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Windows 7: Upgrading DDR3 RAM With Only 2 Slots

22 May 2013   #1
Eblim

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Upgrading DDR3 RAM With Only 2 Slots

How much memory would I be able to upgrade my computer to? I have 64-bit Windows 7, shouldn't I be able to put nearly as much as I want? I currently have 6GB RAM, and I'm constantly using all of it, which causes slow-downs for my system. I was looking at 8GB to 16GB of RAM.

Thanks in advance!


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22 May 2013   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

What motherboard do you have?

Paul.
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22 May 2013   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The amount of RAM you can install in a 64 bit system is limited by your motherboard specs, as Paulpicks has mentioned. So you need to look that up.

After that you will be limited to the maximum size of a stick of compatible RAM - times 2. Currently the largest sticks are 8GB. So if your motherboard will allow 16GB RAM, and 8GB sticks, then you could possibly install 16GB.

I'm curious to how you have 6GB now. Do you have one 4GB and one 2GB?
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22 May 2013   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can look your system/motherboard up at Crucial.com and it will tell you exactly how much of what type of memory your computer can use.
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22 May 2013   #5
Eblim

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies, my system specifications have been updated!

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I'm curious to how you have 6GB now. Do you have one 4GB and one 2GB?
I have two 3GB DRR3 sticks.
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22 May 2013   #6
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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22 May 2013   #7
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eblim View Post
Thanks for the replies, my system specifications have been updated!

EDIT:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I'm curious to how you have 6GB now. Do you have one 4GB and one 2GB?
I have two 3GB DRR3 sticks.
I have never seen or heard of a 3GB stick of RAM. Has anyone else?
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22 May 2013   #8
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eblim View Post
Thanks for the replies, my system specifications have been updated!

EDIT:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
I'm curious to how you have 6GB now. Do you have one 4GB and one 2GB?
I have two 3GB DRR3 sticks.
I have never seen or heard of a 3GB stick of RAM. Has anyone else?
I have never seen 3GB sticks
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22 May 2013   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have also never heard of 3gb sticks of ram.
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22 May 2013   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I had to edit this I found 3gb DDR3 ram http://www.bing.com/shopping/centon-...icks&FORM=HURE


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