Desktop Boards
Intel® Desktop Board DB85FL
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, with the option to raise the voltage to support higher performance DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs.
  • 1.35V Low Voltage DDR3 DIMMs (JEDEC specification).
  • Two independent memory channels with interleaved mode support.
  • Unbuffered, single-sided, or double-sided DIMMs with the following restriction: Does not support double-sided x16 DIMMs.
  • 32 GB maximum total system memory (with 4 GB memory technology).
  • Minimum recommended total system memory: 1 GB.
  • Non-ECC DIMMs.
  • Serial Presence Detect (SPD).
  • DDR3 1333 MHz to DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM DIMMs.
  • XMP version 1.3 performance profile support for memory speeds up to 1600 MHz.

For full compliance with applicable Intel SDRAM memory specifications, the board requires DIMMs supporting Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data structure. The BIOS reads the SPD data, and programs the chipset to configure memory settings accurately for optimum performance. If non-SPD memory is installed, performance and reliability can be impacted, or the DIMMs do not function under the determined frequency.

Low-profile DIMMs
Low-profile (half-height) memory modules can cause any of the following symptoms:

  • System is unable to boot (stuck at POST code E0, 27, or 2E)
  • System displays intermittent lock up issues in the operating system if left unattended
  • System randomly reboots itself

Intel has discovered that there is a marginality issue between Intel® Desktop Boards and certain low-profile DIMMs, causing the observed issues above. During internal testing and working with memory vendors of low-profile DIMMs, all testing indicated that the board and low-profile DIMMs are not outside of specifications.

Due to the observed issues above, Intel does not recommend using any low-profile DIMMs with Intel® Desktop Boards.

Supported memory configurations

DIMM Capacity Configuration SDRAM Density SDRAM Organization Front-side/Back-side Number of SDRAM Devices
1 GB Single-sided 1 Gbit 128 M x 8 / empty 8
2 GB Double-sided 1 Gbit 128 M x 8 / 128 M x 8 16
4 GB Double-sided 2 Gbit 256 M x 8 / 256 M x 8 16
4 GB Single-sided 4 Gbit 512 M x 8 / empty 8
8 GB Double-sided 4 Gbit 512 M x 8 / 512 M x 8 16

Tested memory

Computer Memory Test Labs* (CMTL) tests third-party memory for compatibility with Intel boards as requested by memory manufacturers. See the CMTL Advanced Tested Memory List for this Intel® Desktop Board.

The table lists parts which passed testing during development. These part numbers are not always readily available throughout the product life cycle.

Module manufacturer Module part number Module size (GB) Module speed (MHz) XMP speed (MHz) Component manufacturer Component part number
Corsair* CM3X1G1600C7D 1 GB 1600 n/a Corsair CM3X1G1600C7D
Corsair CMT4GX3M2A1600C7 4 GB (2x2 GB) 1333 1600 Corsair CMT4GX3M2A1600C7
Corsair CMZ8GX3M4X1600C9 (XMP1.3) 8 GB (4x2 GB) 1333 1600 Corsair CMZ8GX3M4X1600C9
G.SKILL* F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8 GB (2x4 GB) 1600 1600 G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9Q-8GBZL 8 GB (4x2 GB) 1600 1600 G.SKILL F3-12800CL9Q-8GBZL
Hynix * HMT325U6CFR8C-PB 2 GB 1600 n/a Hynix H5TQ2G83CFR
Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-PB 4 GB 1600 n/a Hynix H5TQ2G83CFR
Hynix HMT41GU6MFR8C-PB 8 GB 1600 n/a Hynix H5TQ4G83MFR
Kingston* KVR1333D3N9 (full-height) 1 GB 1333 n/a ELPIDA* J1108BDSE-DJ-F
Kingston KVR1333D3N9 (full-height) 2 GB 1333 n/a Kingston D1288JPNDPLD9U
Kingston KVR16N11H/2 2 GB 1600 n/a Kingston KVR16N11H/2
Kingston KVR1333D3N9 (full-height) 4 GB 1333 n/a Hynix H5TQ2G83AFR
Kingston KVR16N11H/4 4 GB 1600 n/a Kingston KVR16N11H/4
Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX 4 GB (2x2 GB) 1333 1600 Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX
Kingston KHX1866C9D3K2/4GX 4 GB (2x2 GB) 1333 1866 Kingston KHX1866C9D3K2/4GX
Kingston KTA-MP1333/8G 8 GB 1333 n/a Hynix H5TC4G83MFR
Kingston KHX1600C10D3B1/8G 8 GB 1600 n/a Kingston KHX1600C10D3B1/8G
Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX 8 GB (2x4 GB) 1600 n/a Kingston KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX
Micron* MT8JTF12864AY-1G4D1 1 GB 1333 n/a Micron MT8JTF12864AY-1G4D1
Micron MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4F1 2 GB 1333 n/a Micron MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4F1
Micron MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4D 4 GB 1333 n/a Micron MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4D
Qimonda* IMNH1GU13A1F1C-XPH 1 GB 1600 n/a Qimonda IMNH1GU13A1F1C-XPH
Qimonda AXH860UD20-16H 2 GB 1600 n/a Qimonda AXH860UD20-16H
Samsung* M378B2873DZ1-CF8 1 GB 1066 n/a Samsung K4B1G0846D-HCF8
Samsung M378B2873EH1-CH9 1 GB 1333 n/a Samsung K4B1G0846E-HCH9
Samsung M378B5673DZ1-CF8 2 GB 1066 n/a Samsung K4B1G0846D-HCF8
Samsung M378B5673DZ1-CH9 2 GB 1333 n/a Samsung K4B1G0846D-HCH9
Samsung M378B5273BH1-CF8 4 GB 1066 n/a Samsung K4B2G0846B-HCF8
Samsung M378B5273BH1-CF9 4 GB 1333 n/a Samsung K4B2G0846B-HCH9
Samsung M378B1G73AH0-CH9 8 GB 1333 n/a Samsung K4B4G0846A-HCH9
Samsung M378B1G73BH0-CK0 8 GB 1600 n/a Samsung K4B4G0846B-HCK0

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board DB85FL

Solution ID: CS-034217
Last Modified: 17-Nov-2014
Date Created: 15-Apr-2013