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Why does the CPU choose what ram you should have?

It will most likely work - just means that the makers of the board haven't tested it with more than the rated amount of RAM, so any potential issues that might pop up are not covered under warranty, and support won't help you fix them.

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When you choose a CPU, it saids the maximum supported RAM it could have, why does the CPU choose that? If you put more ram then it wants for example if the max is 32gb but you but 64gb will it bottleneck? 


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It will most likely work - just means that the makers of the board haven't tested it with more than the rated amount of RAM, so any potential issues that might pop up are not covered under warranty, and support won't help you fix them.


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If the motherboard or CPU doesnt support it, then it simply wont work (Not the full 64Gb at least, 32). 


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Your chipset is usually what determines what speed you can use as the IMC and chipset communicate with each other. 

The memory limit is essentially slot-bound (2 vs 4 slots) or locked within the chip itself. 


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The amount of RAM you can use in a board isn't always a hard-set number. Often times as long as the RAM is still dual-rank, higher capacity memory will (Sometimes) work in systems only specked to support X amount of RAM. 

 

for example, Intels 5820K Only officially supports up to 64GB of DDR4 but with 16GB sticks, has shown to go all the way up to 128GB. Same with x58. Many X58 boards could only officially do up to 24GB of RAM but after 8GB sticks of DDR3 came out, many systems could do up to 48GB of DDR3. 

 

 

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