Memory capacity for TYAN S8230 Tags: Memory Tyan Last response: September 21, 2010 5:48 PM in Memory Share mahmood September 21, 2010 4:56:01 PM We have a new magny-core from AMD and the motherboard is TYAN S8230GM4NR. The question is what is the best configuration for RAM? It is stated in the MB that memory channel is quad (Memory channel 4 Channels per CPU). So what is recommended? 8x4GB or 16x2GB? More about : memory capacity tyan s8230 chunkymonster September 21, 2010 5:19:00 PM Assuming you are populating the motherboard with 2 physical cpu's, either 8x4GB of 16x2GB will give you quad channel memory on two physical cpu's with that motherboard. Price aside, going with 8x4GB (one DIMM per channel, per physical cpu) is a better way to go; it will also keep the other memory slots open for future memory upgrades. jaquith a c 347 } Memory September 21, 2010 5:26:24 PM Welcome Newcomer! The best choice is bank_1 4 X __GB and bank_2 4 X __GB; "stuffing" maxing out/filling all channels degrades overall efficiency. For a full spec'd system use Certified DDR - http://www.tyan.com/support_download_memory.aspx?model=... Therefore, if 32GB is the target then 8 X 4GB is the ideal choice. Good Luck on your Build! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mahmood September 21, 2010 5:48:26 PM Thank you all for the valuable information Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Tyan S8230 - Power Supply Recommendations Forum BestConfigs - High-End Workstation Forum CPU/Mobo - AMD v. Intel (no fanboys plz) Forum Personal supercomputer recommendation Forum Building a box for scientific computing Forum Can I mix a 512mb stick with a 1gb stick? ( Tyan K8WE S2895) Forum 8 memory slot motherboard Forum Best use of money - Video vs System vs Memory vs... Forum 440LX/EX chipset - what memory ? Forum Xeon Vs. Opteron Comparison Forum Does LV and ULV DDR3 is normal ddr3? Forum Ultimate Server Build Forum Server built from Desktop Components Forum AMD Opteron quad cpu or phenomx6 which would be a faster machine Forum XEON or i7 Forum P7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb Forum Need advice on what memory ram for Asus P7P55D-E LX Forum Is this good memory? Forum Is this a memory problem. Forum [Solved] I'm building a i7 rig. Is using triple channel memory important? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !