hey guys im just wondering the specs says it can only have 8 gb of ram but im confuse of this:
- 4 slots of memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB*
*Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows 32-bit OS.
For Windows 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
THE QUESTION IS :
so if i have 64 bit of OS and 64 bit of CPU(which i have) i can get more than 8gb of memory ??? (im planning to have 26 gb ram) please answer the question !!
Hey man, please note that the - Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB* is written probably since the day this motherboard HTML page was created and was never updated since, and cause its old mobo, that specification remained
For example 2009-2010 mob max capacity was 16 GB
Today Mobos are 32 and some are 64 GB
And all of them mostly have 4 dimm slots, so what have changed ?
The capacily that you fill in <b>SINGLE RANK</b> ram module
So you can fill up your mobo, as long as you purchase ram modules that are single rank, single rank means native and to better explain it to you :
back in the day maxiuim ddr2 RAM modules was 2 GB
Now we have DDR3 that can reach 4GB in one module
however some DDR3 manufactures, cheated abit, by joining 2 RAM modules a 4 GB + 4 GB and infusing them with each other, making 8 GB DDR3 per 1 RAM module, however its not native, its like RAID zero on hard disks
So look for 4 GB single rank module memory and you will be fine
Kingston previously allowed you to navigate there website and identify those parts, but sadly now they removed that filter option for some reason, you need to read the PDF files and learn how to identify them