9-9 Non-ECC SSx8 0712 QIMONDA IDSH51-03A1F1C-13H-A1

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board DX38BT



Solution ID: CS-028330
Last Modified: 03-Oct-2014
Date Created: 16-Sep-2007
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