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post #1 of 7
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OK, so a simple question that I have requires complex a answer. What is the best mother board to handle massive amounts of memory up to 24GB. Please dont flame, this rig is not for gaming, this is for audio/video creation and editing. And if anyone has a personal experience with it would be much appreciated. I personally prefer Gigabyte or Asus motherboards but other suggestions are welcome.


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Here is one that supports 24gb

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-423-_-Product

Lots of people have that board and love it

I can personally vouch for this MSI board. I love it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...si%20x58a-gd45

Both of those handle 24gb of ram. If you want more your going to have to get a xeon board
    
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I know of the ones that say they support it. I guess what I am looking for is someone who has run that much memory at speeds of 1333mhz to 1600mhz. I guess I can just google it, because it's not really something commonly found.
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post #4 of 7
You should pick out the 24GB ram kit that you want, then contact the RAM manufacturer and ask which motherboard they tested the kit on. Well, that's what I would do at least.
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it is all in the CPU, the CPu has the memory controller not the board.
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post #6 of 7
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i7-990x is what the memory will be paired with, but I am leaning towards a 12GB kit atm @ 1600mhz. That just seems more realistic, as far as actually getting it to run at advertised speeds than a 24GB kit. I wouldn't be willing to risk it unless someone else has got it running,and that is because 24GB kits are expensive.
Edited by f16-r1 - 2/26/11 at 6:52pm
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post #7 of 7
Oh so you want to find someone that is already running that. As stated I would recommend finding a 24gb kit and contacting the manufacture and make sure they will run at advertised speeds and if they don't make sure they are returnable.
    
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