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Windows 7: add memory bank to motherboard


22 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 
add memory bank to motherboard

hey guys, i've been looking into upgrading my desktop and have been able to do so without issue so far. here's my thing, there are 2 memory banks which i have already filled with a 4gb stick of ram in each. 8gig of ram and the machine runs like a charm. however, next to the two memory banks are two sets of holes in the motherboard that look like spots for additional memory banks.

can i purchase and install 2 ram memory bank slots onto the motherboard into those blank spaces?

my motherboard is a M2N68-LA (Narra6). i've found a picture of it here: Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra6) HP Pavilion a4311f Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

i'd appreciate any help or websites to refer to.

thanks

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22 Jul 2010   #2

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That looks like a negative, my friend. If your motherboard looks like that picture the manufacturer never installed the 3rd and 4th RAM sockets to the board (HP).

So unless you have experience with a soldering iron (and probably BIOS chip replacement?) you are SOOL (NO GO).
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22 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7 64bit on both
 
 

yep that picture is exactly what it looks like when i open the case. crap, i was hoping for something i could just pop in and it'd work.

thanks TVeblen
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25 Jul 2010   #4

win 7 ultimate x64
 
 
ram upgrade

what kind of pc do u have my pc has same mobo and im trying to upgrade ram hp says only hold 4 gigs im trying to upgrade to 8 im thinking maybee they werent taking into account that there is 4 gig sticks now any help would be welcome
windows 7 home primium 64
pegatron narra6 mobo
amd atholon II x2 240 processer
2 memory banks 1gig in one 2 gigs in other
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25 Jul 2010   #5

win 7 ultimate x64
 
 

pc is a compaq presario cq5320f
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26 Jul 2010   #6

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Welcome to the Forum Hiitsme

Your maximum limit on the amount of memory a motherboard can handle is "hard wired". That means the chipset and BIOS can't use anything over 4 gigs regardless of how you load the slots.

You can add another 1GB if you only have 3 now, but once you hit 4GB you have reached the limit for that PC.

Also not that if you are running a 32 bit version of Windows the OS will only be able to recognize approx. 3.5GB of RAM anyway. You'de just be throwing your money away for 1/2 a gig.
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26 Jul 2010   #7

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

Hey man ..mobo are cheap enuff these days !buy a new one with for banks and can handle up to 32 gb !Then u can add ramm till your eyes bleed
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26 Jul 2010   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sinbin View Post
Hey man ..mobo are cheap enuff these days !buy a new one with for banks and can handle up to 32 gb !Then u can add ramm till your eyes bleed
You can, providing you run 64 bit. As stated, 32 bit can only handle a bit over 3 gig.

Also need to make sure a new mobo fits the case.

Jon
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27 Jul 2010   #9

windows 7 64 bit premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sinbin View Post
Hey man ..mobo are cheap enuff these days !buy a new one with for banks and can handle up to 32 gb !Then u can add ramm till your eyes bleed
You can, providing you run 64 bit. As stated, 32 bit can only handle a bit over 3 gig.

Also need to make sure a new mobo fits the case.

Jon
Of course
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27 Jul 2010   #10

win 7 ultimate x64
 
 
great advice

thanks did some shopping and gonna get a mobo fits my rig and all componets holds 16 gigs ddr3 im running win 7 64 mobo only $90
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