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Windows 7: Motherboard 4gb Max or change motherboard for 8gb ?

06 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Motherboard 4gb Max or change motherboard for 8gb ?

Hey guys

i just finished my build and i have no idea why i went for a motherboard with 2 slots for ram it can hold up to 16gb but luckly ebuyer sent me out an extra 4gb of kingston hyperx ram so i have 8gb all together but theres a problem theres 4 sticks !

obviously i wouldnt want to send it back so what do ya think either upgrade my motherboard and smash the extra 4 gb in there or keep to my original one i dont have money to blow atall im really struggling if its something that will really make a difference ill go with it if not then ill just keep to my original and when i come to buy a graphics card i will get a 2gb graphics card to help with gaming all i really do is gaming i dont really do anything else

thankyou for your time

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06 Mar 2011   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit

I'd go with 4 gigs until you had a major reason to believe it wasn't enough. If that ever happens, consider your next move. Most people do just fine with 4 gigs.

I considered 8 gigs on my 4 slot board but decided against it and don't regret it.
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06 Mar 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

I've got six gigs use 1.6 gigs on average....don't think I have ever maxed out...maybe you could sell the excess sticks?
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08 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 8.1

I've Maxed out 4Gb on my system a couple times. But i do have iTunes up whilst playing games and have various programs up whilst doing digital image work with Photoshop or Corel.

Just think that DDR2 is now Dieing out, DDR is almost Rare and DDR2 is being replaced with DDR3 so When you might want to upgrade you cant as the stock may not be there To buy.
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