Purchased Sabertooth X58 for 24GB, think I made a mistake

Hi,

I purchased a PC with a Asus Sabertooth X58, an a Core i7 960. I can't seem to find any 24GB Hexa kits that are supported. I hear of it having issues with 1600 Mhz as well.

I am now thinking that I should have gone with the P6X58D... Because it seems like that supports 24GB and 1600Mhz.

If it's not too late, should I upgrade to the P6x, or something else?

The main purpose for this is audrio production with a DAW and HUGE sample libraries. Thanks!
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  1. Hey!

    I had a similar problem with that board. I ended up getting the asus rampage 3 formula because I couldn’t figure it out. I now have 24gb of 1600. I know this doesn’t really help your problem but I thought it applied. :p

    Cheers
  2. Hmm, I'll have to look up that board. My budget is running low at this point, and I know the Rampage II Gene is like $80 more than I paid.
  3. I don't a problem running 24GB with the Sabertooth X58 and an i7 950. I'm using BIOS version 0603. Make sure to select the XMP profile in the BIOS. I'm using 6 sticks of G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL. The specs are here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    Yes, they are dual kit but who cares if they work.
  4. You can run 24 gigs of 1600 ram on the sabertooth. the link is for 24 gigs ram

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231359
  5. christop said:
    You can run 24 gigs of 1600 ram on the sabertooth. the link is for 24 gigs ram

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231359


    How do you know that this particular RAM will definately work with the Sabertooth? Do you have this combination?
  6. peeshooter said:
    I don't a problem running 24GB with the Sabertooth X58 and an i7 950. I'm using BIOS version 0603. Make sure to select the XMP profile in the BIOS. I'm using 6 sticks of G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL. The specs are here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

    Yes, they are dual kit but who cares if they work.


    Wouldn't I want to make the most of this system and use a hexa-kit?
  7. mikel33 said:
    Wouldn't I want to make the most of this system and use a hexa-kit?



    It's your choice. I'm cheap so I got the G.Skill dual kits. 24GB DDR3/1600 for $270 on sale.

    Just so you know, according to page 2-11 of the Sabertooth manual, this is not a supported configuration.

    "Due to Intel spec definition, X.M.P. DIMMs and DDR3-1600 are supported for one DIMM per channel only."

    So even if you get the hex kit, it's not a sure thing.
  8. I'm planning to order this Patriot Kit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042HED7I/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tlv0b-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B0042HED7I

    As I have received confirmation that it works with the Sabertooth X58 running an i7 970
  9. marquix said:
    I'm planning to order this Patriot Kit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042HED7I/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tlv0b-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B0042HED7I

    As I have received confirmation that it works with the Sabertooth X58 running an i7 970



    This kit is supported because it's PC3-10666 1333MHz. The OP was asking about 24gb of PC3-12800 1600MHz. So the question is will this kit here work:

    http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-PC3-12800-9-9-9-24-Enhanced-PV7324G1600ELHK/dp/B003WUX30E/ref=pd_cp_e_1
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