Desktop Boards
Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK
System memory

System memory features

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

  • 1.5 V DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs with gold plated contacts, with the option to raise the voltage to support higher performance DDR3 SDRAM DIMMs.
  • 1.35 V 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
  • DDR3 1600 MHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, and DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM DIMMs. Third-generation Intel® Core™ Processors are the only processor family that supports DDR3 1600 MHz DIMMs.
  • XMP version 1.3 performance profile support for memory speeds of 1600 Mhz or lower.

For full compliance with applicable Intel SDRAM memory specifications, the board requires DIMMs supporting the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data structure. Using DIMMs that support SPD, allows 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, but performance and reliability can be impacted. Also, the DIMMs might not function under the specified frequency.

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
2 GB Single-sided 2 Gbit 256 M x 8 / empty 8
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 tested memory list for this Intel® Desktop Board.

The table below lists parts that passed testing during development. The Intel internal tested memory part numbers might not be readily available throughout the product life cycle.

Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz)
Apacer* 240P 1 GB 1333
Elpida* EBJ10UE8BAFA-AG-E 1 GB 1066
Elpida EBJ10UE8BDF0 1 GB 1333
Elpida EBJ21UE8BBF0-DJ-F 2 GB 1333
G.Skill* F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 4 GB 1600
Geil* GOC316GB1333C9DC 8 GB 1333
Hynix* HMT351U6CFR8C-PB 4 GB 1600
Kingston* KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX 2 GB 1600
Micron* MT16JTF25664AY-1G1D1 2 GB 1066
Micron MT16JTF25664AY-1G4D1 2 GB 1333
Micron MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4D1 4 GB 1333
Micron MT16JTF1G64AZ-1G6D1 8 GB 1600
Samsung* M378B5673FH0-CH9 2 GB 1333
Samsung M378B5273DH0-CH9 4 GB 1333
Samsung M378B2873EH1-CF8 1 GB 1066
Samsung M378B5673DZ1-CF8 2 GB 1066
Samsung M378B1G73BH0-CK0 8 GB 1600
Transcend* 587886-0279 2 GB 1600
Transcend 58788-0219 4 GB 1600

This applies to:

Intel® Desktop Board DQ77MK

Solution ID: CS-033496
Last Modified: 01-Oct-2012
Date Created: 29-Apr-2012
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