The Intel(R) Desktop Board DQ67EP should certainly support 16GB of RAM, using your 2x8GB modules (8GB modules use 4Gb memory technology, which is supported). http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dq67ep/sb/CS-032154.htm
Please ensure that the modules that you are using have a voltage compliant with your processor. Most Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 and Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processors require 1.5V system memory modules.
I too purchased the DQ67EP with the intention of running XenClient from Citrix. I used some spare 4GB modules (for a total of 8GB), but now that I have 7 virtual machines running on this I need to upgrade the memory.
I was about to purchase maybe the same memory as the OP. Specifially, I was looking at Kingston KVR1333D3D4R9S. The link to the the memory indicates everything should match up (such as 1.5V), but this memory is ECC. Will this work with the DQ67EP? Everything states using non-ECC memory.
Here's Kingston's page on the memory:
Some of these new boards say they can support , 32 GB , Opps I only have 4 Ram slots , Where can you get a 8 GB ram Non-ECC , ???? So I can use 32 GB , == 4x8= 32 GB ???
This is why I was asking about ECC memory. I can't find non-ECC in 8GB sticks. From what I was reading, non-ECC is faster than ECC.
And of course, 8GB sticks seem to be considered server memory, so the price goes up.
Yea I have searched every where and I even asked cousair Gskil kingston , none of them make non ecc 8GB sticks of any kind . Go figure maybe it's the Ram industry that needs to catch up.
were you able to get the 16GB setup working?
I am concerned that if I purchase the memory (~$250-300USD) it will not work in my setup.
Indeed, 8GB modules are not not common these days, and there are only a few available in the market at the moment. Even if we have added 16GB of RAM support on the motherboard, we have not yet tested any module with those specifications.
If you would like to avoid compatibility problems, you can check this website periodically, to find out when a tested 8GB module is posted.
Thanks Jose...I appreciate the reply. Too bad no 8GB modules have been tested yet (even though 16GB max is my target...and what was stated as the max in the DQ67EP glossy).
Being a Citrix employee working on XenClient, it's tough not being able to use the DQ67EP (my personal setup) to the full potential of XenClient...it is plenty capable, but I can't afford to purcahse memory to try out.
Hopefully there will be some activity soon on that web page regarding 8GB module testing.
Just tried with Kingston KVR1066D3Q8R7S/8G, no success
The motherboards keeps beeping with memory error, no luck...
Boots fine with a 4GB stick and the 8GB stick, altough the later is not recognized.
ECC memory should work on non-ECC mobo, but without ECC functionnality right?
I'm a bit confused about how you get 16GB of memory with 2 slots if 8GB stick do not work...
Well, there is one vendor out there that lists 8GB sticks for the DQ67EP; Crucial. That's the good news...the bad news is it costs $660 for the 16GB kit.
Will try one of these soon (if corsair decides to ship it someday...)
Which part from Corsair are you looking at?? I looked on their web site and could not find any 8GB sticks.
Sorry, I made a mistake, was Crucial, not Corsair
So... Crucial Non-ECC 8GB stick does work on the DQ67EP :-)
Here's the reference: http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT102464BA1339
Only drawback is the price... sigh...
DID you spend $660.00 on this Ram ?????? Well the good thing it has a lifetime warranty.