I bought GA-H170N-WIFI and since it can handle 32GB of DDR4 I want to buy two 16GB modules but can't find them. I found some cheap 16GB modules selling at my location but they are marked Buffered (or ECC). I checked motherboard's specifications and this is what I found:

2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR4 2133 MHz memory modules
Support for ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
Support for non-ECC UDIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules

Will those 16GB ECC modules work or not?

  • Your motherboard will not accept 16GB ECC modules. It says specifically in the specifications for the motherboard. Gigabyte didn't test any 16GB non-ECC memory for a reason, likely because, there are no modules to test. The specifications are crystal clear, your system, likely will not even POST with the 16GB ECC modules. To be honest I am not sure how you are suppose to get 32GB if it won't even except 2 16GB non-ECC modules either.
    – Ramhound
    Oct 18 '15 at 1:14
  • You are looking for 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport modules. They might not have been released yet. But the part number assigned to them is a Crucial Ballistix Sport part number. Even then your motherboard only supports one of those modules and they must be non-ECC
    – Ramhound
    Oct 18 '15 at 1:22
  • Ramhound what do you mean it supports only one module? it says I can get up to 32GB system memory. Anyway, thanks for all your comments
    – cheRRymonk
    Oct 18 '15 at 6:44
  • Anyway, when 16GB non ECC modules will be realeased will they work with that motherboard so I could build a 32GB pc?
    – cheRRymonk
    Oct 18 '15 at 7:42

Without knowing exactly what brand and spec the modules are, we wouldnt be able to answer that. However, on the support page for you mobo there is a link where you can download a pdf that contains a list of compatible modules. Here you go..


  • Yes, I tried to google any of 16GB modules in that list with no succes. I tried google by Modul P/N, supplier name and combination of words but can't find any of them. I even chatted with Crucial support but they gave me just a list of resellers like amazon etc. Still can't find 1x16GB DDR4 modules without ECC.
    – cheRRymonk
    Oct 18 '15 at 0:53

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