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Hi,

I'm building a machine around an Asus Z9PE D8 WS motherboard and I want to give it 128Gb RAM (1600). That would need to be 8x16Gb modules. I never realised how difficult it is to find this stuff. I can't find anything suitable by Crucial or Kingston. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks.

S
post #2 of 10
Just out of interest, what is this machine going to be used for?
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http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT204872BB1067Q

This is the price throughout the brands. imo get a 8x8gb kit...
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post #5 of 10
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Hi,

This machine will be used for 3D work, video editing and compositing.

S.
post #6 of 10
Unless you are planning on opening all of your applications at once i don't understand why you would need that much. You could probably get away with just 64GB low latency memory even if you are opening multiple programs at a time.

edit: sorry I guess that would be an interesting find as well. You may be able to get away with 32GB as well but that may be pushing it if you have more than one modeling program open.

Edit one more time: So I didn't realize you had posted the motherboard you are using. With that being said I will go with my original answer and say go with 64GB it should more than take care of what you want to do.
Edited by mayford5 - 12/11/12 at 8:00am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Seany Sean View Post

Hi,
I'm building a machine around an Asus Z9PE D8 WS motherboard and I want to give it 128Gb RAM (1600). That would need to be 8x16Gb modules. I never realised how difficult it is to find this stuff. I can't find anything suitable by Crucial or Kingston. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks.
S



http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_2011/Z9PED8_WS/#specifications
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8 x DIMM, Max. 64GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Quad Channel Memory Architecture
* For Registered Memory, Max. 256GB DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz

That motherboard supports only up to 64GB of "regular" RAM.


You will need registered RAM so that controller can drive that much memory. You should also be getting ECC RAM for that amount as well... but I believe virtually all 16GB modules support both registered and ECC.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007952%20600006127%20600336949&IsNodeId=1&name=64GB%20%284%20x%2016GB%29&ShowDeactivatedMark=False
Edited by DuckieHo - 12/11/12 at 8:02am
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239143

Two of those, think that's about as cheap as you'll get it. Not many options on the speed.

I didn't look up the mobo, but with that much memory I'm assuming you want server memory.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239143
Two of those, think that's about as cheap as you'll get it. Not many options on the speed.
I didn't look up the mobo, but with that much memory I'm assuming you want server memory.

1600MHz for $80 more: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239276


The registered memory will decrease performance a bit so having slightly faster clock will compensate.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161579
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