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Overclocker Gets 1TB of RAM Running on X299 Motherboard Limited to 256GB

X299 Taichi CLX (Image credit score: ASRock)

AsRock introduced this week that renown overclocker Nick Shih has stuffed ASRock’s X299 Taichi CLX workstation-grade motherboard with 1TB of reminiscence when the motherboard most effective formally helps as much as 256GB.

To accomplish that feat, Shih paired an Intel Core i9-7900X with eight SK Hynix 128GB LRDIMM (load-reduced DIMM) modules. This is somewhat attention-grabbing, bearing in mind we have been advised that the X299 chipset does not give a boost to EEC (error-correcting code) reminiscence, a lot much less LRDIMMs. It’s unknown what sort of magic Shih had to make use of to get the aforementioned reminiscence to paintings at the ASRock X299 Taichi CLX.

X299 Taichi CLX (Image credit score: ASRock Japan/Twitter)

SK Hynix already has a few 256GB LRDIMMs in its portfolio, however they max out at 2,666 MHz. The ones that Shih used appear to be unreleased. According to the screenshots shared, the LRDIMMs lift the HMABAGL7MBR4N-WM phase quantity and are available clocked at 2,933 MHz with CL21-21-21-47 CAS latency timings and a 1.20V running voltage. 

What makes Shih’s accomplishment much more impressive is that truth he was once ready to push the LRDIMMs to 3,471.8 MHz with the CL timings configured to CL20-24-24-56. That  i9-7900X should have one heck of an IMC (built-in reminiscence controller) to give a boost to up 1TB of reminiscence running at the ones speeds.

Samsung published its 256GB LRDIMMs closing 12 months. It would undoubtedly be mind-blowing to peer 2TB of reminiscence operating on a consumer-grade motherboard. The gear are there able for somebody to make use of. Now, we simply want a bold overclocker to aim it.