Falc410 Posted November 7, 2006 Share Posted November 7, 2006 Hi, I've wanted to purchase a new computer with a Core 2 Duo compatible chipset, so I had my eyes on a Asus P5B Deluxe board with Intel 965 Chipset (I don't want to discuss pro or cons of this particular board). Now Asus is advertising these boards to be compatible with up to 8 GB DDR2-800 RAM. But my local hardware dealer warned me that this setup might not be possible as the current 1 GB Modules are double-sided and the chipset limitation is 6 banks, so that you can install max. 3 modules (as 3x2=6). So he tested the mainboard with a different memory (MDT) and it didn't work with 4 GB. Asus website says for the P5B Deluxe in the QVL specifications for the Corsair CM2X1024-6400C4 (the memory I wanted to purchase 4 times): C* C*: supports 3 modules inserted into both the yellow and black slots as pairs of Dual-Channel memory configuration So are we talking about 3 modules now? So maximum 3 GB of RAM, or are we talking of two pairs which would equal 4 modules and 4 GB RAM. (see attachment). Maybe it's a print error? The only mainboard I found which can handle 4 slots with double-sided RAM is the old nforce4 for Intel from Asus which does not support Conroe CPU's. So what do you think? Is it possible to have a Core 2 Duo CPU and 4 GB of RAM or not? (also please I don't want to discuss if it's a good idea or not to have 4 GB of RAM - lets just stick to the point, thanks) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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