Will 8GB RAM stick work if the motherboard has limit of 16GB (for 4 slots)


This one is quite tricky and I can't find any decent information source/documentation.

I have Gigabyte motherboard from 2008: Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P rev. 1.0.

It has 4 RAM slots and total limit of RAM of 16 GB.

My question is – what if I buy 2 8 GB sticks. Will they work? Because if there's limit of 16 GB, it gives 4 GB per slot. How does motherboard RAM limits work, is it slot-dependent or more likely this is the top limit of chipset so even 16 GB stick would work?

I've been looking for info about AMD 770 chipset itself but I can't find any public documentation anywhere.

There's memory support list for my mobo, but it's really outdated.

Any ideas, hints, anything? 🙂

Thanks a lot!

Best Answer

The Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P main board will only accept memory modules with a size of 4GB or less in pairs of 2 for best performance. This is a limitation of the AMD 770 + SB710 Chipset see AMD support.

Just to clarify, it is possible that an 8GB memory module will work in your system, however it is unlikely you will find one that is compatible. Even worse it would most likely require you to run them in slots 1 and 3 instead of 1 and 2. This would dramatically decrease the performance of your machine.

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