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MSI Rolls Out BIOS Updates For Up To 256GB DDR5 Memory Support On Motherboards

by Low Boon ShenFebruary 27, 2024
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MSI Rolls Out BIOS Updates For Up To 256GB DDR5 Memory Support On Motherboards

64GB DDR5 modules are pretty rare and new today, but if you’re planning to give your rig a workstation makeover, MSI’s new BIOS update should come in handy. The company announced its motherboard lineup now supports 64GB DDR5 modules, enabling 4-slot RAM to pack 256GB of memory, or 128GB for dual-slot systems.

MSI Rolls Out BIOS Updates For Up To 256GB DDR5 Memory Support On Motherboards

According to MSI, all AMD Socket AM5 motherboards now have BIOS updates available for 256GB memory support since January this year. This includes all X670, B650, and even budget A620 motherboards. Intel motherboards are currently undergoing a limited rollout, with select Z790 and B760 motherboards now receiving beta BIOSes. The company says the remainder of the Intel 600/700 series motherboard lineup will receive BIOS updates in late February to early March.

For quick reference, here’s a list of currently supported Intel chipset models with corresponding beta BIOS versions:

Market Name
BIOS Version
MEG Z790 GODLIKE MAX 7D85vA31 (Beta version)
MEG Z790 GODLIKE 7D85v191 (Beta version)
MEG Z790 ACE MAX 7D86vA32 (Beta version)
MEG Z790 ACE 7D86v1A2 (Beta version)
MPG Z790 CARBON MAX WIFI 7D89vA34 (Beta version)
MPG Z790 CARBON WIFI 7D89v1B3 (Beta version)
PRO Z790-A MAX WIFI 7E07vM31 (Beta version)
PRO Z790-A WIFI 7E07vAA1 (Beta version)
Z790MPOWER 7E01vP12 (Beta version)
MAG B760M MORTAR MAX WIFI 7E01vH81 (Beta version)
MAG B760M MORTAR WIFI 7E01vM81 (Beta version)
MAG B760M MORTAR 7E01vM81 (Beta version)

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Users can look for the files required to perform a BIOS update on MSI’s support website.

Pokdepinion: That’s enough to build an entry-level workstation on the cheap for sure. 

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