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Windows 7: Do I HAVE to use 1GB RAM sticks?

19 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Do I HAVE to use 1GB RAM sticks?

Hi, I have recently decided to buy some more RAM for my PC except I have one question. Firstly, here are my specs:

Memory Installed 1 GB
Maximum allowed 4 GB* (4 x 1 GB)

*Actual available memory may be less
Speed supported PC2-4200 MB/sec
Type 240 pin, DDR2 SDRAM

Board: Asus A8M2N-LA
Processor: MD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core (3800+ 2.0 GHz)
and I have 4 DDR2 RAM slots.

Question is, if it indicates (4 x 1 GB) and the maximum allowed is 4GB does that mean I can only use 1GB sticks in the slots? Or can I use 2GB as well? (as long as I keep it at 4GB)

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19 Apr 2012   #2

 
 

It would help knowing the exact model of your board to give a more precise answer.

But off the top of my head, you should be fine using (2x2GB)
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19 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can use the online Curcial Ram Scanner to look at you purchasing options. Usually, the more Ram you have installed...the better. But, 1 more GB sould do it.
http://www.crucial.com/?gclid=CIyx5-...120419170513:s
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19 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
It would help knowing the exact model of your board to give a more precise answer.

But off the top of my head, you should be fine using (2x2GB)

Oh sorry, its an Asus A8M2N-LA
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19 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Use this System Information Tool to identify your hardware components.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy
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19 Apr 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just looked over the specs for your Mobo, looks like a good main board.
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19 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Turns out I can only use a maximum of 1GB per slot. (I used the scanner). Thanks!
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19 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You already found the answer, but when it says 4x1 GB for the max...that means you only get a max of 1 GB per slot.

As far as adding memory, I would try to match your existing stick, or completely replace it with 4 matching sticks.
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19 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Let us know IF you require futher assistance.
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