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Can the Asus Maximus Formula (X38) support 4GB Dimms

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March 19, 2008 11:00:38 PM

Can the Asus maximus formula handle 2 x 4gb ddr2 ram (or more generally can the X38 do this)

See link for this ram

http://www.pccanada.com/viewitem.asp?id=7425

Kevin

I know it can do 4 x 2gb no problems (with the right bios)
a b V Motherboard
March 20, 2008 12:35:42 AM

The seller has listed the item wrongly. From Corsair:
4096 Megabytes of DDR2 memory
 Two matched CM2X2048-6400C5 G modules

That's 4GB total, not 8GB total.

Nobody sells 4GB DDR2 modules for PC's, you can get that DDR2 capacity only in FB-DIMMs.

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a b V Motherboard
March 20, 2008 2:51:44 AM

marzzes said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/03/19/g_skill_launches...

To Crashman: “Ya they do”
To Kevinali: “It should”


To marzzes: If they have only been announced today, nobody has them yet.
To Kevinali: Don't listen to marzzes, the modules you showed were only 2GB each, check the Corsair webpage like I did.
March 20, 2008 3:08:41 AM
March 20, 2008 3:17:41 AM

G.Skill has begun offering a 4 x 4 GB as well as a 2 x 4 GB kit with CL5 latency (5-5-15) with either 16 GB or 8 GB capacity.

Don’t be a “Hater” Crashman!
a b V Motherboard
March 20, 2008 3:40:02 AM
a b V Motherboard
March 20, 2008 3:41:42 AM

marzzes said:
G.Skill has begun offering a 4 x 4 GB as well as a 2 x 4 GB kit with CL5 latency (5-5-15) with either 16 GB or 8 GB capacity.

Don’t be a “Hater” Crashman!


Read what I said. It's honest and accurate. It will remain an accurate and relavent answer until you can find 4GB modules for sale.
March 20, 2008 3:58:10 AM

It's not relevant because the only reason for 4gb dimms would be for 16gb or lower overhead (aka 2 stick) 8gb RAM setups.

To the OP, I'm very curious about these myself for video editing. It sounds too good to be true for all x38 boards to be supported like they say. I also wonder if that much memory could hustle much past its rated 800 speed?
a b V Motherboard
March 20, 2008 7:16:51 AM

marzzes said:
http://newgskill.web-bi.net/bbs/view.php?id=g_ddr2&page...

Costomer center # to the left on page.
Easy on the coffee Crashman.


Yeh, distributors can probably order them. Who knows how long the process will take. But YOU can't buy them yet, sorry.

It looks like YOU will eventually be able to buy them.

But all this trying to prove me wrong (which is usually impossible because I do research first) is pointless to the OP, since he was looking at a 2x2GB kit that the reseller had actually misrepresented.
March 20, 2008 11:38:17 AM

My bad. I was stoned.
This isn't the first time this happens LOL.

In my defence, I would like to point out that, under normal circumstances I am usually a reliable source of information.
March 20, 2008 12:38:01 PM

evilshuriken said:
My bad. I was stoned.
This isn't the first time this happens LOL.

In my defence, I would like to point out that, under normal circumstances I am usually a reliable source of misinformation.

:lol: 
!