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Windows 7: How much maximum GB RAM can M2N68-LA motherboard have?

08 Sep 2016   #11

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ball0 View Post
I am thinking about upgrading RAM on my HP p6221sc, from 4 GB to 8 GB. I am sensing lag when I play League of Legends or any other game and browse at the same time (generally doing mutiple things). I have checked on serveral forum treads, and some claim that this model is hardwired use only 4GB RAM, while other say that it is possible to upgrade to 8GB RAM. Please help me

These two sites claim that my computer model and motherboard can only have 8GB RAM:
Memory Upgrade HP Pavilion p6221sc Computer Pavilion Upgrade HP Memory RAM
Motherboard Specifications, M2N68-LA (Narra6) | HP®-støtte

Computer: HP p6221sc
Motherboard: M2N68-LA
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Edit 9/8/2016: Originally I thought the P2221sc computer can only handle up to 4Gb of RAM and not 8Gb. Looks like the M2N68-LA Narra6 board in that computer can handle 2x4Gb RAM sticks that totals 8Gb. And here's the new link to the specs of the M2N68-LA Narra6 board. The HP and Crucial RAM web sites seem to be wrong (and misleading) on the max amount of RAM as noted in this HP forum thread.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
You're welcome. Just keep in mind it only supports DDR2 and check the frequencies for the the type of RAM you're buying.
The M2N68-LA Narra6 board uses DDR3 RAM chips, not DDR2 chips. There's a physical difference between the DDR2 & DDR3 chips and the "notches" are placed in slightly different places between the two. And older "revisions" of the M2N68-LA boards (like Narra5, Narra3 & earlier) use DDR2 memory chips.

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