I'm still adjusting my build before placing order (keep coming across posts with issues on compatibility)
Setup will be:
ASUS P9X79 PRO *2011*
Intel i7 3930K
Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler
My query is on the RAM.
I had aimed to get RipjawZ 4x4GB PC3 12800 C9 1600Mha Quad channel kit for 16GB.
Given the likely pain of adding more RAM in future without removing the CPU cooler, I had thought about bumping up my order and adding a further 16GB now - so that I can match the exact same specs / supplier from the off and giving me 32GB.
I will be using it for 3ds renders with Mental Ray.
Firstly, are there any issues with filling all slots with 4GB dimms ?
Is it better to use fewer larger memory dimms ?
I've read of various issues in memory being recognised on the P9X79 with a i7 3930K - specifically around timings + CAS ? Now I don't really understand quite what that means, and if it is likely to be a problem or not.
I specifically selected the RipjawZ because they are both compatible with the Noctua NH-D14, and because they specifically say that they are compatible with the X79 mobo.