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Windows 7: Will my PC hold this much ram?

01 Jun 2011   #1
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Will my PC hold this much ram?

Ok so Intel website says this
Max Memory Size
(dependent on memory type)
32 GBMemory Types
DDR3-1066/1333# of Memory Channels
2Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/sECC Memory Supported
No
And ive currently got 2.0gb of ram (see specs) and went and bought some more ram
2x2gb DDR3-1600
1x4gb DDR3-1333
My motherboard has 4 slots btw

So if I go install it will my computer run with 10gb of ram?


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01 Jun 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vatec View Post
Ok so Intel website says this
Max Memory Size
(dependent on memory type)
32 GBMemory Types
DDR3-1066/1333# of Memory Channels
2Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/sECC Memory Supported
No
And ive currently got 2.0gb of ram (see specs) and went and bought some more ram
2x2gb DDR3-1600
1x4gb DDR3-1333
My motherboard has 4 slots btw

So if I go install it will my computer run with 10gb of ram?
It depends on whether the differing types of RAM will work together try it and see, maybe adding one stick at a time so you know which one to remove if it does not work
Consult the MB manual to see where and how to place the RAM
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01 Jun 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) As your spec's state mobo is MSI, check on the web site.( not intel)
2) As you are mixing ram, mismatched ram can BSOD.

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01 Jun 2011   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vatec View Post
Ok so Intel website says this
Max Memory Size
(dependent on memory type)
32 GBMemory Types
DDR3-1066/1333# of Memory Channels
2Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/sECC Memory Supported
No
And ive currently got 2.0gb of ram (see specs) and went and bought some more ram
2x2gb DDR3-1600
1x4gb DDR3-1333
My motherboard has 4 slots btw

So if I go install it will my computer run with 10gb of ram?
I have highlighted the ram I can see that could give you an issue.
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01 Jun 2011   #5
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Damn not the BSOD
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01 Jun 2011   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vatec View Post
**** not the BSOD
Language Mate
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01 Jun 2011   #7
Vatec

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

DDR3 Memory DDR3 1066/1333 On motherboard
DDR3 Memory DDR3 1066/1333 On CPU

So 1600 DDR3 as a waste?
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01 Jun 2011   #8
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

While memory can run at a lower rate, it doesnt mean it will be stable. Its best to run ram in kits so that the sticks have been tested to run together.
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01 Jun 2011   #9
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vatec View Post
DDR3 Memory DDR3 1066/1333 On motherboard
DDR3 Memory DDR3 1066/1333 On CPU

So 1600 DDR3 as a waste?
If you plan on overclocking probably not depending on what you dividers/bclk you use.
Otherwise you will be wasting the extra speed as it will be running underclocked which may or may not be an issue.

Your motherboard supports dual channel Matched memory so you could probably max that with 16gb by using all 4 slots with 4x4gb sticks all the same Ram i.e all G Skill/Corsair/Mushkin.

Check your motherboard's QVL for makes of Ram that will work on your board..also check updated BIOS's as MSI may have modified it to work with differnts brands/higher Ram speeds etc.

cheers
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