G.Skill Trident Z 32GB DDR4-3000 Dual-Channel Memory Kit Review

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stevenrix

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I've been using 64 gigs of RAM since the 3rd generation of Core I7. The problem back then was the motherboard could only accept 8 sticks of 8 gigs and it was rather heavy to carry. I got my hands on the new Z170A motherboard, and upgraded to 4 sticks of 16 gigs (those are corsair vengeance) and it runs okay, although i do prefer DDR3. I need that much memory for virtualization needs on a white box with SSDs on RAID 0 that i can carry with me. Now if they could get sticks of 32 gigs, i would buy them in a heartbeat.
 

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The optimum memory for a X99 chipset is using a quad channel memory kit. And getting two separate 2x mermory kits kits can cause issues. I ran into this issue with my Z79 motherboard and ended up using a DDR3-2133 8x4gb configuration for a total of 32gb of RAM.
 

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I've been using 64 gigs of RAM since the 3rd generation of Core I7. The problem back then was the motherboard could only accept 8 sticks of 8 gigs and it was rather heavy to carry. I got my hands on the new Z170A motherboard, and upgraded to 4 sticks of 16 gigs (those are corsair vengeance) and it runs okay, although i do prefer DDR3. I need that much memory for virtualization needs on a white box with SSDs on RAID 0 that i can carry with me. Now if they could get sticks of 32 gigs, i would buy them in a heartbeat.
they do have 32gb sticks maybe you mean xmp ? http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/memory/#sort=a10&page=1&t=14&Z=32768001,98304003,131072004
 

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No, I'm speaking of desktop memory. Here's the server memory to which you're referring:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147384

Compatibility with desktop motherboards and processors? Who knows. The server market has always had double-stacked chips, desktop memory has always been based on eight chips per side (sometimes single-sided, sometimes with half the chips missing, to reduce IC count).

 

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I've been using 64 gigs of RAM since the 3rd generation of Core I7. The problem back then was the motherboard could only accept 8 sticks of 8 gigs and it was rather heavy to carry. I got my hands on the new Z170A motherboard, and upgraded to 4 sticks of 16 gigs (those are corsair vengeance) and it runs okay, although i do prefer DDR3. I need that much memory for virtualization needs on a white box with SSDs on RAID 0 that i can carry with me. Now if they could get sticks of 32 gigs, i would buy them in a heartbeat.
stevenrix - So you are looking to have a super small Z170 chipset motherboard with 2x 32 Gig sticks to 'carry around' or were you aiming for 128 Gig of RAM in 4 slots? I was hoping for that too - (128 Gig) - but the Z170 is "limited" to 64 Gig RAM 8-(
 

Crashman

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The limit is in the type of memory it supports at 16GB per module, AFAIK

 

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I’m having trouble figuring out which RAM to buy for a new build. I think I’m going with the i5-6600k on the ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Z170 Gaming K6+ LGA 1151 Intel Z170 motherboard that has 4 slots. I don’t see needing more than 32GB (double what I have now).

I think I’ll go with the G.SKILL TridentZ series RAM. 3000 seems be the sweet spot and I assume it should be labeled ‘Z170’.

My question is should I get a 4x8 kit or a 2x16 Kit?
 

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2 sticks or 4? I think I’m going with the i5-6600k on the ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming Z170 Gaming K6+ LGA 1151 Intel Z170 motherboard that has 4 slots. I don’t see ever needing more than 32GB in this build (double what I have now).

I think I’ll go with the G.SKILL TridentZ series RAM. 3000 seems be the sweet spot and I assume it should be labeled ‘Z170’.

My question is should I get a 4x8 kit or a 2x16 Kit?
 

Crashman

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We've seen a slight bandwidth advantage of 4x over 2x, but I'm fairly certain that same advantage applies to two double-sided DIMMs. At 16GB per module, you know you're getting double-sided DIMMs
 
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