Max RAM per slot – Asus motherboard


I'm looking to expand my virtual lab so I'll need more RAM. I have an Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard. The specifications state:

4 x DIMM, Max. 16GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1333/1066 Hz ECC, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture

I came across a few comments mentioning the fact that it needs 4 * 4 GB RAM modules because it won't be able to access all the memory in configuration 2 * 8 GB. A web based configurator throw up the same info. I would definitely prefer the 2 * 8 GB so I could eventually reuse it on my next configuration.

Best Answer

Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 does not support 2*8GB RAM modules. The paper manual, under Memory configurations, clearly states: You may install 512MB, 1GB, 2GB and 4GB unbuffered ECC and non-ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets. So the only possible configuration to bring the motherboard to a full 16 GB RAM configuration is to install 4*4 GB modules.