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System memory

System memory features

  • 1.5V DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMMs with gold plated contacts.
  • Support for 1.35V low voltage DDR3 (new JEDEC* specification)
  • Two independent memory channels with interleaved mode support
  • Unbuffered, single-sided or double-sided SO-DIMMs
  • 16 GB maximum total system memory (with 4 GB memory technology).
  • Minimum recommended total system memory: 1024 MB
  • Non-ECC SO-DIMMs
  • Serial Presence Detect
  • XMP profile support for voltage detection
  • DDR3 1600 MHz, DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM SO-DIMMs

The board should be populated with SO-DIMMs that support the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data structure to be compliant with DDR SDRAM memory specifications. The BIOS can then read the SPD data and program the chipset to accurately configure memory settings for optimum performance. If non-SPD memory is installed, the BIOS attempts to correctly configure the memory settings. Performance and reliability can be impacted or the SO-DIMMs might not function under the determined frequency.

Supported memory configurations

SO-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 Advanced Tested Memory List for this board.

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

Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz)
A-DATA* EL73I1B1672ZU 2 GB 1333
A-DATA AD7311C1674EV 4 GB 1333
Hynix HMT451S6MFR8A 4 GB 1333
Hynix HMT41GS6MFR8A 8 GB 1333
Kingston* KVR1333D3S9 4 GB 1333
Micron* MT8KTF51264HZ-1G6 4 GB 1600
Micron MT16KTF1G64HZ-1G6 8 GB 1600
Nanya* NT8GC64C8HB0NS-DI 8 GB 1600
Nanya NT4GC64C88B0NS-DI 4 GB 1600
Nanya NT2GC64CH4B0PS-DI 2 GB 1600
Nanya NT2GC64B8HC0NS-CG 2 GB 1333

Customer-reported compatible
The table below lists parts which have been reported as compatible by owners of the Intel® NUC Kit DC3217BY. Intel has not validated these modules.

Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz)
Crucial* CT51264BF160BJ 4 GB 1600
Crucial CT51264BF1339 4 GB 1333
G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBSQ 4 GB 1600
Patriot* PSD38G1600L2S 8 GB 1600

Customer-reported incompatible
The table below lists parts which have been reported as NOT compatible by owners of the Intel® NUC Kit DC3217BY. Intel has not validated these modules.

Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz) Additional information
Corsair* CMSO8GX3M2A1333C9 8 GB 1333 Reports of random blue screens and instability

Related topic
Troubleshooting memory issues

This applies to:

Intel® NUC Board D33217CK
Intel® NUC Kit DC3217BY

Solution ID: CS-033764
Last Modified: 10-Mar-2014
Date Created: 22-Aug-2012