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Sabertooth 990fx 32 gb ram setup

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July 10, 2012 4:19:27 AM

Hello,
I bought some ram 32gb and was wondering if there is some trick to et the sabertooth 990fx to read 32gb of ram?
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July 10, 2012 2:15:52 PM

What bios version do you have and please post your ram spec that you purchased.
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July 10, 2012 2:39:06 PM

The 'trick' is a 64-bit OS and not the Home Premium version, you need Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate/Enterprise and clearly compatible (Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory) RAM.
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July 10, 2012 2:42:01 PM

I have that board and i believe a couple of the bios updates were for better ram compatabilty.
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July 10, 2012 2:43:38 PM

SABERTOOTH-990FX BIOS 0901 < make sure your bios is at least this version or newer
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July 10, 2012 2:46:50 PM

IF the OP has Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (16GB limit) then no BIOS revision is going to help. See - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx#physical_memory_limits_windows_7

Q - Are you only seeing 16GB and 16384MB or higher as 'Hardware Reservered'?
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July 10, 2012 2:51:06 PM

I would hope he is going the way of 64 bit Pro OS on a sweet board like that.
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July 10, 2012 2:56:23 PM

That's a common oversight, but the good news is you can upgrade 64-bit to 64-bit pretty easily.

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July 10, 2012 2:57:48 PM

Jaquith < Spot on good call!
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July 10, 2012 3:11:24 PM

BTW - I have and like the Sabertooth lines :) 

We'll have to see what the OP says. Yep, the 4GB/8GB per stick density issues in the past were BIOS issues most of the time. I just haven't seen that issue much if at all since the AM3+ MOBO's...
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