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8gb, 12gb or 16gb?

Hi i was wondering if somebody could tell me what i should use for memory with this motherboard. Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 MotherBoard

Yes its a little dated i know, it can only use 1333 ram and not 1600.

Another question i have is can i only use 12gb of ram on a tri channel mobo. I know very little about how this works, and i was hoping someone could explain that as well.

Any information is very well appreciated, Thanks.
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  1. Check this

    www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Everything-You-Need-to-Know-About-the-Dual-Triple-and-Quad-Channel-Memory-Architectures/133
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    According to ASUS this MB supports 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory, Dual Channel memory architecture.

    So, it's a standard dual channel setup with support for 2000 MHz ram, but not 1600 MHz rm, which is unusual, but not unheard of. A good memory kit for this would be:
    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996990
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226189
  3. Ihazleetskillz said:
    Hi i was wondering if somebody could tell me what i should use for memory with this motherboard. Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 MotherBoard

    Yes its a little dated i know, it can only use 1333 ram and not 1600.

    Another question i have is can i only use 12gb of ram on a tri channel mobo. I know very little about how this works, and i was hoping someone could explain that as well.

    Any information is very well appreciated, Thanks.

    So u can use 16GB max, the sweet spot is 8GB of the RAM.

    I would recommend @ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    Your mobo specs.

    Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 16 GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
    Dual Channel memory architecture
    *AMD AM3 100 and 200 series CPU support up to DDR3 1066MHz
  4. It depends on what is your CPU too, what is it?
  5. And one more thing, is your windows x64bit?

    U need that, if u are planing to use more than 4GB of the RAM.
  6. im planning on buying a used computer to build on. It has a Phenom II X4 970 Black, and the OS is Windows 7 Ultimate. Thanks for all the advice guys, i guess ill just go with 8gb instead of 16 for now.
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