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GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI with INTEL Core I7-3930K and 64 GB RAM

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November 21, 2012 11:15:09 AM

Hi all,

I intend to replace my old PC. The 64 GB RAM is mandatory for me (I will use the machine as a test environment with a few VM’s on it – 10 – 12 VMs).
My question is related to memory model / brand.
I was thinking to go with:
•GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI (motherboard) http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
•INTEL Core I7-3930K (CPU) http://ark.intel.com/products/63697/Intel-Core-i7-3930K...
•2 x Kingston KHX16C9T2K4/32 HyperX Predator http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX16C9T2K4_32.pdf


It should work, right?
I am asking this because I checked the recommended memory list for this motherboard and I didn’t saw the HyperX Predator there (or a configuration I can go with up to 64 GB) http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Memory/mb_memory_g....
I checked also on the Kingston site the recommended modules for GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI, but I found this http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search?DeviceType=7&M... (no KHX16C9T2K4/32 HyperX Predator in the list).

So, my main questions:
1. Should work fine with 2 x Kingston KHX16C9T2K4/32 HyperX Predator? The official lists can be outdated, but from specification point of view, it will work?
2. I could also go with 2 x F3-2133C9Q-32GTX G.SKILL TridentX http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=552 , but same story with the official lists of compatible motherhoards.
3. Did any of you put 64 GB on a GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI? If yes, what type of memory?
4. Any tips for the proposed configuration (in terms of overclocking, or in general … tips)?

PS: I am pointing to KHX16C9T2K4/32 because it has CL9. The Kingston 32 GB recommended for this motherboard is KVR16E11K4/32 – but is Value RAM and it has CL11.

Many thanks for replies.
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