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Windows 7: ram question

23 Sep 2009   #1

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 ???

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23 Sep 2009   #2

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.
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23 Sep 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The maximum ram for your motherboard is 4gb --==> source
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23 Sep 2009   #4

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
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23 Sep 2009   #5

 

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.
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23 Sep 2009   #6

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
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23 Sep 2009   #7

 

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?
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23 Sep 2009   #8

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

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