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Intel J4105 - What is the real maximum memory?


The Intel specs specify that the J4105 processor supports a maximum of 8GB of RAM (with a note "depending on type"). However, I have read quite a few posts and seen youtube videos of people overraming them up to 32GB. Some motherboard suppliers are even supplying them with 32GB of RAM onboard.


Why does Intel only specify the Maximum as 8GB when people are clearly able to use more, and what does the note "Depending on type" really mean?




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Hello zzhai2,


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities. 


The specifications shared on our websites are the recommended settings for the proper functioning of the processor and it might vary based on the system it is installed and the rest of the components. 


We agree that other customers might use more than the recommended memory for this product however we cannot determine the whole system performance.


We recommend whenever possible to stick to the specifications of the processor. If you decide to use a different memory we suggest you check with the motherboard manufacturer their recommendations for your whole system needs. 


Regarding your inquiry, the phrase "dependent on memory type" refers that it would depend on the specific memory type used, for example, DDR4 or LPDDR4 up to 2400 MT/s as explained in our website. 


We encourage you to use the product with its specifications or confirm with the motherboard manufacturer any possible change you are planning to do on your system.


Feel free to reply if any additional assistance is required. 


Best Regards, 

Daisy J. 

Intel Customer Support Technician 

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Let me say it a little simpler: Intel specs what it validates and Intel validates what it specs. If it doesn't validate a particular scenario, then it doesn't include it in a spec and it doesn't claim or guarantee that it will work. If the original decision was to spec and support 8GB, then they don't test larger amounts and they consequently don't guarantee (or warrant) that it will work. Of course we know it will, but it is up to the board designer to make sure that it does.


Clear as mud?


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