How to add more memory when limited by MB

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
Robert Zanatta Senior Member • Posts: 1,409
Re: How old is your computer? Is it a laptop?

sygnus21 wrote:

tkbslc wrote:

silentstorm wrote:

Or you have 2x8GB and your MB only has 2 slots and each slot can only take 8GB sticks? That's hard to believe. Even an old computer of mine using the i7 930 cpu can take 64GB max with 4 slots.

You are mistaken. i7-930 maxes out at 24GB of RAM (8GBx3 or 4GBx6). That series of processor used triple channel RAM, so you would not have had a board with 4 slots. It would have been 3 or 6 slots.

Yeah, I don't know what silentstorm is talking about, and I actually have one of those triple channel boards - Gigabyte GA X58A-UD 5

And yes, the i7-930 (920 & 950, both of which I have) only supported 24gig of RAM.

Yet there are people running 48GB (6x8GB) on their i7-930 CPU based systems...

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