Desktop Boards
Intel® Desktop Board DH87MC
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)

ADATA*

AD63I1B1624EU

2 GB

1333

ADATA

M3OHYMH3J4130G2C5Z

2 GB

1333

ADATA

AX3U1600GB2G9

2 GB

1600

ADATA

AM2U16BC4P2-B

4 GB

1600

ELPIDA*

EBJ21UE8BBF0

2 GB

1066

ELPIDA

EBJ21UE8BBF0-DJ-F

2 GB

1333

Hynix*

HMT125U6BFR8C-G7

2 GB

1066

Hynix

HMT125U6BFR8C-H9

2 GB

1333

Hynix

HMT325U6BFR8C-PB

2 GB

1600

Hynix

HMT351U6AFR8C-H9

4 GB

1333

Hynix

HMT351U6CFR8C-PB

4 GB

1600

Hynix

HMT41GU6MFR8C-PB

8 GB

1600

KINGSTON*

KHX1600C9D3

2 GB

1600

KINGSTON

KHX2133C9AD3T1K2

2 GB

1333

MICRON

MT16JTF25664AY-1G1D1

2 GB

1066

MICRON

MT16JTF25664AY-1G4D1

2 GB

1333

MICRON

MT8JTF25664AZ-1G6M1

2 GB

1600

MICRON

MT16JTF51264AZ-1G6M1

4 GB

1600

MICRON

MT16JTF1G64AZ-1G6D1

8 GB

1600

QIMONDA*

IMSH2GU13A1F1C

2 GB

1333

SAMSUNG*

M378B5673FH0-CH9

2 GB

1333

SAMSUNG

M378B5773DH0-CK0

2 GB

1600

SAMSUNG

M378B5273DH0-CH9

4 GB

1333

SAMSUNG

M378B5273DH0-CK0

4 GB

1600

SAMSUNG

M391B1G73BH0-CK0

8 GB

1600

SAMSUNG

M378B5673DZ1-CF8

2 GB

1066

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board DH87MC

Solution ID: CS-034214
Last Modified: 22-Oct-2013
Date Created: 15-Apr-2013