I have a GA-H97N-WIFI currently with 2 x 8gb sticks for a total of 16gb of ram.

I want to upgrade it to 2 x 16gb sticks for a total of 32gb of ram.

The page on the board is here: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H97N-WIFI-rev-10#sp

It says:

2 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory

does this mean that my board can support 32gb total or 16gb total?

I have the following CPU: "Intel Core i7-4770"

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    What processor do you have? If it is before Broadwell (5th generation) then it will only support a maximum of 8GB DIMMS: superuser.com/questions/1172769/… – Mokubai Jan 15 at 7:23
  • @Mokubai its a Intel Core i7-4770 ... – mikeysee Jan 15 at 7:49
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    It's 4th gen (first digit in four-digit numbers), so it's already maxed out according to that question. – gronostaj Jan 15 at 8:09
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    Sadly yes, you are limited to 8GB DIMMs for a maximum of 16GB total. Do you want to mark this as a duplicate or would you rather have a solid answer quoting more reliable sources? – Mokubai Jan 15 at 8:26
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    Possible duplicate of Installed 32GB RAM and laptop won't boot – Ramhound Jan 15 at 12:22

As mentioned my Mokubai in the comments to my question; I am running a 4th gen CPU thus am limited to 16gb of memory.

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