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Topic # 26961 8-Oct-2008 19:00
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Hi All,

Do anybody here have Quad Core with 8GB of RAM? If so, can you please name your motherboard model. I am looking for a motherboard that can hold 8GB of RAM Smile

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  Reply # 169965 8-Oct-2008 20:03
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Got a system at work with 8gb on it with dual core... think it supports quad as well, Ill check tomorrow and let you know.




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  Reply # 169968 8-Oct-2008 20:13
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I'm quite sure that every modern motherboard can support 8gb of RAM.




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Reply # 169972 8-Oct-2008 20:32
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Basekid:

I'm quite sure that every modern motherboard can support 8gb of RAM.



I dont think so Frown

I explicitly told PB Technologies (here at Wellington) that I would like to have a motherboard which can support 8GB or more and what they gave me was Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L whose maximum RAM support is only 4GB RAM and also the 4 x DIMM slots accept only SS RAM Frown

Now, I have to upgrade my motherboard if I need more RAM support, so wanted to know what others use Smile




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  Reply # 169974 8-Oct-2008 20:40
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I'm using a GA-EP45-DS3L which supports a quad core and up to 16GB of RAM.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2844&ProductName=GA-EP45-DS3L

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  Reply # 169996 8-Oct-2008 21:29
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You've not said what you want it for.. but


http://www.apple.com/macpro/

Takes up to 32G of ram. 1 or 2 Quad Cores..

And you don't have to run MacOSX on it if you don't want to..

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Reply # 170017 8-Oct-2008 22:48
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LennonNZ:
http://www.apple.com/macpro/


The spec below is kinda similar to the model what I have
  • One 2.8GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  • 8GB (4x2GB)
  • None
  • 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
  • One 16x SuperDrive
  • Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
  • None
  • Apple Mighty Mouse
  • Apple Keyboard + User's Guide
  • AirPort Extreme Card (Wi-Fi)
All for $4948!!!!!!!! SurprisedYellSurprised

I wouldnt agree this is a fair amount. This is totally emptying my pocket!




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  Reply # 170023 8-Oct-2008 23:22
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^Apple is known to add a massive premium just for the branding.

It depends on the chipset i think, hence why a P45 like the P5Q Pro or the aformentioned gigabyte board supports 8gb.

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chakkaradeep:
LennonNZ:
http://www.apple.com/macpro/


The spec below is kinda similar to the model what I have
  • One 2.8GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  • 8GB (4x2GB)
  • None
  • 500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
  • One 16x SuperDrive
  • Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
  • None
  • Apple Mighty Mouse
  • Apple Keyboard + User's Guide
  • AirPort Extreme Card (Wi-Fi)
All for $4948!!!!!!!! SurprisedYellSurprised

I wouldnt agree this is a fair amount. This is totally emptying my pocket!


Surely thats $US? seems pretty cheap.... I doubt you have that CPU. It alone probably costs $1k $US!

Plus it would be alot cheaper if you bought the RAM, HD, monitor else where....

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  Reply # 170114 9-Oct-2008 12:01
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The system Ive got here with 8gb is on a Gigabyte P35-DS3P motherboard....

"The GA-P35-DS3P is GIGABYTE high performance platform based on the killer combination of the new Intel P35 chipset plus support for the latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1333MHz, including the upcoming 45nm platform. The GA-P35-DS3P is also part of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Series of motherboards, featuring top quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability."

Dosent actually state quad support...but Id assume it does.




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Reply # 170275 9-Oct-2008 20:03
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Installed ASUS P5Q SE/R and everythying is working fine now Cool




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