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Should I heed this motherboard's packaging warning?

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I have purchased an Asus motherboard today, and under memory it says: "Max memory 8GB" and it has two DDR3 memory stick slots. I am planning to insert two 8GB sticks into the motherboard. The mobo is about one year old, on an AM3+ socket. Does it say "Max 8GB" because it is it's maximum hardware capacity, or because it was not possible to have two 8 gig sticks back in the day?
post #2 of 5
i'd assume it means 8gig sticks max; so max capacity would be 16gb. considering how 4-slot am3+ mobos have a 32gb max cap (at least my asus does), that would make sense.

why not post a link to the board you have, or better yet just e-mail asus?
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It means that putting in more than 8gb total of DIMMs may cause stability problems
 
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post #4 of 5
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Mmk. Fair enough.
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Quote:
has two DDR3 memory stick slots

Which means that it is probably a low end LE or LX board. Am I right? It's a concern because none of those boards actually support the 125W TDP processor you have in your sig.

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