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G.Skill Starts Offering 8GB and 16GB DDR2-800 Memory Kits

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That's a very good point ewart. I just did a quick search on the intel website, and the 975, p35 and x38 chipsets only support 8gb's, and the nvidia 680i/780i are the same.

EDIT: even intel's skulltrail (x48 chipset) only supports 8GB's :wtf:
 
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great, I've been suffering on 8gb of RAM for ages and it's about time 16gb was made available in DDR2.. well done g.skill. hopefully it will be affordable. Whats not addressed in what I would generously describe as "articles" on the many tech websites is WHAT motherboards actually support 16gb of DDR2 RAM? anyone know of a suitable board?
what we need is a list - can we prepare a list?

most of them lamely 'parrot' the press release.

cheers
Any high end gaming board should support 16, I would imagine.
 

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^ See my post above
 
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^ See my post above
Well, I wasn't talking about crap intel boards. Their shitty mem controllers really dictates that :laugh: I guess I should've specified AM2 boards :cool:
 

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Do yourself a favor and use the edit button. Don't start a fanboy flamewar.
 
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Do yourself a favor and use the edit button. Don't start a fanboy flamewar.
They suck in comparison regardless of who makes them. Blame nvidia or intel or everyone for all I care. It's a poorer design due to intel's choices on CPU arch. Don't get made at me.
And for some reason they always seem to have bugs and what not. Especially those low end ones that go into OEM crap.
 

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Everyone please stay calm and on topic.
 

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I should've specified AM2 boards :cool:
Ahh, yes. Had a quick look on Gigabyte's site quick and yeah... looks like all AM2 boards support 16GB's.
 

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yeah my new Gigabyte MA 790X board supports it (came in today!!!!). However, I doubt Ill be getting 16gbs soon. I reckon the price on these will go for about 350 to 400??
 

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limited by cpu options

Unfortunately I will be limited to buying the fastest CPU's available, which at present restricts me to an Intel platform, although a list with both Intel and AMD supported boards would be worth having. I wonder if there are any Intel boards available yet? .. or when the 4gb DDR 2 modules will actually be available?

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