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Question: Too much RAM

The new Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 mo/bo I just bought has a 64GB RAM capacity. Some people say the CPU can only utilize 16 GB's of RAM. It is an Intel Core i7-5820K 6-Core. When I finish my build in August I will install Windows 10 Pro edition. Am I wasting money if I install more than 16 GB's of RAM/ I will be doing a lot of Rendering and Animation with the new machine.

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Answer: Too much RAM

Admiral12 said:





Some people say the CPU can only utilize 16 GB's of RAM. It is an Intel Core i7-5820K 6-Core.Click to expand...

It is not the CPU that is dependent on memory. Your CPU (aside from 32-bit) will utilize all memory the motherboard can configure. The application is what dependent on both CPU and memory. 16GB is a good place to be for starters, especially if you are rendering and working with animation.



Admiral12 said:





Am I wasting money if I install more than 16 GB's of RAM/ I will be doing a lot of Rendering and Animation with the new machine.Click to expand...

That depends on the application and how you use it. Basically the larger your project the more memory you will need.

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