Theoretically yes but there are instructions set on the processor to allow a maximum amount of memory to 32GB.
Details are available here: Desktop 4th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors Datasheet, Vol. 1 page #18
I hope this helps,
I think it makes a few things clear.
My understanding is that the processor supports a certain type of DRAM technology viz. - 4Gb / DIMM. This allows a maximum of 32GiB.
I am not well versed with DRAM technology and therefore may have gaps in my understanding here. Let me know if any of these are wrong -
- The DRAM controller in the processor supports certain kind of DRAMs
- The DRAM controller supports a maximum of 4GiB / DIMM and supports a maximum of 8 DIMMs - thus 32GiB.
What I am not able to reconcile is that I am using a 8GB DDR3 card and have 2 of these as my MotherBoard only supports 16GB RAM. I would be grateful if someone could point me some easy to understand DRAM resource. I am trying to figure this from various pages on wikipedia.
The memory controller in the processor can handle different RAM device Technology (1Gb, 2Gb & 4Gb) with a specific DRAM organization.
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