Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: ASUS M5A97 EVO - Recommended 16 GB RAM for Linux

01 Apr 2013   #1
incurablegeek

Win 7-64
 
 
ASUS M5A97 EVO - Recommended 16 GB RAM for Linux

I have the ASUS M5A97 EVO Amazon.com: ASUS M5A97 Evo - AM3+ - 970 - SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 - ATX AMD ATX DDR3 2133 Motherboards: Electronics

with an AMD Phenom 1090T 6-core running Ubuntu Linux. Also, I use only Noctua NH-D14 (big as hell) so I can't use RAM with big ole heatsinks (they just won't fit under the Noctua)

I do not game, though I may use it to test games that I will have programmers develop for me.
(I develop educational materials and curricula for gifted students and eventually wish to embed everything into interactive video game format.)

Although I am rather knowledgeable about hardware, I must confess I don't really know diddly-squat about what RAM to buy. I think 16 GB will be just fine (have 16 GB in both my other rigs), but think it might be smart to go with 2 X 8 GB to leave room for the future. Also, I buy only Corsair - though I will keep an open mind on that.

+++++++++++

Also, if you guys are feeling really, truly, extra special generous with your time and knowledge, I need a recommendation for an ASUS (only) AMD Quad-Core DDR3 motherboard that is reliable but super cheap. Building that one for a friend.




Attached Thumbnails
ASUS M5A97 EVO - Recommended 16 GB RAM for Linux-m5a97-evo.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Apr 2013   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

16GB is generally more than sufficient. What sort of applications are you running?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2013   #3
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 X64
 
 

The NH-D14 gives 44mm for ram clearance. I use G Skill Ripjaws or Sniper which is 40mm tall. That is excellent ram and good customer service with a lifetime warranty. If the 120mm fan gives clearance issues, just slide it up slightly. With my D14, I get just as good temps without the 120mm as with it. Give it a try with just the 140mm fan.

And just to get an argument going, 2 X 8GB is better on the CPU and puts less strain on the IMC than 4 X 4GB
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


01 Apr 2013   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Grab a 2x8 GB kit and then you don't have to worry about it. Having a quick look on Newegg and there is little to no difference in price between 4x4 GB and 2x8 GB kits.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2013   #5
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you like Corsair and you need low profile RAM, this is it: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB Kit

From their website:
Quote:
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
RAM prices are on the rise, so if you are going to buy some, I wouldn't wait long. Also, you can probably get the G.Skill Ripjaw that Essenbe mentioned for roughly the same price. I would stick with either Corsair or G.Skill.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Apr 2013   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
If you like Corsair and you need low profile RAM, this is it: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB Kit

From their website:
Quote:
Vengeance Low Profile heat spreaders have a reduced height of 1.03" (26.25mm). They're designed for high-performance systems with extra-large CPU coolers, small form factor system builds, or any other space-constrained application where standard Vengeance memory might not fit.
RAM prices are on the rise, so if you are going to buy some, I wouldn't wait long. Also, you can probably get the G.Skill Ripjaw that Essenbe mentioned for roughly the same price. I would stick with either Corsair or G.Skill.
yep low profile Corsairs I know the 1600 MHz cl9 does 1800 MHz stock voltage max oc but at 1600mhz you will still be good
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 ASUS M5A97 EVO - Recommended 16 GB RAM for Linux




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Acronis Universal Restore w/Dissimilar Hardware ASUS M5A97 LE 2.0
Hello All, Let me start by saying I am in the process of upgrading my kids computer. I got them an Asus M5A97 LE 2.0. I also got 16gb of ram and processor upgrade. Well I also have Acronis True Image 2014 which should allow me to recover to new hardware. New hardware is in and I start the...
Drivers
M5A97 R2.0 Underclock/Overclock
I have an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, and I've just discovered that it doesn't completely support my AMD FX 8350. It doesn't support the HyperTransport bus at anything more than 2400 MHz. Solarstarshines reminded me in another thread that the HT bus on this processor should run at 2600 MHz. Not a...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Installed Linux, now can't install windows -Asus Laptop
I have an Asus laptop 1025c. Atom processor, 2gb ram. It originally had windows 7 starter and i hated it so i decided to flash crunchbang linux. turns out linux isnt for me so i created a bootable usb of windows xp and when i boot to it the setup loads for a sec but then after "starting setup"...
Installation & Setup
2013 Recommended SSD for Linux (Ubuntu)
Although I was quite the authority on G2 SSD's way back when we were all much younger, I am now a bit out of touch. Prices have of course plummeted since I purchased my Intel and Samsung SSD's. That much I do know. Who is reliable now? Well, that I don't know. Specifically, I need an SSD for my...
Hardware & Devices
Recommended use for Asus GPU NOS?
I have a M4A785-M asus Motherboard, a few months ago I sadly had to get rid of my Graphics card due to some IRL reasons, and I am left with the stock internal motherboard graphics, which aren't that bad for integrated. ATI Radeon HD 4200 256MB integrated graphics. Well, as you can tell by the...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly
OK, My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:49.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App