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OCZ 16GB DDR2 memory - are there any Intel motherboards that take it?

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August 13, 2008 4:45:11 AM


OCZ just came out with a 16 GB (4x4GB) DDR2-800 ram kit for desktop systems:

Links:

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ2VU80016GQ-PC2-6400-Upgrad...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Are there any Intel motherboards that can take this ram? Looking at building a monster 64-bit system, Q9450, 16GB ram, maybe two ATI HD 4870x2 video cards, etc...

ideas?

August 13, 2008 4:57:35 AM

A quick Newegg search shows that Intel P45, P43, G45, and Skulltrial all seem to support 16GB.

At the moment I can think of no reason a desktop user would need 16GB of RAM. Those modules are pretty darn expensive and I bet you would see no improvement over 8GB in home use. In a server setting you would, but not in a desktop.

Hope that helps you out.

William
August 13, 2008 5:14:55 AM

Thanks.

I just priced out a system, using parts from newegg and amazon, and was able to build a monster for $1950. I didn't pull the triger on the purchase though.


Intel Q9550
ASUS Maximus II motherboard
OCZ 16GB DDR2-800 memory
ATI HD 4870x2 (2GB GDDR5 memory)
640GB Hard drive
Antec Nine Hundred Case
Antec 850W PSU
22x DVD burner.


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August 13, 2008 5:19:40 AM

Skulltrail wont take that RAM it only supports FBDDR2 so no chance on it working.
August 13, 2008 5:25:47 AM

Not much of a reason to go for 16gb of ram in a gaming/home use PC. Save yourself a load of money and get 4 or 8gb if you must.
January 6, 2009 2:40:54 PM

I was thinking about this as well.
For NOW, 8 gigs is the most ANY current app can use.
However, all software now is still 32bit based (even the 64 bit versions are the same basic code recompiled).
When TRUE 64bit apps start coming out, they may/must have the ability to address much more than 4 gigs. Then you need extra RAM on top of this for multi-tasking, disk-cashing, etc.
When this happens, 16gigs might start looking small. I am just not sure when this will happen yet.
June 27, 2009 8:55:51 PM

San Pedro said:
Not much of a reason to go for 16gb of ram in a gaming/home use PC. Save yourself a load of money and get 4 or 8gb if you must.


try ram disk pro setup a 14 GB ram drive install any game and see why some (me one of them) want even 32 GB
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