Didn't you say that the issue pertains to 2GB sticks?
The manual says this board supports 4GB sticks (i.e. 4x4GB for 16GB).
Should be alright, no?
Nope, there were 4GB sticks using 16X256MB IC's by the end, just very few and far between. IvyBridge (which I THINK was what also had that limit) listed 8GB sticks as being OK, all it really meant was it had enough (whats the correct word.... lanes?) to support that many ranks on a single stick; but that didnt say much about the IC's on the sticks.
It was a nightmarish time, and something Intel and RAM manufactures shouldn't have ever let happen.....
What I meant earlier was, you'll only really find 2GB sticks with 256MB IC's on them, and they'll have to be OLD. Current 2GB sticks are 4X512, not 8X256.
Bigger are out there, but people who know what they are ask big money.
EDIT: That said, 4~6GB of ram will play most games fine, especially if he uses SteamOS to play them.
Also, a quote from the famous "Ram Guy" from the Corsair forums; while not very technical, may suggest you'll be OK....
"Actually only Core I7 Quad channel series CPU's will support 64 Gig Core I5 D/C CPU's are limited to 32 Gig because of the number of slots and Core I3 only support 16 Gig of memory and the modules have to made with IC's no larger than 256 X8 Memory IC's so that would 4.0 Gig double rank modules or 16 Gig total. If the MB you have only has two slots then you would be limited to 8.0 Gig of Ram for Core I3 CPU's"
Edited by Master_Scythe, 09 January 2017 - 03:36 PM.
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