I am looking at doing another rebuild, using a X299 FTWK and I'm not finding the options I am looking for in the QVL
What I want: 4 slots populated with 8 GB Chips, for a total of 32 GB, Kingston HyperX, or 8 slots populated with 4 GB chips, for a total of 32 GB, Kingston HyperX. Your QVL only seems to offer limited options for Kingston, and caps out at 16 GB. And for most of the rest, iirc, it is 32/64 with 16 GB chips from Corsair. Which is fine, but I'm looking at spending around 250 CAD on RAM, rather than 600. Kingston is solid, reliable, and I have had zero issues with it in the past, so unironically, that's what I'm looking at buying.
But I don't want to guess obviously. There really aren't that many options as far as this goes. Obviously if I go with 4 GB chips, I'll be over budget, (I'm buying motherboard, CPU, and RAM at the same time), but not excessively. Just more than I would like.
The Chips I am looking at are:
HyperX Fury 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz DRAM (Desktop Memory) CL15 1.2V DIMM (288-pin) HX424C15FB2K2/16 *2
That's pretty much the only option I'm interested in as the rest are twice the price, even just changing from Black to White or Red. White would be nice, but I'm not doubling down just for a color scheme. I'd go with the Predator if I was going to spend that much, instead. Which is still black, but whatever.
Anyway. I just want to know if these have been tested for populating 1, 3, 5, and 7, and work well. Alternative, for around the same cost, if necessary, (which may not be bad if I plan on going up to 64 GB later, but it's not on my to do list at the moment):
HyperX Fury 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 2400MHz DRAM (Desktop Memory) CL15 1.2V Black DIMM (288-pin) HX424C15FBK2/32
I'm aware there is reasonable compatibility there, but I don't use XMP profiles personally, (I don't like them), and tend to just adjust the RAM if needed, or Auto it's speed and let the motherboard adjust it, which tends to work as well as I need it to. Which is pretty functional most of the time.
Not interest in overclocking either, though I might be just a little tempted to just see what it can do once. Maybe. But for normal use, everything will always be running at stock, with no Turbo/Speed Step. It's just not necessary for me, and I get rock solid stability without those features, which is what I like.
Hopefully someone is familiar, has tested, or knows whether I can just pop those in after setup.