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Thread: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks




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    Default X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    I am curious if anyone has tried 8GB RAM sticks with this MB. I'm currently maxed out at 24GB RAM but would like a bit more for my VMs running and RAM Drive so I was thinking about giving some of the DDR3 8GB sticks a shot but first I'd like to know if anyone has tried this configuration. I'm fully aware it's not supported be the manufacturer be that doesn't always mean it will not work.

    Thanks,
    Joe

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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    it should work,but you might need a lot more qpi/vtt voltage with the more memory you have
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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    I know the board was never certified with the 8GB sticks, I would hope just because 8GB sticks were really not out or popular, not because it cannot address the RAM addresses on each stick beyond 4GB. I think I'm going to give it a shot to see if I can make it work, maybe start with two 8GB sticks just to see if it is recognized. Yes, I'd have to pull out all my other RAM to test it out and run it in dual channel mode but I don't want to spend too much for something I don't even know would work for certain. If it doesn't work, I plan to use the RAM in my next computer build, although I hope that is at least another year away.

    Also, I'd be looking for just DDR3 1600 RAM, no need for faster unless the price is right. Now to look for a good price.

    Any additional thoughts?

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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    i know the samsung green work fine in my sig,and its cheap in the us too

    acebmxer used them in his x58 board
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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    I'd be more curious if the CPU would address it. I believe all x58 CPU's can only address up to 24GB...

    What CPU are you running? my i7-920 according to Intels ARK says 24GB max

    Memory Specifications
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    24 GB
    Memory Types
    DDR3-800/1066
    # of Memory Channels
    3
    Max Memory Bandwidth
    25.6 GB/s
    Physical Address Extensions
    36-bit
    ECC Memory Supported
    No
    Vin
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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    Damn, I only looked to verify it was a 36 bit address. I have an i7-950 so yes, according to Intel it only handles up to 24GB RAM. That really sucks because I already purchased the 32GB new RAM. Just looked into Ive Bridge, guess I could suck it up and buy a new MB and CPU that actually support 32GB RAM. That would at least give me the opportunity to rebuild a new computer and upgrade my wives and daughters computers with my old one. Sure they only surf the internet but their old one is glitching on them with random reboots periodically. I've got to try to see the positive here but it is difficult since when I upgrade my system, I'm not gaining much in CPU capability unfortunately. I guess there are other options like a PCI-E RAM board or RAM Disk board. I hope those still exist because I'd just create a 32GB Drive and I'd be happy with that on top of my already 24GB System RAM. And I really didn't want to spend any more money.

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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    ya, I think you're hooped. and I thought you needed 40bit addressing for 32GB... but maybe that's for 128GB

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    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

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    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSchmuckatelli View Post
    Damn, I only looked to verify it was a 36 bit address. I have an i7-950 so yes, according to Intel it only handles up to 24GB RAM. That really sucks because I already purchased the 32GB new RAM. Just looked into Ive Bridge, guess I could suck it up and buy a new MB and CPU that actually support 32GB RAM. That would at least give me the opportunity to rebuild a new computer and upgrade my wives and daughters computers with my old one. Sure they only surf the internet but their old one is glitching on them with random reboots periodically. I've got to try to see the positive here but it is difficult since when I upgrade my system, I'm not gaining much in CPU capability unfortunately. I guess there are other options like a PCI-E RAM board or RAM Disk board. I hope those still exist because I'd just create a 32GB Drive and I'd be happy with that on top of my already 24GB System RAM. And I really didn't want to spend any more money.
    Are you sure you didn't have this already planned out in advance? LOL J/K

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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    Quote Originally Posted by ibConners View Post
    Are you sure you didn't have this already planned out in advance? LOL J/K
    Subconsciously maybe I did. But with the wife headed to Germany for almost a month, just buying new furniture, and some other things going on, it will be a few months before I can spend over $300 on any component. Hopefully I can locate a way to use these as a RAM Disk.

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    Default Re: X58-USB3 and 8GB DDR3 Sticks

    you can get DDR2 SATA Ram disks modules, but the hold back on those are the SATA speeds... I have not found RAM drive modules that support DDR3 because certain SSD's can saturate the SATA port as well...

    so to use your DDR3 modules as a RAM drive your MB needs to support the addressing.

    if you end up upgrading to have more ram and also a worth while RAM drive then I recommend going to the LGA2011 platform, get a MB with 8 ram slots and a i7-3820 can support up to 64GB of ram. and pending if the MB supports it all Xeon CPU's in the 2011 family support up to 375GB

    Vin
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    OS = Win8.1
    CPU = i7-980X @ 4.17Ghz 144x29 cooled by custom Loop
    Mem = 12GB 2000Mhz corsair Dominator GT at 2010Mhz @ 9-10-9-27-2T
    MB = Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 v1.0 with F6 Bios - Dead Board
    MB = EVGA X58 Classified3 e770
    GPU = 2x Sapphire r9 290x in xfire
    HD = 2x Toshiba 120GB Raid 0 (580MB Read/140MB Write)
    Storage = 2TB WD Black
    PSU = EVGA SuperNOVA 1300w
    Case = Cooler Master HAF-X 945

    HTPC / Home Server
    OS = Win7 64Bit running XBMC HTPC Front end with Windows Server 2011 Virtual Machine with 8GB ram assigned for homer server with exchange
    CPU = AMD 1090T
    Mem = 16GB 1600Mhz Kingston RED Limited Edition running at 1600Mhz
    MB = Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
    GPU- EVGA GT210
    HD = too many to count, but about 5TB of storage all together including backup
    PSU = Corsair TX750
    Case = Too embarrassed to mention.

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