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ASUS Crosshair V Formula 32GB?

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Hello, im getting ready to build me a new rig for the upcoming AMD bulldozer release and I went ahead and downloaded the list of supported ram for the Crosshair V but I notice it only goes up to 24GB "KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K6/24GX(XMP) 24GB ( 6x 4GB )".

What combo do I need to add the full 32GB of ram that this board can support?
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Here's the thing.... That board won't even support that kit of Kingston ram you listed. That is a Triple Channel kit (6 DIMMS of 4GB each) and the board only supports 4 DIMMS so to get 32GB you would need to find a 4 x 8GB kit and that is going to be nearly impossible... You can find 2 x 8GB kits out there, but they are expensive as hell (around $400) and the speed/timings on it won't be super good...

I will ask the obvious question.... Why do you want 32GB of ram? Is there a particular reason for it? Or are you just going for what the board will take as the max?
If you're not doing a particular task that requires that much ram (3D Rendering, A/V Editing) there really is not that much gain from having all that ram for normal/daily use and to be quite honest; all that ram will put a big strain on your CPU's IMC (Internal Memory Controller) and that will make your CPU run hotter and/or need more voltage to be able to run at all.
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Ok, thanks I did not know that... (Saved Me Some Money) The reason why I wanted the 32GB is because I am a music producer and I use alot of memory intensive VST's (Virtual Instruments) so that's the only reason I wanted to max out my board.. Money is not really an issue so I guess I will be going with the 2X8GB Kit but since you mentioned that it would put a strain on My IMC and Im planing on OCing my bulldozer CPU (Once its released) do you think it will have a major affect on my overall OC potential? If so can you please recommend to me what would be the Max amount of ram without slowing down my CPU?
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