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Compatible RAM for Asus Mobo


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#1 captaininternet

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 05:32 PM

I currently have a 2GB and 4GB module running at 1600 MHz. Can I go up to 1866 MHz or 2400 MHz? I have Win 7 64 Home Prem as my OS and I'd like to max out at 16GB. I have zero desire to stress the system or overclock in any form.

 

Per Speccy, here's what I'm running

Manufacturer: 
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Model: 
CM6330_CM6630_CM6730_CM6830 (LGA1155)
 
Chipset Vendor: 
Intel
Chipset Model: 
Ivy Bridge
Chipset Revision: 
09
Southbridge Vendor: 
Intel
Southbridge Model: 
H61
Southbridge Revision: 
B3
System Temperature: 
41 °C
BIOS
Brand: 
American Megatrends Inc.
Version: 
0404
Date: 
9/28/2012
 
Voltage
CPU CORE: 
0.840 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER: 
1.032 V
AVCC: 
3.328 V
3VCC: 
3.328 V
VIN4: 
1.008 V
VIN6: 
0.224 V
 
PCI Data
 
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type: 
PCI-E
Slot Usage: 
In Use
Bus Width: 
32 bit
Slot Designation: 
PCIEX16_1
Characteristics: 
3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number: 
0
 
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type: 
PCI-E
Slot Usage: 
Available
Bus Width: 
32 bit
Slot Designation: 
PCIEX1_1
Characteristics: 
3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number: 
1
 
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type: 
PCI-E
Slot Usage: 
Available
Bus Width: 
32 bit
Slot Designation: 
PCIEX1_2
Characteristics: 
3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number: 
2
 
Slot PCI
Slot Type: 
PCI
Slot Usage: 
Available
Bus Width: 
32 bit
Slot Designation: 
PCI1
Characteristics: 
3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number: 
3

 



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 10:49 PM

You might need to ask Asus. Their website doesn't tell me what motherboard that computer uses, and therefore I can't determine what type of ram it supports.



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

In these particular computers, the memory controller is on the CPU.  Intel Ivy Bridge CPU's support dual channel 1333mhz and 1600mhz DDR3.  They will work with faster memory, but will only run it at 1600mhz.  Certain low end processors do not support 1600mhz RAM.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_Bridge_%28microarchitecture%29#Desktop_processors

 

The maximum memory you can fit to the Asus CM6330_CM6630_CM6730_CM6830 is 8gb - http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/ASUS/cm6330cm6630cm6730cm6830


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 11:07 AM

@jonuk76: I'm curious if you could offer up an explaination of why it would not let me use 16GB? Is it as you stated about it being a low end processor? According to Intel's site, this processor will take up to 32GB: http://ark.intel.com/products/69114



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Posted 26 November 2014 - 12:08 PM

TBH I went from the Crucial memory adviser which is usually pretty good.  Really it should handle 8gb modules (there are only two slots, so it would need 2 x 8Gb modules) - there is no limitation as far as I can tell in this regard with Ivy Bridge CPU's or the H61 chipset.  However for some reason the Crucial memory advisor states 8Gb total is the maximum allowed.  It's probable that they just get the specs from Asus.  I'd speculate that at the time the machine was released, 8Gb DIMMs were not widely available and maybe the specs have just never been updated.  But I don't know.  Suck it and see I guess :)


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:22 PM

I guess brick and mortar stores CAN still serve a purpose with that in mind. I found the PC in the trash, apparently the prior owner had an OS failure and just trashed the whole thing. I added an SSD and the thing runs spectacular.



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 09:07 AM

Just a follow up, added 16GB (2x8) DDR3-1600. They run like a champ with no issues.






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