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April 18, 2012 7:10:55 AM

Hello,

Currently i am using Asus m4a89gtd pro/usb3 mobo with an amd x6
I've the following ram
g.skill f3 12800cl6 - 2gbpi x 4 i.e total 6 gb - this is not in the mobo's qvl but worked fine since last couple of years.
I use pc for 3d anim and vfx...maya, after effects, ps etc.

now due to increase in work load i feel to upgrade it to 16 gb

I've following ram available in store nearby:

Corsair Vengeance CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9
Gskill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL RAM
Gskill SNIPER F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

Which one should i go for.....upgrade is necessary by the end of this month...thanx
note: none of the above in the mobo's qvl.
a c 146 } Memory
a b Ĉ ASUS
April 18, 2012 8:08:12 AM

Its fine, not to have the QVL RAM.

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.



April 19, 2012 5:07:48 AM

nikorr said:
Its fine, not to have the QVL RAM.

I recommend CORSAIR Vengeance 99% of the time, quality RAM and low profile with XMP profile. And if u will get an aftermarket CPU cooler, low profile is the worry free remedy with perfect fit with any large cooler.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/20-233-186-TS?$S300W$


Thanks Nikorr for your reply..... but the vengeance with long heat spreader is $32 here and the one you've shown with small heat spreader is $54 both are ddr3 1600 with same timings...then why such a difference in price ?...is it just the design or something else....
BTW long heat spreader is no worry ... my current ram is also that long.
What you say ?
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a c 146 } Memory
a b Ĉ ASUS
April 19, 2012 5:58:06 AM

But it is 8GB.

Yours is 4GB.

Are u going with 8GB?
April 19, 2012 2:32:46 PM

nikorr said:
But it is 8GB.

Yours is 4GB.

Are u going with 8GB?


ohhh...how could i miss it...sorry.... i wish to go for 4gb x 4 = 16 gb

i need one more advice....with this workstation i also have an old pc lying around which i use to watch movies and dnld stuffs.

my old pc runs an e4500 from intel and 4 gigs of ram(i used photoshop in it earlier)....

opt. 1
can i connect it to my amd based workstation to make a render node ? will intel and amd x6 help in rendering or give issue.

opt 2.
I buy a new cheap amd x6 compatible mobo with 4 ram slots as well as another amd x6 and
plug in my old g.skill 8gigs ram in it and make my own render node....
it has 450W power and also has a HD4650 gpu.......
what else will i need ?

pls advice.
January 12, 2013 10:53:51 AM

You could work with even more RAM. 4 x 8Gb = 32Gb! It costs almost nothing - about $100!
I've set cheap 8Gb Transcend PC3-10700 (667MHz) modules and i've got all 32Gb of RAM on this ASUS M4A89GTD ProUSB3!
Now our MS SQL using about 30Gb of RAM. Works like a charm :) 
January 13, 2013 3:25:34 AM

glossum said:
You could work with even more RAM. 4 x 8Gb = 32Gb! It costs almost nothing - about $100!
I've set cheap 8Gb Transcend PC3-10700 (667MHz) modules and i've got all 32Gb of RAM on this ASUS M4A89GTD ProUSB3!
Now our MS SQL using about 30Gb of RAM. Works like a charm :) 


Thanx for the reply....But Asus says this model can only support 16 Gb max Ram...how did u manage 32 Gb !!! Is it compatible ?
February 1, 2013 10:53:27 PM

glossum said:
Well, look at my specs: http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2651036
As I know my CPU AMD Phenom II X6 1055T can work with 32Gb.
Memory controller is built in CPU. ASUS motherboard doesn't matter in this case.


Hi Glossum,

thanks for your reply, i dont know i'm very skeptical with the 32gb of ram in m4a89gtd pro/usb 3. but what you say is logical the ram is administered for the processor, I have a 1100T Black Edition i'm thinking to buy a 8X4gb of RAM.

Excuseme but you can to upload a photo or cpu-z screenshot that shows de amount of ram.

Further, the board requires additional cooling.

thank you.
February 3, 2013 8:55:01 PM

glossum said:
Don't you believe the CPU-Z own web-reports (the link above) ? :) 
Here are the screenshots of the same CPU-Z:
http://bryansk-foto.ru/fileadmin/m4a89gtd/cpu.png
http://bryansk-foto.ru/fileadmin/m4a89gtd/memory.png
http://bryansk-foto.ru/fileadmin/m4a89gtd/spd.png
As for cooling - I don't think the memory is the hottest part of the system. We'got only 3 fans: for PSU, CPU and HDD.


Thanks so much for your reply and screenshots Glossum :) . I'll buy the amount of RAM (32GB).

thank you again.
March 1, 2013 5:15:46 PM

did 32gb worked on that board?
March 24, 2013 12:58:57 PM

glossum said:
You could work with even more RAM. 4 x 8Gb = 32Gb! It costs almost nothing - about $100!
I've set cheap 8Gb Transcend PC3-10700 (667MHz) modules and i've got all 32Gb of RAM on this ASUS M4A89GTD ProUSB3!
Now our MS SQL using about 30Gb of RAM. Works like a charm :) 

Thought the max mem size is 4gb per module?
April 1, 2013 11:43:13 PM

32Gb are working for about 2 months :) 
And 8Gb per module is possible for sure.
I've made multiple screenshots and they are a in this topic ;) 
!