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Windows 7: Upgrading my ram because ive got 64 bit edition.

27 Oct 2009   #1
tomdale1990

windows seven
 
 
Upgrading my ram because ive got 64 bit edition.

Hello. I have a winfast k8m890m2ma-rs2h motherboard and i want to upgrade my ram to 4 gig.
I dont know if i am able to though, because the infomation on the box and in the manuel doesnt tell me how much ram the motherboard can support. It is an am2 socket board but no where does it say the amount of ram it supports.

I was woundering if anyone has this board and/or knows how much ram this motherboard can support?
Cheers


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27 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomdale1990 View Post
Hello. I have a winfast k8m890m2ma-rs2h motherboard and i want to upgrade my ram to 4 gig.
I dont know if i am able to though, because the infomation on the box and in the manuel doesnt tell me how much ram the motherboard can support. It is an am2 socket board but no where does it say the amount of ram it supports.

I was woundering if anyone has this board and/or knows how much ram this motherboard can support?
Cheers

Sorry tomdale

System Memory: Two 240-pin DDRII slots, Supports Dual Channel DDRII 800/667/533 memory up to 2GB

thats It

Ken
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27 Oct 2009   #3
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The two memory sockets will accept two 2 GB DIMMs maximum (Max 4gb).

Google is your friend. Good luck.
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27 Oct 2009   #4
tomdale1990

windows seven
 
 

how did you find out this infomation? i looked on google for adges and couldnt find anything,
Could you post me the link to where it tells u it supports 4 gig?
as there are 2 people in this post with conflicting answers.
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27 Oct 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomdale1990 View Post
how did you find out this infomation? i looked on google for adges and couldnt find anything,
Could you post me the link to where it tells u it supports 4 gig?
as there are 2 people in this post with conflicting answers.

here is the link Foxconn K8M890M2MA-RS2H

Btw 4 gigs on 64 bit is not alot. 4 gigs on 32 is. unless you are doing high end video or audio 64 bit wont run any faster.

Good luck


Ken

all you had to do is put your mobo number in google and presto.
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27 Oct 2009   #6
tomdale1990

windows seven
 
 

ah cheers, i meant to say that im upgrading cos i dont have xp anymore so i can now use more memory, because i think xp only supported 2 gig? maybe 3? cant remember.
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27 Oct 2009   #7
tomdale1990

windows seven
 
 

looks like im going to need to upgrade my motherboard then, if i upgrade my mother board will i need to buy another windows 7 key ? or can i use my old serial key? cant remember.
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27 Oct 2009   #8
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

XP supports a lot more than 2gb. 32-bit is the limiting factor. Max ram 32-bit is 4gb.

Just type in your motherboard name into google "winfast k8m890m2ma-rs2h motherboard" and I usually add "specs" after the name when looking for specifications to limit the results but you don't need to.

Got your info from here: RAM: Go For 1 GB - Review Tom's Hardware : The $300 PC

Just scroll down to motherboard description and find your info. BTW Ken listed the max for each slot not the total of both together so we actually listed the same thing.

You can try your current key but if it fails (depending on other hardware changes at the same time as MB, try to avoid changing too many things over a short time period) you will probably need to contact Microsoft and tell them you upgraded some hardware but they should help you re-activate.

You might consider filling out your System Specs as it makes it easier when people help you.
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27 Oct 2009   #9
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

The absolute best way to find out, if you can't find your manual, is to go to Crucial's website and run their online scanner. It will tell you what you have, what you CAN have, and give you several upgrade options.

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com
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