Desktop Boards
Intel® Desktop Board DG965MQ
System Memory

Updated: May 2008

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

  • 1.8 V (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.
  • 8 GB maximum total system memory using DDR2 667 or DDR2 533 DIMMs.
  • 4 GB maximum total system memory using DDR2 800 DIMMs.
  • Minimum total system memory: 512 MB.
  • Non-ECC DIMMs.
  • Serial Presence Detect.
  • DDR2 800, DDR2 667, or DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM DIMMs.
  • DDR2 800 DIMMs with SPD timings of only 5-5-5 or 6-6-6 (tCL-tRCD-tRP).
Note A minimum of 512 MB of system memory is required to fully enable both the onboard graphics and the manageability engine.
Note To be fully compliant with all applicable DDR SDRAM memory specifications, the board should be populated with DIMMs that support 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 will attempt to correctly configure the memory settings, but performance and reliability may be impacted or the DIMMs may not function under the determined frequency.

Supported DIMM configurations
The following table lists the 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
DDR2 533 256 Mbit 128 MB 512 MB 2 GB
DDR2 533 512 Mbit 256 MB 1 GB 4 GB
DDR2 533 1 Gbit 512 MB 2 GB 8 GB
DDR2 667 256 Mbit 128 MB 512 MB 2 GB
DDR2 667 512 Mbit 256 MB 1 GB 4 GB
DDR2 667 1 Gbit 512 MB 2 GB 8 GB
DDR2 800 256 Mbit 128 MB 512 MB 2 GB
DDR2 800 512 Mbit 256 MB 1 GB 4 GB

Note Regardless of the DIMM type used, the memory frequency will either be equal to or less than the processor system bus frequency. For example, if DDR2 800 memory is used with a 533 MHz system bus frequency processor, the memory will operate at 533 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
DDR2 533 533 MHz 533 MHz
DDR2 533 800 MHz 533 MHz
DDR2 533 1066 MHz 533 MHz
DDR2 667 533 MHz 533 MHz
DDR2 667 800 MHz 667 MHz
DDR2 667 1066 MHz 667 MHz
DDR2 800 533 MHz 533 MHz
DDR2 800 800 MHz 800 MHz
DDR2 800 1066 MHz 800 MHz

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 was either tested by the memory vendor or by Intel using this test plan. These part numbers may not be readily available throughout the product life cycle.

The table below lists parts which passed testing conducted using Intel's Self Test program for Intel® Desktop Board DG965MQ.

Module Supplier / Moduel 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* CT12864AA53E.8FE 1 GB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC SSx8 0648 Micron* MT47H128M8HQ
Crucial CT12864AA667.16FB 1 GB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0602 Micron MT47H64M8CB-3:B
Crucial CT12864AA667.16FD 1 GB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0650 Micron MT47H64M8B6
Crucial CT12864AA80E.16FD 1 GB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0610 Micron MT47H64M8B6-25E:D
Crucial CT25664AA53E.16FE 2 GB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC DSx8 0650 Micron MT47H128M8HQ
Crucial CT3264AA667.4FB 256 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0527 Micron MT47H32M16CC-3:B
Crucial CT3264AA667.4FD 256 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0604 Micron MT47H32M16BN
Crucial CT6464AA53E.4FE 512 MB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC SSx16 0648 Micron MT47H64M16HR
Crucial CT6464AA667.4FE 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0701 Micron MT47H64M16HR
Crucial CT6464AA667.8FB 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0543 Micron MT47H64M8CB-3:B
Crucial CT6464AA667.8FB 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0542 Micron MT47H64M8CB
Crucial CT6464AA80E.8FD 512 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0610 Micron MT47H64M8B6-25E:D
Crucial CT12864AA667.16FB 512MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0548 Micron MT47H64M8CB
Hynix* HYMP512U64AP8-S5 AB 1 GB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0549 Hynix HY5PS12821A FP-5S 529A
Hynix HYMP564U64AP8-S5 AA 512 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0535 Hynix HY5PS12821A FP-5S 529A
Kingston* KVR800D2N5/1G 1 GB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 N/A Micron MT47H64M8B6-25E:d
Kingston KVR800D2N5/512 512 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 N/A Micron MT47H64M8B6-25E:d
Micron MT16HTF12864AY-53ED4 1 GB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC DSx8 0621 Micron MT47H64M8B6
Micron MT16HTF12864AY-667A3 1 GB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0508 Micron MT47H64M8BT-3:A
Micron MT16HTF12864AY-667B3 1 GB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0602 Micron MT47H64M8CB-3:B
Micron MT16HTF12864AY-667D4 1 GB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0650 Micron MT47H64M8B6
Micron MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4 1 GB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0610 Micron MT47H64M8B6-25E:D
Micron MT8HTF12864AY-53EE1 1 GB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC SSx8 0648 Micron MT47H128M8HQ
Micron MT8HTF12864AY-667E1 1 GB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0651 Micron MT47H128M8HQ
Micron MT16HTF25664AY-53EE1 2 GB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC DSx8 0650 Micron MT47H128M8HQ
Micron MT16HTF25664AY-800E1 2 GB 800 6-6-6 Non-ECC DSx8 0716 Micron MT47H128M8HQ
Micron MT4HTF3264AY-53ED3 256 MB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC SSx16 0612 Micron MT47H32M16BN
Micron MT4HTF3264AY-667B1 256 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0527 Micron MT47H32M16CC-3:B
Micron MT4HTF3264AY-667D3 256 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0604 Micron MT47H32M16BN
Micron MT4HTF3264AY-80ED3 256 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0611 Micron MT47H32M16BN-25E:D
Micron MT4HTF6464AY-53EE1 512 MB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC SSx16 0648 Micron MT47H64M16HR
Micron MT4HTF6464AY-667E1 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0701 Micron MT47H64M16HR
Micron MT8HTF6464AY-53ED7 512 MB 533 4-4-4 Non-ECC SSx8 0610 Micron MT47H64M8B6
Micron MT8HTF6464AY-667B3 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0542 Micron MT47H64M8CB
Micron MT8HTF6464AY-667B3 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0542 Micron MT47H64M8CB-3:B
Micron MT8HTF6464AY-667D7 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0646 Micron MT47H64M8B6
Micron MT8HTF6464AY-80ED4 512 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0610 Micron MT47H64M8B6-25E:D
Micron MT8HTF6464AY-80ED4 512 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0610 Micron MT47H64M8B6
Micron MT16HTF12864AY-667B3 512MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0548 Micron MT47H64M8CB
Micron MT4HTF6464AY-800E1 512 MB 800 6-6-6 Non-ECC SSx16 0752 Micron MT47H64M16HR
Samsung* M378T2953CZ3-CE6 1 GB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0518 Samsung K4T51083QC-ZCE6
Samsung M378T2953CZ3-CE7 1 GB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0548 Samsung K4T51083QC-ZCE7
Samsung M378T2953EZ3-CE6 1 GB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0702 Samsung K4T51083QE-ZCE6
Samsung M378T2953EZ3-CE7 1 GB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0705 Samsung K4T51083QE-ZCE7
Samsung M378T2953EZ3-CF7 1 GB 800 6-6-6 Non-ECC DSx8 0704 Samsung K4T51083QE-ZCF7
Samsung M378T3354CZ3-CE6 256 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0522 Samsung K4T51163QC-ZCE6
Samsung M378T3354EZ3-CE6 256 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0704 Samsung K4T51163QE-ZCE6
Samsung M378T3354EZ3-CE7 256 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx16 0704 Samsung K4T51163QE-ZCE7
Samsung M378T3354EZ3-CF7 256 MB 800 6-6-6 Non-ECC SSx16 0705 Samsung K4T51163QE-ZCF7
Samsung M378T6553CZ3-CE6 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0525 Samsung K4T51083QC-ZCE6
Samsung M378T6553CZ3-CE7 512 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0548 Samsung K4T51083QC-ZCE7
Samsung M378T6553EZ3-CE6 512 MB 667 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0705 Samsung K4T51083QE-ZCE6
Samsung M378T6553EZ3-CE7 512 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0705 Samsung K4T51083QE-ZCE7
Samsung M378T6553EZ3-CF7 512 MB 800 6-6-6 Non-ECC SSx16 0705 Samsung K4T51083QE-ZCF7
WINTAC 39138284C;W31008 1 GB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC DSx8 0631 Samsung K4T51083QC-ZCE7 Green C Die
WINTAC 39128284C;W31007 512 MB 800 5-5-5 Non-ECC SSx8 0631 Samsung K4T51083QC-ZCE7 Green C Die

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board DG965MQ



Solution ID: CS-026611
Last Modified: 09-Oct-2014
Date Created: 24-May-2007
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