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8gigs of RAM stable on this?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wgy, 29 Jul 2008.

  1. wgy

    wgy What's a Dremel?

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    Quick question, with RAM coming down in price more and more, i was wondering if 8gbs of PC2-6400 on a DFI X48 based board would be stable,
    with more ram would a workstation bored be better advised? or will DFI's X48 boards cope. The CPU will be a intel quad core incase people were wondering.

    Or is there any point getting PC2-6400 ?? is a higher speed RAM like PC2-8500+ going to add a huge preformace margin?
    Im not intrested in DDR3 as the price is extreme and very few motherboards have support atm as far as im aware.
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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  3. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    look at my computer, 8GB on a cheaper P35.

    no need for workstation board. just make sure you buy GOOD RAM, not value series, company like Corsair won't let you down. run them at recommended settings with recommended voltages will be rock solid
     
  4. wgy

    wgy What's a Dremel?

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    yeah, thought so.

    I did read the article, but it was just 1 quote from that article that made me wonder...


    ""If you're a super multi-tasker, when it comes to 8GB or using four DIMMs things can get a little sketchy depending on the board you use and having used 8GB of memory on a consumer board and a workstation, there's a reason why people buy workstations - because it is absolutely more reliable. If we even waved a hand near our Asus P5Q Deluxe when it had four DIMMs sitting in it, it was enough to make it blue-screen or jitter. In comparison, my workstation has never missed a beat even though it's like an oven in the V1110."" -from more memory better? article


    thanks guys.
     
  5. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    and my Abit iP35 Pro has never missed a beat with its 8GB Corsair RAM.

    search on DFI's forum, see how your motherboard gets on
     
  6. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    generally, some of the older boards don't support 4*2GB dimm configurations, but most more recent ones should be fine... other than that, check the manufacturer forums... i highly doubt that a X48 chipset would have problems with 8GB. just make sure you run a 64 bit OS, obviously... :p
     
  7. wgy

    wgy What's a Dremel?

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    good to know wuyanxu

    and will do BentAnat :)
     
  8. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    Check my system specs. I'm using 8GB in mine and there have been no problems with it at all.

    Andy
     
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    Maybe so but it's not always true - some boards and "lower" chipsets don't like using 4 DIMM slots. Technically an X48 would be better but it depends on the board and BIOS quality.

    DFI has some awesome support forums - check with them.
     
  10. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    fixed that for ya :)

    just trust Abit
     

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