System Memory for the Intel® Desktop Board DQ57TM and DQ57TML






Memory features
Supported memory configurations
Tested memory

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

  • Two independent memory channels with interleaved mode support
  • Support for non-ECC, unbuffered, single-sided or double-sided DIMMs with x8 organization
  • 16 GB maximum total system memory (with 2 Gb memory technology)
  • Minimum total system memory: 1 GB using 1 Gb x8 modules
  • Serial presence detect
  • DDR3 1333 MHz and DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM DIMMs

To be fully compliant with all applicable Intel SDRAM memory specifications, the board should be populated with DIMMs that support the serial presence detect (SPD) data structure. If your memory modules do not support SPD, you will see a notification to this effect on the screen at power up. The BIOS will attempt to configure the memory controller for normal operation.

The 32-bit operating systems are limited to a maximum of 4 GB of memory. These operating systems will report less than 4 GB because of the memory used by add-in graphics cards and other system resources.

When using a processor without Intel® Graphics Technology, memory must be installed in either or both of the DIMM 0 (blue) memory sockets for the system to boot.

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Supported memory configurations

DIMM Capacity Configuration SDRAM Density SDRAM Organization Front-side/Back-side Number of SDRAM Devices
1 GB SS 1 Gbit 1 GB x 8 / empty 8
2 GB DS 1 Gbit 1 GB x 8 / 1 GB x 8 16
2 GB SS 2 Gbit 2 GB x 8 / empty 8
4 GB DS 2 Gbit 2 GB x 8 / 2 GB x 8 16


“DS” refers to double-sided memory modules (containing two rows of SDRAM) and “SS” refers to single-sided memory modules (containing one row of SDRAM).

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Tested memory

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

Module Supplier/Module 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
Micron* CT25664BA1339A.16FG 2 GB 1333 9/9/2009 Non-ECC 2Rx8 1046 Micron MT41J128M8JP-125:G
Micron MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4G1 2 GB 1333 9/9/2009 Non-ECC 2Rx8 1046 Micron MT41J128M8JP-125:G


Related topics
DDR, DDR2, and DDR3 memory
Single and multi-channel memory modes
Troubleshooting system memory issues