I am looking at buying an asus kgpe-d16 as a server/workstation. The ddr3 specs are:
Scalable DDR3 Memory
Sixteen 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to 256GB Registered ECC or 64GB Unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR3 memory at speeds of 800, 1066 and 1333MHz, ensuring ample capacity for any application.
Does this mean it can use desktop ram aswell as server? Also I can't seen to find anything regarding Asus tested and approved mem. Any suggestions and help would be appreciated.
ASUS KGPE-D16 Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5690 SSI EEB 3.61 Dual 8/12 Core AMD Opteron 6000 series Server Motherboard
Go to the manufacturer's product page on newegg's website on the right side under "detail". Use the QVL download. I recommend you use only one of the tested ram modules to be safe. With opterons, you should probably use ecc ram. Buffered will be registered, but it isn't necessary. One gentlemen listed his specs with some kingston ecc unbuffered.