Hardware Secrets
Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Search
Recommended
Upgrading and Repairing PCs (21st Edition)
Upgrading and Repairing PCs (21st Edition), by Scott Mueller (Que Publishing), starting at $28.94


Home » Motherboard
Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard
Author: Gabriel Torres 15,577 views
Type: First Look Last Updated: November 29, 2012
Page: 3 of 9
Memory Support

AMD CPUs have an embedded memory controller, meaning that it is the processor, not the chipset, that defines what memory technologies you can have and the maximum amount of memory that is possible. The motherboard, however, may have a limitation as to how much memory can be installed.

The integrated memory controller from socket FM2 processors supports DDR3 memories up to 1,866 MHz. Unlike competing models, the F2A85X-UP4 doesn’t support memories above DDR3-1866.

The Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 has four memory sockets. Since DDR3 memory modules can be found in capacities up to 8 GB, you can have up to 32 GB with this motherboard if you use four 8 GB modules.

In order to enable the dual-channel mode, you must install two or four memory modules. On the Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4, the first and third memory sockets are black, while the second and fourth are gray. In order to enable the dual-channel mode when installing two memory modules, you must install the modules in the black sockets.

Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 Motherboard
click to enlarge
Figure 3: Memory sockets; install two or four modules for the best performance

Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article « Previous |  Page 3 of 9  | Next »

Related Content
  • A8-3850 vs. Core i3-2100 CPU Review
  • A10-5800K vs. Core i3-3220 CPU Review
  • ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 Motherboard
  • MSI FM2-A85XA-GD65 Motherboard
  • ECS A85F2-A Golden Motherboard

  • RSSLatest Content
    ASUS ZenFone 5 Smartphone Review
    October 15, 2014 - 7:00 PM
    ASUS AM1M-A Motherboard
    October 15, 2014 - 4:30 AM
    ASRock X99 Extreme4 Motherboard
    October 14, 2014 - 4:10 AM
    Cooler Master Elite 130 Case Review
    October 9, 2014 - 2:46 AM
    ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME Motherboard
    October 7, 2014 - 2:50 AM
    ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer Motherboard
    October 6, 2014 - 5:40 AM
    ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard
    September 30, 2014 - 1:07 AM
    MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Laptop Review
    September 25, 2014 - 1:15 AM







    2004-14, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)