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Gigabyte Intel Motherboards that support 64GB Ram

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July 10, 2014 12:04:57 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to find some Intel Gigabyte Motherboards that support 64GB (or higher) of RAM. So far I'm not having much luck. The motherboard is going to be used for a virtual machine manager so will need to be of a decent build quality but I would like to build the PC as a desktop as opposed to a Server (I know that is kind of counter productive in terms of cost/quality).

Any help?

All I have found so far is the GA-X79-UD5 (x79).

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July 10, 2014 12:12:38 AM

It's only x79 that supports quad channel memory. At 2 dimms per channel and 8gb per dim that's 64gb
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14 minutes ago

i7Baby said:
It's only x79 that supports quad channel memory. At 2 dimms per channel and 8gb per dim that's 64gb


I have marked as best answer however based on that I have a follow-on if I may?

I have looked at the x79 motherboards and picked the Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4, one of the 2 (3 if you include the revised model) that allow fr 64 bit quad channel memory.

After looking at the spec sheet for verified working RAM Im not sure if I understand. The 8GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9H/8G Ram is listed as suitable for DIMM slots 1-4 but not 5-8. Is this due to the memory not being quad channel RAM? If so, to get the full 64 GB RAM I would need to pick a stick/kit that is verified across all 8 dimms?

http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_g...
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Yes - the recommendations is only for identical ram sticks. To ensure they, they only stipulate kits.

But mobo specs aren't kept up to date with new ram appearing. So sometimes there's ram out that they haven't tested or approved.

So sometimes you have to look to see what the ram manufacturer's have to offer. With X79 there's not many new boards. So hopefully their list of approved mobo's is more up to date.

But there's not many 64GB kits around compared to 32 or 16 or 8

eg http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...



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