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Memory for the SuperMicro X7SPA-H-D525-0

I recently bought the SuperMicro X7SPA-H-D525-0 motherboard. The Micron memory listed as compatible by SuperMicro was no longer available. I then checked Kingston's compatibility list. It listed two options for this motherboard.

Some blog- and forum posts mentioned using similar Kingston memory for similar SuperMicro motherboards. Taking the Atom D525 CPU in to account, I decided to order the first stick on Kingston's compatibility list. It didn't work.

I hadn't been able to find anyone mentioning my exact motherboard. There were plenty using similar motherboards (such as the HF, with IPMI) and all seemed to use Kingston, or memory that just wasn't available anymore. So I went ahead and ordered the second stick on Kingston's compatibility list. I think you can guess where this is going...

It didn't work. After a couple additional evenings of searching I finally found someone mentioning that they used this specific motherboard in combination with the Corsair CMSO2GX3M1A1333C9 (I lost this reference). I can confirm that this works. For the X7SPA-H-D525-0 you can use the Corsair CMSO2GX3M1A1333C9, and luckily it is widely available.

I figured I would just post this, in case anyone else was planning to get that motherboard...