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Windows 7: What to do with these RAM?

09 Nov 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
What to do with these RAM?

I wasn't sure where to place this thread.

I have 4 RAM sticks (whatever) and was thinking of installing some of them in my pc to boost performance. I'm unsure if they're compatible.

The system info page says this: Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB (2.99 GB usable)

Do I even need to install more and how do I check if they're compatible?


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09 Nov 2012   #2

 
 

Typically is a bad idea to mix memory.

Timings are usually found on stickers on the modules.

Tbh save yourself the headache and do not install them.

The chances of them matching perfectly is slim.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

We do need your system specs. Here is two things to help.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Speccy - System Information - Free Download
Go to the User CP at the top of the page and that will help you.
Just as smarteyeball has posted, don't mix ram.
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09 Nov 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
We do need your system specs. Here is two things to help.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Speccy - System Information - Free Download
Go to the User CP at the top of the page and that will help you.
Just as smarteyeball has posted, don't mix ram.
That's a great little thing you have going there, I updated my system specs.

So should I not persue this idea, is it not worth the improvement?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ROBO666 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
We do need your system specs. Here is two things to help.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Speccy - System Information - Free Download
Go to the User CP at the top of the page and that will help you.
Just as smarteyeball has posted, don't mix ram.
That's a great little thing you have going there, I updated my system specs.

So should I not persue this idea, is it not worth the improvement?
Since you have a 32-bit processor, it can only use 4 GB of RAM, so any additional would be a waste.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ROBO666 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
We do need your system specs. Here is two things to help.
System Info - See Your System Specs

Speccy - System Information - Free Download
Go to the User CP at the top of the page and that will help you.
Just as smarteyeball has posted, don't mix ram.
That's a great little thing you have going there, I updated my system specs.

So should I not persue this idea, is it not worth the improvement?
Since you have a 32-bit processor, it can only use 4 GB of RAM, so any additional would be a waste.
Oh ok then that's what I have right now.

Anyone looking to buy RAM?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Like Big Mck has posted that is all a 32 bit system can handle. Are you having any other problems you need help with? We aim to please.
If it was me it would be time to save up for a new system and Windows 7 64 bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Like Big Mck has posted that is all a 32 bit system can handle. Are you having any other problems you need help with? We aim to please.
Not at the moment thanks.

What do I have to do to upgrade to 64 bit?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You can't upgrade from a 32 to 64 bit Windows 7. You have to do a clean install.
Read through all of this and you should have a good idea what is needed.
Clean Install Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ROBO666 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Like Big Mck has posted that is all a 32 bit system can handle. Are you having any other problems you need help with? We aim to please.
Not at the moment thanks.

What do I have to do to upgrade to 64 bit?
You first have to find out if your motherboard can handle 64-bit programs. Since yours is kind of old, I am not sure if it can or not.
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