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

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March 4, 2011 3:28:05 PM

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!
March 4, 2011 5:39:46 PM

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
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March 5, 2011 12:30:10 AM

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.
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March 5, 2011 7:25:58 AM

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=N82E168...

Yes, they are dual kit but who cares if they work.
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March 5, 2011 2:58:37 PM

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=N82E168...

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?
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March 6, 2011 12:46:45 AM

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.
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