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Will the mem controller on the 6400 be able to handle 8gb of memory? 4x2gb modules. Just wondering since ddr2 prices are so low. Heard Vista runs much better with more than 4gb.
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It will be fine. Don't worry. My 5200+ runs 4 dimms of 1Gb from 2 separate manufactures on a Gigabyte 790X mobo (everything here spells no-boot usually however it simply took some clever maneuvering of the slots in use.) Theres not really anything to worry about with AMD chips and many dimms or massive dimm sizes. The issues come from the chipsets, not the CPU, in my experience anyways.
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I see. Thanks for the info. rep+
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it will do it but put alot of stress on the memory controller
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I was running 4x1gb xms2 before and had no problem. I just wasn't sure that increasing the amount on the dimms would make it even harder on the mem controller. Also would you think the motherboard would have any trouble with 8gb's?
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Originally Posted by kenny1064 View Post
I was running 4x1gb xms2 before and had no problem. I just wasn't sure that increasing the amount on the dimms would make it even harder on the mem controller. Also would you think the motherboard would have any trouble with 8gb's?
Few points i would like to make :

1 : AMD's memory controller is far superior to Intel's, if Intel can do it AMD can. Like i said earlier AMD's memory woes stem from the chipset not the CPU.

2 : My 4x1Gb setup should do more strain because the controller is handing 4 separate dimms which means more bandwidth but also more bandwidth management.

3 : As long as your motherboard supports that much memory you are good to go.

4 : I'm not sure how much better Vista will do in 4gb of 8gb but 4gb is plenty for me however i don't know exactly what your planning on doing so i won't try to stop you.
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post #7 of 9
only probably i would see its lots of heat. make sure you have a air flowing in between the ram so there isnt hot air pockets.
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only probably i would see its lots of heat. make sure you have a air flowing in between the ram so there isnt hot air pockets.
RAM never generates sufficient heat to damage itself during normal operation. This is a common misconception. This is why i despise heat spreaders on RAM, they serve no purpose and are a waste of resources causing manufacturing costs to rise thus rising the price of the RAM without any legitimate reason.
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Im currently using 6GB in vista and wow it does make a difference, i just played FSX with everything max and i get constant 40 to 60fps . I personally had a few problems with the timings and voltage but managed to fix that now no probs
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