System Memory for Intel® Desktop Board DQ87PG





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: DIMMs with x16 organization are not supported
  • 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 1600 MHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, and DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM 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. 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
2 GB Single-sided 2 Gbit 128 M x 16/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.

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 M3OHYMH3J4130G2C5Z 2 GB 1333
ADATA AX3U1600GB2G9 2 GB 1600
ADATA AD63I1B1624EU 2 GB 1333
ADATA AM2U16BC4P2-B 4 GB 1600
Elpida EBJ10UE8BAFA-AG-E 1 GB 1066
Elpida EBJ10UE8BDF0 1 GB 1333
Elpida EBJ21UE8BBF0 2 GB 1066
Elpida EBJ21UE8BBF0-DJ-F 2 GB 1333
Hynix HMT112U6BFR8C-G7 1 GB 1066
Hynix HMT112U6TFR8C-H9 1 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
Kingston HP497156-C01-ELB 1 GB 1333
Kingston KHX1600C9D3 2 GB 1600
Micron MT8JTF12864AY 1 GB 1066
Micron MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1 1 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
Qimonda IMSH1GU13A1F1C 1 GB 1066
Qimonda IMSH2GU13A1F1C 2 GB 1333
Qimonda IMSH51U03A1F1C 512 MB 1066
Samsung M378B22873DZ1-CH9 1 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 M378B2873EH1-CF8 1 GB 1066
Samsung M378B5673DZ1-CF8 2 GB 1066