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Old 8th June, 2014, 12:09 AM
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Hi everyone, its been a few years since I have been at any tech sites and the only one I could remember was AOA. I guess its because I spent so much time here .So I have a few questions for Daniel and the rest of the masses here.

I will be doing a little upgrading on my sig system and would ask some advise in regards to wattages and performance for the memory and CPU.

Since the board is designed for 16g memory I will be replacing to 4g I currently am running. As I did some research I see Corsair and the other manufacturers don't support 16g on this board or for that much even 8g isn't supported. So my question is, Are any of you using or have used 8-16g on this board in the past?

My second question is, after reading up on a few different chips for the board would I have a significant performance boost if I add a 95w or 125w chip? I would think the 6 core 95w chips would run cooler but is the performance worth adding a 6 core 125w?

Cooling is not an issue since I still have well over 250cfm in fans running 24/7 and I am able to twist em up over 400cfm if necessary during the summer or gaming.

Advise or comments are welcome and its nice to see AOA still around
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Hi gryphyn,
I'm not familiar with your mb. so, I have 8gb in my 990FXA, it works just fine for me. I'll add 8gb and run some benches.
If heat is not your main worry, then the 125W cpu would have an advantage. the 95W could be a sleeper and OC to offset that advantage. Less heat/money.

Also, most of the gang, and ~Daniel are @GamersOnLinux. Others are here like me, now and then. there are a few posts on the subject.

good to se you here, hope to see you there!

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Check that, GamersOnLinux.com is the site where most of AOA is now.

the shift form overclocking to gaming partly due to a decline in DIY overclocking.

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I've not seen a current ASUS board that wouldn't run 16 GB of good Corsair memory, but don't run 4 modules - this will limit your BIOS settings, for sure.

8GBx2 I would think runs, Corsair's 'support' table tends to err on the side of being overly conservative, but I have been wrong before. Is there a way you could test it at your dealer before buying, just to make sure?

Try posting at GamersOnLinux as well, I usually stop in here to help folks but there are a lot of our *aces* are easily available there.

PS: All that extra memory means nothing unless you are running a 64-bit OS due to the 4 GB limitation of 32-bit. Are you?
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I will stop in at gamers and post there as well, Thanks for the info and I have been running 64b for several yrs so as not to limit the board.
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