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ASUS M5A88 V EVO : is it possible to use 32 GB RAM

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June 26, 2013 7:22:30 AM

Specification is :
4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 MHz Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture

I am in search for components ; I wonder if is possible to use 4 x 8 GB = 32 GB RAM (maybe 2 x * 8 GB now, another 2 modules of 8 GB in future as upgrade)

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June 26, 2013 7:29:23 AM

As long as your running 64 bit Windows 7 or 8, then yes 32 should be possible. I have a feeling that the specs for that board were released before 8 GB sticks were really a viable option.
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June 26, 2013 7:38:20 AM

Derek Adamson said:
As long as your running 64 bit Windows 7 or 8, then yes 32 should be possible. I have a feeling that the specs for that board were released before 8 GB sticks were really a viable option.


I hope that somebody had theopportunity to really try ; I have to choose memory (the mainboard is under purchase process yet).
If I would know is possible, I would rather buy 2 x 8 GB now, and later maybe upgrade.
If the 32 GB would proove not feasable, I would buy now only 2 x 4 GB

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June 26, 2013 7:42:17 AM

Like I said, as long as your OS is a 64 bit version, you should have no issues running 32 GB or RAM. The real question here though is why do you feel you need so much RAM?
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June 26, 2013 7:59:00 AM

It 'should' be able to support a 4x8GB kit, the most updated QVL list has a couple 4x8GB kits listed and tested; see - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A88V_EVO/#support_QV... ; the latest QVL is linked to a generic AMD 4xDIMM document.

For an absolute answer IMO contact ASUS Support. I've seen plenty of MOBO's support more RAM than the board's have specced, but I'm personally not going out on a limb and confirming 4x8GB support on the ASUS M5A88-V EVO. Any 64-bit CPU can certainly support 32GB and more RAM.
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June 26, 2013 8:15:03 AM

Derek Adamson said:
Like I said, as long as your OS is a 64 bit version, you should have no issues running 32 GB or RAM. The real question here though is why do you feel you need so much RAM?


I do not know -- it seems that changing to 64 OS requires much larger RAM (now I use 1 GB with Athlon Barton +2500 / WinXP).
I am afraid of getting to a slow machine.
The MB has integrated video (AMD 880G) with Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB.
I think of the MB for some years -- I hope the investment will last.
I found Mushkin 1600mhz 2 x 8 GB / 10-10-10-27 at almost the same price as
Corsair KIT 2 x 4GB DDR3 1600MHz DualChannel radiator Vengeance / CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 / 8-8-8-24

I wonder also on beeing able to get better timing from the Mushkin -- I think that latency would somehow count.
Meanwhile, it seems that the Mushkin is not on the QVL list -- I wonder if could be used.

I am grateful for your advice,
Emma
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June 27, 2013 8:43:40 AM

jaquith said:
It 'should' be able to support a 4x8GB kit, the most updated QVL list has a couple 4x8GB kits listed and tested; see - http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A88V_EVO/#support_QV... ; the latest QVL is linked to a generic AMD 4xDIMM document.

For an absolute answer IMO contact ASUS Support. I've seen plenty of MOBO's support more RAM than the board's have specced, but I'm personally not going out on a limb and confirming 4x8GB support on the ASUS M5A88-V EVO. Any 64-bit CPU can certainly support 32GB and more RAM.


I tried to contact ASUS by the form on the site ; it did not finalize my registration, in a strange way.
As a second solution, I sent a mail to become a registered "customer" of their support, in order to ask. Maybe they treat requests from 3rd world countries with less priority.
So, I am bogged down.
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June 27, 2013 9:35:43 AM

I typically get through pretty quickly to ASUS's MOBO support, but most of the time Tier 1 will simply read-off the specs and not really know the correct answer. For the correct answer you'll need to request Tier 2 and yep those guys know their stuff.
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June 27, 2013 9:35:43 AM

I typically get through pretty quickly to ASUS's MOBO support, but most of the time Tier 1 will simply read-off the specs and not really know the correct answer. For the correct answer you'll need to request Tier 2 and yep those guys know their stuff.
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June 29, 2013 3:06:02 PM

Your advice was very good ; I went trough the registration (maybe at my first attempt I made a mistake).
I got response very quickly, and as I asked additional questions, I got even more detailed advice and further info, in a very professional way.
I think will be better to go toward less memory (2 x 4 GB) with higher speed and better timing.
Thank you again for your advice,
Emma
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November 25, 2013 1:37:02 AM

tezzly said:
I confirmed by just taking a risk and buying the 32 GB Kit here is my experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc_a0rtIEbo


Thank you for sharing your experience with the MB ; it is very useful for all those having this MB and willing to install more RAM (maybe as upgrade).
As a precaution, I will add that might be that not all memory modules would go so easily / maybe future ? BIOS upgrades will be available / maybe BIOS tuning is required for some memory modules.
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October 13, 2014 5:34:51 PM

Some 1600MHz 32GB RAM kits for the following chipsets & motherboards:

890GX/880G

- M4A88T-I Deluxe
- M4A88T-M
- M4A88T-M LE
- M4A88T-M/USB3
- M4A88T-V EVO
- M4A88T-V EVO/USB3
- M4A88TD-M
- M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3
- M4A88TD-M/USB3
- M4A88TD-V EVO
- M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3
- M4A89GTD PRO
- M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
- M5A88-M
- M5A88-M EVO
- M5A88-V EVO

Tested Latency: 10-10-10-30-2N
SPD Speed: 1333MHz
RipjawsX - F3-12800CL10Q-32GBXL - G.SKILL DDR3 Memory
http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-12800cl10q-32gbxl

Tested Latency: 10-10-10-30-2N
SPD Speed: 1333MHz
Ares - F3-1600C10Q-32GAO - G.SKILL DDR3 Memory
http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c10q-32gao

Tested Latency: 9-9-9-24-2N
SPD Speed: 1600MHz
Ares - F3-1600C9Q-32GAB - G.SKILL DDR3 Memory
http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c9q-32gab

Tested Latency: 9-9-9-24-2N
SPD Speed: 1333MHz
Sniper - F3-1600C9Q-32GSR - G.SKILL DDR3 Memory
http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1600c9q-32gsr

I like this ^ last kit the best. Why? Because its DIMM's SPD speed of 1333MHz should allow them to be backwards compatible with most AM3 processors and because their tested 9-9-9-24 timing (at 1600MHz) matches that of the 1600MHz D.O.C.P. in my M5A88-V EVO's BIOS (ver. 1801).

As well their heat spreaders aren't so tall as to prevent the installation of a *decent-sized, downward-blowing, after-market CPU cooler (oriented so that it hovers over the VRM, not the RAM) which can then cool the all-important (and too often overlooked) Voltage Regulator Module (and to a degree, the north bridge too) as well as the CPU.

*An affordable example:

Thermaltake BigTyp Revo at DuckDuckGo
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Thermaltake+BigTyp+Revo

Related:

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AMD AM3 CPU's and RAM SPEEDS
http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,2515.0.htm...

About VRMs & Mosfets / Motherboard Safety with 125W+ TDP processors
http://www.overclock.net/t/943109/about-vrms-mosfets-mo...
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October 14, 2014 8:46:41 PM

EmmaDobozi said:
tezzly said:
I confirmed by just taking a risk and buying the 32 GB Kit here is my experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc_a0rtIEbo


Sorry, but the video seem to be unavailable.
Emma


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