8 DIMM Slot PIII Motherboard?

Wayne Whitney whitney at math.berkeley.edu
Thu Mar 8 15:13:26 PST 2001

Hi All,

I'm looking for a PIII motherboard that has 8 DIMM slots and handles 32x8
(high-density) 512MB DIMMs.  Does anyone know of one?  Dual PIII is
prefereable, but single PIII would be OK.  My goal is to assemble a 4GB
main RAM machine on the cheap, using 8 $160 32x8 512MB DIMMs, rather than
4 $600-$700 16x16 1GB DIMMs.

According to the specifications of the Serverworks HE chipset, it can
handle 8 DIMM slots, as it does interleaving, so it can do 4 DIMM slots on
each channel.  However, the motherboards I've seen with this chipset
typically have just 4 DIMM slots.  Moreover, I don't know if this chipset
handles 32x8 512MB DIMMs.

Any pointers would be appreciated.


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