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January 6, 2014 9:21:02 PM

In my build i've chosen to use an Asus 787 Pro motherboard which on their website supports the type of memory i'm using:
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 1866(O.C.) Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory (I only showed the specs of relevance)

I've chosen to use Corsair's 2 x 4gb 1866MHz DDR3 Dominator Platinum (CMD8GX3M2A1866C9) and i've planned to upgrade with another two sticks in about a years time but the QVL says on page 15 line 5 (in section 1.2.4) that the ram I have chosen will only work in a 2 DIMM configuration?

So I won't be able to upgrade with another two sticks a year down the road with this memory in particular or am I interpreting this wrong?

Before you ask, yes i'm new to building PC's and any help will be much appreciated, thanks!

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January 6, 2014 9:33:26 PM

Actually you can run 4 of the sticks, but it's never a good idea to mix packages of DRAM, even of the same exact model, always best just to get the full amount you want in a single set, the Z87 Pro can easily run 32GB (4x8GB) of 1866, 2133, 2400 with a 4670 and the 4770K can go on up through 2666 and 2800 for sure
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