Reading through the BIOS update documentation (https://downloadmirror.intel.com/28642/eng/HN_0054_ReleaseNotes.pdf) and don't see there being a notice about RAM limitation being raised. While I can't confirm if 64GB RAM is already working as it is supported by the CPU, unsure if the motherboard on the NUC accepts 64GB RAM:
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
I would like to say I would support Intel enabling 64gb ram on the NUC8i7HVK. If the Intel CPU/Integrated Memory Controller can support 64gb memory, why not enable it? I got 3 VM's running on 32gb of memory, and things are getting tight.
It kinda reminds me of my 2011 MacMini. Officially all Apple documentation says it only supports 8gb of Ram, but it works fine with 16 gb.
Unless someone has done so already. I could just try and order 2x32GB so-dimms from Amazon and if it doesn't work I'll just ship it back. Perhaps I'll do so sometime next week.
The official response is that support for 32GB SODIMMs did not exist at the time of launch for these products and this was not included in the POR (Plan Of Record).
My personal opinion is that they should work. I have heard of no architectural differences that would require that changes be made in the MRC (Memory Reference Code; the code that is responsible for memory initialization in the BIOS). Either way, we aren't going to know unless someone actually tries. I am certainly not going to play guinea pig here, however; while memory prices have fallen, they are still in what I consider the gouging range.
That said, if someone in the memory industry wants to send me samples, I am more than willing to test them thoroughly (I have samples of ever NUC model to test with). Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
After reading this post earlier today, I went out and searched for 2x32gb 64gb kit ddr4-2400Mhz 260pin sodimms and could only find a Samsung product that cost between $250 to $300 per 32gb stick...ouch!
Yeah... in order to do my testing (Canadian) it's actually about $800 for me. I'm also waiting for a M2 SSD Nvme to go on sale, preferably the 970 Samsung PRO series. I pretty much only have the barebones right now and might not be ready to test it yet (of course I can buy the RAM at any time since I'll be getting it to test and return since won't be keeping it as it will a purchase at full price). Just waiting on a m2 nvme ssd to go on sale right now.
I started out with 2 Samsung 512gb pro 970, used them for less than 3 months and upgraded to 2 1tb 970 pros.. m.2 ssd are simply great. You will really enjoy the blazing speed. Good luck and keep us informed of your progress
That is exactly what I'm buying, the Samsung 1TB pro 970, I need two of those. Will update as soon as possible. I'm trying my best to expedite things by even going through the hassle and doing offers on eBay as there isn't a sale at the moment.
A user just posted that he successfully used 2x32Gb for a total of 64gb on his NUC8i7hvk hades canyon:
Is Micron Crucial 32GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM working at NUC8i7HVK? I use Cruical Scanner(downloaded from Micron’s web site:https://bityl.co/3fsB) to check my Intel NUC8i7HVK for RAM upgrade, but Crucial 32GB DDR4-2666 SODIMM(CT32G4SFD8266) dose not display in the upgrade option(The maximum size of RAM module is 16GB). Thanks for sharing the information in advance.
This will only be necessary if the BIOS is not working with particular 32GB SODIMMs. Do you have any data that shows that this is necessary? Have you even tried using them? There are a number of reports on this site of people that have been successful using 32GB SODIMMs.
No, I don't try any 32GB RAM module yet, my NUC8i7HVK currently has one Cruical 16GB RAM module.
Micron Crucial 32GB DDR4 SODIMM is the only 32GB RAM module for sale in local, but the retail shop told me that the 32GB RAM module could be supported only by Intel 9th generation CPU or newer ones. NUC8i7HVK is installed with the 8th CPU i7-8809G。
I did run Micron Cruical Scanner(downloaded from Micron’s web site:https://bityl.co/3fsB) for RAM upgrade, it indicates the 16GB RAM module is good for upgrade, not 32GB.
I saw Samsung 32GB module (M471A4G43MB1-CTD) is working on NUC8i7HVK. That's why I curious if any one tries Crucial 32GB before, it'll be helpful before I places the order for RAM upgrade.
Thanks for your post.
Hhmmm, I remember it being reported that Crucial 32GB modules were successfully used with the NUC6i7KYK, but I can't remember if any were reported working with the NUC8i7HVK.