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Originally Posted by Jpmboy View Post

Why use such hi density sticks? Go with 4x8GB if you want 32.

Pretty much this. You'll lose practically nothing by running 4 DIMMs.
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Originally Posted by Mack42 View Post

Do the Asus Z170 boards support 2 x 16 GB DDR4 RAM sticks? For example, Z170i Pro Gaming, which supports 32 GB of RAM.

It's mainly Corsair that are providing them. Would be nice to know if they work before you buy... The reports I have seen so far seems hit or miss.

Hello

The amount of memory supported is listed in each board's product specifications.
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Whats the best BIOS for the HERO at the moment?

1001 is what I am using. Seems to work great. The only issue I have now is NumLock always comes up OFF no matter how I set it in BIOS. I am using the Gamer OC profile and it runs perfectly (4.5 - 4.8GHz).

EDIT: I should also note I am also using XMP profile with the Gamer Profile OC.
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SHout out to the best poster on this Forum JP, for suggesting me to switch to Asus after my horrible experience with EVGA boards



I LOVE my Asus board...everything worked flawlessly on the first try! spent the day benching 1.35v @4.7 ...not a single crash or error ! I picked 1.35 as a baseline so now im gonna start lowering voltage thumb.gif


now i want a Asus PG279Q to replace my VG248QE!


exited to join you guys here!
    
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Pretty much this. You'll lose practically nothing by running 4 DIMMs.
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Why use such hi density sticks? Go with 4x8GB if you want 32.

Mostly interested in Z170i Pro Gaming, which is a mini-itx board with 2 slots only. If I want to max out 32 GB I need 2 x 16 GB sticks there.
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Hello

The amount of memory supported is listed in each board's product specifications.

Z170i Pro Gaming supports 32 GB, but when I look at the compatibility list for the board I don't find any 16 GB sticks for Corsair. Now, Corsair is basically the only one providing a 2 x 16GB stick kit (Vengeance LPX). So, what to do? Buy it anyway and see what happens, or is a BIOS update needed first to support them? Will BIOS update come?
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Mostly interested in Z170i Pro Gaming, which is a mini-itx board with 2 slots only. If I want to max out 32 GB I need 2 x 16 GB sticks there.
Z170i Pro Gaming supports 32 GB, but when I look at the compatibility list for the board I don't find any 16 GB sticks for Corsair. Now, Corsair is basically the only one providing a 2 x 16GB stick kit (Vengeance LPX). So, what to do? Buy it anyway and see what happens, or is a BIOS update needed first to support them? Will BIOS update come?

Hello

The board supporting 32GB of memory when only having two memory slots onboard necessitates that 16GB density modules be supported. To determine if a particular set of memory will require manual tuning contact online support at ASUS.com or the memory manufacturer.
post #1907 of 5770
hi guys, Is on the ASUS z170i gaming pro ITX motherboard the casing of the Wi-Fi module removable? I ask this because it stands in the way of the Alpenföhn ATLAS cooler and according to photos of the back of the motherboard it seems possible.

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Okay boys and girls this is not my first time at the rodeo but I want to make sure I am prepared for the upcomming system upgrade overhall. I have been with an AMD 8120 FX BE for a number of years. I took the plunge last week due to have some extra money but not quite enough.

I bought an ASUS Z170-A motherboard
and I5 6600K
These have already arrived and are driving me crazy sitting on my desk. My old FX 8120 will be re-purposed or parted out, not sure yet which.

I will be getting the ram ordered this coming Friday, but I digress.

With the AMD chipset, I have had all drivers I could possible need already stored on my hard drives. I am reusing some things like my newish GPUs (R9 290x x2 bought in May) my EVGA supernova 1050 GS PSU bought this summer, and the SSD I bought in Aug, plus my assorted other gear and monitors.

My questions:

Are what drivers are a must to download prior to my new windows 10 install so I can prepare the USB?

Also do I need to download prepare USB stick with a newer bios prior to boot up? If so the latest bios or a different one? ( will be getting a 2 x 8 kit) Most like this one of these two... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231873
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231877

I do like to play around with overclocking all things, I know this is not the OC enthusiast board as some others are.

No raid will be used.

I have been with AMD so long I no longer understand the importance of some of the Intel drivers needed.

On a side note I am assuming I should see lots of improvements from going from an FX 8120 to the i5 6700K with crossfire from benchmarks to gaming...at least that is my hope.

PS I read all 190 pages of this thread yesterday. smile.gif
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Imho 0040 unofficial.

Where can I find 0040?

I'm currently looking on https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-HERO/HelpDesk_Download/ and not seeing it.
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post #1910 of 5770
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Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

Where can I find 0040?

I'm currently looking on https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/MAXIMUS-VIII-HERO/HelpDesk_Download/ and not seeing it.

Its unofficial

https://www.mediafire.com/?yh2kj2lrc28msbm
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