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Windows 7: Very quick & Easy question (For this forum)

23 Dec 2012   #1
Tony2012

MS Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Very quick & Easy question (For this forum)

Long story short lads,

I want to up to 8GB but upon reading my motherboard specs I saw it said;

"2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB"

And I couldn't word it right to put into google correctly and I knew someone here would know.

What I'm asking is, Does that mean it can only handle 4GB on the whole board of 4GB per slot?

If you're interested here's a link to my board....I'm more than likely going to upgrade it anyway.

http://ee.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-73pvm-s2h_10


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23 Dec 2012   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

4 GB total.
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23 Dec 2012   #3
Tony2012

MS Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

D'aw, welp...Time to find a new motherboard.

Thank's for the reply, mate.
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23 Dec 2012   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Only 4GB.
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24 Dec 2012   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
4 GB total.

Hi there
This isn't always strictly true == the 4GB limit on DDR2 was basically because DDR2 (unlike DDR3) memory slots are very rare to find in 2 X 4GB modules and if you CAN find them they are MUCH more expensive than the more modern DDR3 modules (which BTW won't fit in your mobo --different slots).

Another issue is the CPU -- if it's not 64 bit capable then there isn't any point in installing more than 4GB of memory in any case.

You'd be better off with a more modern MOBO --SATA disks / USB3 port(s) and numerous other improvements.

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Dec 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Unless you have very memory intensive applications, 8GB will not buy you much compared to 4GB. For 'normal' use, half of the 8GBs will be mostely empty - see in my case.


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24 Dec 2012   #7
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Unless you have very memory intensive applications, 8GB will not buy you much compared to 4GB. For 'normal' use, half of the 8GBs will be mostely empty - see in my case.
A good use for extra memory (especially on a 64 bit machine) is if you run virtual machines -- these just EAT ram for breakfast.

Another good use for more RAM is if you run video editing or large applications like photoshop -- using RAM for "scratch" / temporary files is far faster than having these on a disk because of insufficient RAM to store these on RAM (even if you are using SSD's).

Cheers
jimbo
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24 Dec 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

jimbo, you are right on virtual machines. But video editing does not really use more RAM - at least not the programs I use.
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