I am using the ASUS P6TD Deluxe motherboard and G Skill F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI memory. That will take care of three of the slots (one set). Down the road if I want to fill the other set of slots, can I use completely different memory (different brand, size, latency timing, etc.)? In other words, as long as each stick in the set is the same, can the two sets be different from one another?
Okay, thanks. I'm looking at having at least 12GB in the future, but that might be enough. Just out of interest - why did they make this motherboard to support 24GB if no one uses that? Looking toward the future? Also in my searches and picking out memory, I didn't really see any 4GB sticks, only 2. Is 4 available?
1. professional and scientific applications have very different requirements than consumer use 2. many small businesses that buy a computer today will still be using it in 10+ years 3. and of course good old marketing "mine is bigger than yours"
Im a power user - i see 8gb flooded in my rig in no time - can see others running into this issue too
All you need is 3 heavy classic 32-bit apps to max the ram...
It is certainly possible to use that much ram, but when you look at the entire consumer base, those who do are are quite rare. That said, i have yet to see someone who does use that much ram, who would also need to ask such simple questions nor have someone else build their computer.