Inexpensive board with support for the largest and fastest ram
Aloha any ideas out there about which motherboard supports the largest amount of ram. I am playing around with ramdrives and this subject is now on top of my list of things to find out. I am actually trying for a lower cost build. i can sometimes find 8gb ram for $30 so that is pretty cheap but that is 4gb memory modules so i need lots of slots. I missed a deal like that yesterday probably I am more concerned with largest then fastest since 1600 is probably the fastest ram i can get for cheap.
anyway I don't know if i can really afford a server board and I don't think I can find DDR2 ram at those prices either so that eliminates a few choices.
any input would be appreciated.
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First of all, which chip are you planning on running. AMD or Intel. That is going to be a big factor as you have to choose that before you can choose the board.
Also, what series of CPU.
well its not actually i have an i3-2120 and and x4 955 (unlocked x2) but i have noticed that the boards with most slots (6) are actually older 1366 so if i need to do that i will just swap cpus. and go with one of those
but the cpu is running at 1.6ghz Is it going to be a lot slower then a phenom x4 955 as far as the processor goes?
the reviewers said it good for running virtual machines which is what i would run on it
I got cut off to many messages in a short period of time. I guess its not polite to talk to yourself on this board. anyway
I did notice for a few dollars more some cpu with .5ghz higher clock rates so I would get those for sure.
Does anybody know if there would be any overclocking on those? I would guess probably nobody overclocks server chips.
I am kind of curious what you are going to be using this machine for. even though the faster / cheaper non server boards use less slots you still can put up to around 32GB or RAM into them 0_0
OCing the server chips... While it is technically possible, I highly doubt those MB's would have a BIOS that allows you to control voltages. The whole premise around servers is a stable unit that has almost no need for downtime. OCing kind of defeats that purpose.
yep on the OC
if you know where I can get 8gb chips then let me know but I think when you combine the cost of the board and the chips to build the same size ram you are going to pay much more for 4 * 8gb sticks then 8 * 4gb sticks