[SOLVED] How to find motherboard and RAM to build 256RAM computer?

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I already have a motherboard with 128GB RAM. I installed 8 16GB-RAMs.

But now I want to have a computer with 256GB RAM.

For this, I need to upgrade the motherboard. This is one example:
https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-ROG-Strix-Gaming-Motherboard/dp/B07YD7GHJ6

But apparently this only has 8 slots although its "Ram Memory Maximum Size" is 256GB.

So I need to get 8 32GB-RAMs.

I can pay the money for my work. This is an investment.

However, I am worried that the 32GB-RAMs that are available on the market might be worse ones than 16GB-RAMs on the market.

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-2x16GB-3200MHz-Memory-CMK32GX4M2B3200C16/dp/B016ORTNI2
This says "Corsair LPX 32GB (2x16GB) 3200MHz"

https://www.amazon.com/OWC-2666MHz-PC4-21300-OWC2666DDR4S32G-macmini18/dp/B07PTRBHSG
This says "OWC 32.0GB 2666MHz"

Honestly I know nothing about what MHz really means on computer or anything, but it reads like 32GB RAM can be worse than 16GB RAM in some aspect.

I do not want to experience such downgrading.

What 32GM RAM can I buy? What is the best one on the market?
 
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https://www.stata.com/support/faqs/windows/hardware-requirements/

This is what STATA says about why RAM is important.

"The most important consideration when buying a computer on which to run Stata is the amount of RAM (memory) you will need. You need at least 1 GB of RAM for Stata to run smoothly. Stata loads all of your data into RAM to perform its calculations. You must have enough physical RAM to load Stata and allocate enough memory to it to load and analyze your datasets. "
I am not a professional with these things, so take everything i say with a grain of salt.

Considering that memory is going to be the most important part of your setup, i would aim for ram with >= 3600 MHz, this will ensure that you will not be bottle necked by your ram, and you can then focus on your other parts (cpu, motherboard, storage, etc.) I reccomend using Newegg.com to find the parts, and then pcpartpicker.com to make sure they are compatible with each other, because "OWC 32.0GB 2666MHz" is not compatible with the motherboard you listed.

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007610 600521523 601275376 601203950 601203952 601203953 601203954 601203955 601203956 601203957 601300926 601301279 601301280 601304097 601304214 601323067 601330884
this is a link to the RAM that i could find on Newegg considering your requirements
 
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I have this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072KTSCCS

I am even considering updating this.

https://www.stata.com/support/faqs/windows/hardware-requirements/

This is what STATA says about why RAM is important.

"The most important consideration when buying a computer on which to run Stata is the amount of RAM (memory) you will need. You need at least 1 GB of RAM for Stata to run smoothly. Stata loads all of your data into RAM to perform its calculations. You must have enough physical RAM to load Stata and allocate enough memory to it to load and analyze your datasets. "
 
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https://www.stata.com/support/faqs/windows/hardware-requirements/

This is what STATA says about why RAM is important.

"The most important consideration when buying a computer on which to run Stata is the amount of RAM (memory) you will need. You need at least 1 GB of RAM for Stata to run smoothly. Stata loads all of your data into RAM to perform its calculations. You must have enough physical RAM to load Stata and allocate enough memory to it to load and analyze your datasets. "
I am not a professional with these things, so take everything i say with a grain of salt.

Considering that memory is going to be the most important part of your setup, i would aim for ram with >= 3600 MHz, this will ensure that you will not be bottle necked by your ram, and you can then focus on your other parts (cpu, motherboard, storage, etc.) I reccomend using Newegg.com to find the parts, and then pcpartpicker.com to make sure they are compatible with each other, because "OWC 32.0GB 2666MHz" is not compatible with the motherboard you listed.

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007610 600521523 601275376 601203950 601203952 601203953 601203954 601203955 601203956 601203957 601300926 601301279 601301280 601304097 601304214 601323067 601330884
this is a link to the RAM that i could find on Newegg considering your requirements
 
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I am not a professional with these things, so take everything i say with a grain of salt.

Considering that memory is going to be the most important part of your setup, i would aim for ram with >= 3600 MHz, this will ensure that you will not be bottle necked by your ram, and you can then focus on your other parts (cpu, motherboard, storage, etc.) I reccomend using Newegg.com to find the parts, and then pcpartpicker.com to make sure they are compatible with each other, because "OWC 32.0GB 2666MHz" is not compatible with the motherboard you listed.

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007610 600521523 601275376 601203950 601203952 601203953 601203954 601203955 601203956 601203957 601300926 601301279 601301280 601304097 601304214 601323067 601330884
this is a link to the RAM that i could find on Newegg considering your requirements

Amazing. Thank you so much!
 

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I am not a professional with these things, so take everything i say with a grain of salt.

Considering that memory is going to be the most important part of your setup, i would aim for ram with >= 3600 MHz, this will ensure that you will not be bottle necked by your ram, and you can then focus on your other parts (cpu, motherboard, storage, etc.) I reccomend using Newegg.com to find the parts, and then pcpartpicker.com to make sure they are compatible with each other, because "OWC 32.0GB 2666MHz" is not compatible with the motherboard you listed.

https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007610 600521523 601275376 601203950 601203952 601203953 601203954 601203955 601203956 601203957 601300926 601301279 601301280 601304097 601304214 601323067 601330884
this is a link to the RAM that i could find on Newegg considering your requirements

And there are two versions.

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)

RGB Pro versus LPX.

Are these basically the same? So just go with anything that is cheaper in this case?

I googled a bit and people seem to say at least "RGB" and "LPX" are entirely the same except the "looks" (that I cannot care less about).
 
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And there are two versions.

CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)

RGB Pro versus LPX.

Are these basically the same? So just go with anything that is cheaper in this case?

I googled a bit and people seem to say at least "RGB" and "LPX" are entirely the same except the "looks" (that I cannot care less about).
They are very similar, but the LPX is designed for overclocking, and i am assuming you dont know much about overclocking or that you would even want to overclock, so i would go with the RGB pro ram, since it is cheaper, but it's up to you
 
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