Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: ram question

23 Sep 2009   #1
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 
ram question

hey all i am doing an upgrade on my system my motherboard manual says my board can only take 1gb per a slot with a maximum of 4gb but on Crucial website it says my board can take 2gb per a slot so witch do belive as they are ment to be the ram masters and i would love to use more then just 4gb of memory but i don't want to go and buy 8gb of ram and my board not support 2gb sticks so if anyone can help me witch to belive then please do cheers

EDIT ere is what crucial says on ther site after ther scan Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400,DDR2 PC2-5300,DDR2 PC2-8500 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.* but my manual says my board can only use 533mhz but i am using 667mhz right now

EDIT #2 ther is more witch i don't get they say this on ther site as well 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Banking: 4 (2 banks of 2)
Chipset: Intel 925XE Express
DDR2 SDRAM Frequencies: PC2-3200 and PC2-4200
Error Detection Support: Non-ECC only
Graphics Support: PCI Express x16
Max Component Density: 1024
Max Unbuffered DDR2 SDRAM: 4096MB
Module Types Supported: Unbuffered only
Supported DRAM Types: DDR2 SDRAM only
USB Support: 2.x Compliant

so witch do i go by my manual or ther site ???


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
23 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
hey all i am doing an upgrade on my system my motherboard manual says my board can only take 1gb per a slot with a maximum of 4gb but on Crucial website it says my board can take 2gb per a slot so witch do belive as they are ment to be the ram masters and i would love to use more then just 4gb of memory but i don't want to go and buy 8gb of ram and my board not support 2gb sticks so if anyone can help me witch to belive then please do cheers

F1

Are you planning to run win 7 43bit? if so it will not recognise more than four.

64bit will but are you planning to run it and can your motherboard support It.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The maximum ram for your motherboard is 4gb --==> source
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

23 Sep 2009   #4
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

i was going to change to 64bit win 7

and why is crucial saying my board can take more then and at faster speeds then what it can thats what i don't get they are ment to no what they are on about and thanks for that source and anyway of finding out if my board can take sata 2 ? might as well ask well am here and thanks for your help your have just saved me some money
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #5
Antman

 

Sometimes, a BIOS upgrade can affect a board's capabilities. My 1066 FSB board became a 1333 FSB board with a BIOS update.

If you use the Crucial tool (Configurator?) to identify and order the RAM, Crucial guarantees the order.

It may cost you around $10 return shipping to find out. Email Crucial to clarify. Be sure and mention your BIOS version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #6
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

hey thanks how do i find out my bios version ? and will it matter if i get my bios update from award or phionx i forgot witch one it is but foxconns website says i have the newest 1
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #7
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
hey thanks how do i find out my bios version ? and will it matter if i get my bios update from award or phionx i forgot witch one it is but foxconns website says i have the newest 1
It does matter where you get it. BIOS version is shown during boot - if you have the POST process not hidden by some graphic.

By what mechanism does the website tell you that you have the latest BIOS?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Sep 2009   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, type in System Information, at the search bar and open it, it will tell you your Bios version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 ram question




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Question about SSD's
I saw these comments on a site about SSD's , is the below comments true ? I was hoping to use the SSD as my primary drive , i don't store much . Thank you
Hardware & Devices
Thermal Paste Question..(Noobish Question)
Hey guys, I recently purchased Corsair H40 that came with pre applied thermal paste. Before I placed the H40 sink on my processor, I applied a thin layer on the on the processor with Cooler Master thermal paste. So essentially I mixed the H40 pre applied thermal paste with the Cooler Master thermal...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
WEI Question
Hey guys, I went into my system properties to get into something today, but when i did it prompted that i needed to re-rn the assesment. I did so and my graphics score went from a 7.4 down to a 6.9. Would this be caused from me running display fusion on my system to allow me to do certain...
Performance & Maintenance
RAM Question
I will probably be getting this motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 rev. 1.0 Socket 1155 ATX Motherboard Intel Z68 Express Intel Core i7 i5 i3 LGA1155 Processors, Dual DDR3 2133 SATA III SATA 6.0 Gb/s Gigabit LAN SLI CrossFireX USB3.0 HDMI DVI 7.1 Channels Audio-Best Computer Online Store Hous I...
Hardware & Devices
Answer Question, Ask Question.
First (hope you get the reference): In a world where a piano is a weapon, not a musical instrument, on what does Scott Joplin play "The Maple Leaf Rag"?
Chillout Room
Logitech 5.1 surround question and soundcard question IDT and Realtek
So my situation is unique lol i have a Dell inspiron n5010 laptop running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit the soundcard for this is either IDT 92HD79B1, v.6.10.0.6267, A01 or A03 i dont know what the default one mine came with is. Documentation i hope that helps ^ and the attatchment i...
Sound & Audio


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App