System Memory for Intel® Desktop Board DQ77KB





System memory features
The board has two SO-DIMM sockets and supports the following memory features:

  • 1.5V DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMMs with gold-plated contacts, with the option to raise the voltage to support higher-performance DDR3 SDRAM SO-DIMMs.
  • 1.35V low voltage DDR3 SO-DIMMs (JEDEC specification).
  • Two independent memory channels with interleaved mode support.
  • Unbuffered, single-sided, or double-sided SO-DIMMs with the following restriction: Does not support double-sided x16 SO-DIMMs.
  • 16 GB maximum total system memory (with 4 Gb memory technology).
  • Minimum recommended total system memory: 1 GB.
  • Non-ECC SO-DIMMs.
  • Serial presence detect.
  • DDR3 1600 MHz, DDR3 1333 MHz, and DDR3 1066 MHz SDRAM SO-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 SO-DIMMs supporting the serial presence detect (SPD) data structure. Using SO-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 SO-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.

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


Module manufacturer Module part number Module size Module speed (MHz)
Crucial CT25664BC1339.M8FMR 2 GB 1333
Elixir M2N2G64CB8HC5N-CG 2 GB 1333
G.Skill F3-12800CL9S-2GBSQ 2 GB 1600
Hynix HMT112S6TFR8C-H9 1 GB 1333
Hynix HMT125S6TFR8C-H9 2 GB 1333
Kingston KVR1333D3S9/1G 1 GB 1333
Kingston KHX1600C9S3P1K2/8G 4 GB 1600
Patriot PSD38G1600SK 4 GB 1600
Samsung M471B2873GB0-CK0 1 GB 1600
Samsung M471B5773DH0-CK0 2 GB 1600
Samsung M471B5673EH1-FC8 2 GB 1066
Samsung M471B1G73BH0-CK0 8 GB 1600


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