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So I was wondering if a motherboard has a max memory of 128gb with four slots does that mean I have to use 32gb ram sticks; not sure if it works that way or if that's a stupid question. Like I know there's max amounts for RAM but are there minimum amounts? Thanks for your help.

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2 minutes ago, Moosh said:

So I was wondering if a motherboard has a max memory of 128gb with four slots does that mean I have to use 32gb ram sticks; not sure if it works that way or if that's a stupid question. Like I know there's max amounts for RAM but are there minimum amounts? Thanks for your help.

Well, no not really. There are some other restraints (Ram speed, Cas latency) but you don't really have a "minimum" for the motherboard per se, iirc- I may be wrong

 

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If u want the maximum amount of Ram u will need 4 x 32GB matching in pairs.

 

Minimum amount of ram would be 8GB using 2 x 4GB matching sticks.

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5 minutes ago, Moosh said:

So I was wondering if a motherboard has a max memory of 128gb with four slots does that mean I have to use 32gb ram sticks; not sure if it works that way or if that's a stupid question. Like I know there's max amounts for RAM but are there minimum amounts? Thanks for your help

If you want 128gb of ram then yes. You need 32gb sticks. 

 

If you don't want 128gb of ram, use any size in the version needed (ddr2, ddr3, Ddr4) 

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1 minute ago, Jimkirk363 said:

If u want the maximum amount of Ram u will need 4 x 32GB matching in pairs.

 

Minimum amount of ram would be 8GB using 2 x 4GB matching sticks.

Minimum would be 4gb. Single channel is an option. 

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1 minute ago, Jimkirk363 said:

If u want the maximum amount of Ram u will need 4 x 32GB matching in pairs.

 

Minimum amount of ram would be 8GB using 2 x 4GB matching sticks.

Why 8? the minimum would be only 4 using 1 stick, or 1GB if it's DDR3, I'm not sure if there are 1 or 2GB DDR4 sticks

 

 

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Thank you all very much for your help

 

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Why 8GB? because u would run dual channel for a start and secondly 8GB is the minimum requirements on most prebuilt systems these days.

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1 minute ago, Jimkirk363 said:

Why 8GB? because u would run dual channel for a start and secondly 8GB is the minimum requirements on most prebuilt systems these days.

But that's the minimum for some random software, not the motherboard like he asked about. And running dual channel is not a mandatory requirement. 

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i was just stating what most new boards have.

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7 minutes ago, Jimkirk363 said:

i was just stating what most new boards have.

But your information is not correct. New boards have a minimum of one stick needed. And ddr4 has a minimum of 4gb. (unless you use so-dimm which has 2gb)

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1 hour ago, Blue4130 said:

But your information is not correct. New boards have a minimum of one stick needed. And ddr4 has a minimum of 4gb. (unless you use so-dimm which has 2gb)

There are DDR4 2GB SO-DIMM sticks???

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