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    Posted: 07 Apr 2016 at 5:09pm
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on http://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/AM1B-ITX/index.asp page I read that this MB can handle up to 32 GB RAM. On Memory list only 8 GB modules are listed. As the MB has 2 dimm socket, how can I achieve 32 GB RAM?
Are 32 GB RAM supported (and usable) by the Athlon AD5350JAH44HM cpu?

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I would have to say no, 16gb is the max for that board. I am guessing that the 32gb listed on the product page is a typo. I checked 4 different 16gb DDR3 RAM modules compatibility (on the RAM product pages) and they all listed the AM1B-ITX as incompatible. That isn't surprising though given all the 16gb single modules I could find were server class RDIMMs.

If I may ask, why would you want 32gb of RAM in an AM1 system? I am just curious what application you have in mind for a low power system with that much RAM.


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VMware ESxi 6.0.0.
I currently have 8 GB (1333 MHz), I would like to upgrade as RAM costs not so much in this days maybe 32 GB will be better.

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The memory capacity on this platform is determined by the processor being used. The memory controller is part of the CPU on AM1 APUs.

I checked the specs of each of the processors compatible with this board, and all of them state 16GB maximum memory. For example:

http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Jaguar/AMD-Athlon%205350%20-%20AD5350JAH44HM.html

As Xaltar said, that specification must be a mistake. That is, unless future AM1 processors will support 32GB.
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Thank you all.
DO you thin Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM Kit 16GB (2x8 GB), DDR3, 1600 MT/s, PC3-12800, CL9, 1.5V, DIMM 240pin (code bls2cp8g3d1609ds1s00ceu) will be good for am1b-itx?

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Originally posted by ValeRR ValeRR wrote:

Thank you all.
DO you thin Crucial Ballistix Sport RAM Kit 16GB (2x8 GB), DDR3, 1600 MT/s, PC3-12800, CL9, 1.5V, DIMM 240pin (code bls2cp8g3d1609ds1s00ceu) will be good for am1b-itx?

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I cannot guarantee it will work with your CPU and board, but my experience with Crucial memory has been good, and a similar model of Crucial memory is in use in my ASRock X99 board.

I tried running this tool at Crucial's website to check compatibility with your board. It is listed if you choose ASRock, mother boards, and then AM1B-ITX, from the drop down lists. But each time I clicked the "Find Upgrade" button, nothing happens! Maybe you will have better luck:

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/advisor?cm_re=top-nav-_-flyout-memory-_-us-memory-advisor
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According to Crucial's product page for that RAM it is compatible. Click the link, select ASRock -> ASRock Motherboards -> AM1B-ITX and it will load and tell you it is compatible.
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Hi,
thank you all.
I will upgrade to 16 GB soon as the installation of VMware ESXi 6.0.0 U2 on the system has been successfull.
The AM1B-ITX is compatible (usable) with the last current version of ESXi.
I followed this guide to http://www.valent-blog.eu/2016/04/06/installazione-di-vmware-esxi-6-u2-su-asrock-am1b-itx-con-cpu-amd-athlon-5350/
(in italian, my mother language) in order to achive this goal;
I mean I only needed a temporary NIC card during the setup then you are free to remove it and use the onboard nic card.

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Hi,
I bought Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 UDIMM
which part number is BLT2CP8G3D1869DT1TX0CEU
This kit has better specs then Sport one:
DDR3 PC3-14900 ??9-9-9-27 ??Unbuffered ??NON-ECC ??DDR3-1866 ??1.5V ??1024Meg x 64 ??br>
It works fine with  AM1B-ITX
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