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Windows 7: can someone tell me the max ram this pc can use please

25 Dec 2009   #1
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 
can someone tell me the max ram this pc can use please

hey guys i have got some gift cards for xmas and was thinking of buying a new pc but i want 1 that will hold my memory as well as what is installed when it comes and i found this 1 Dell Inspiron 545 / 8707 Desktop PC. Cheap Dell home and office computers from PC World.
that comes with 4gb but will it take another 4gb ? thanks

and a merry xmas and a happy new year to everyone


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25 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi F17ZY,

I think this machine is upgradable upto 8 GB or RAM DDR2. You can check the below link for more technical specification

Dell Inspiron 545 MT Desktop | Dell Ireland ( Click the Tech Spec Tab )
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25 Dec 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Only reason you might need 8 is if you are planning to run 64bit, other wise 4 works just fine on my inspiron.

Ken J+
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25 Dec 2009   #4
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

i was going to use 64bit as i am swpaing a friend of mine my 32bit for his 64bit but, the mobo i have can only use 4gb of memory but, i wanted more jjust incase i need it and thanks capt jack,zigzag
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25 Dec 2009   #5
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
i was going to use 64bit as i am swpaing a friend of mine my 32bit for his 64bit but, the mobo i have can only use 4gb of memory but, i wanted more jjust incase i need it and thanks capt jack,zigzag
Welcome to Windows 7 Support Forums.
Your selected machine's motherboard supports 2 channel DDR 2 memory, so you are able to double up to 2 gig sticks, for a maximum of 6 gigs of total resident memory. However some considerations to take into account:
  • What need do you have for 8 gigs?
  • Cost, a double stick will run you between $60 to $80
  • Heat, the increased ram comes withmore internal heat.
So choose wisely. If its a contest to has the biggest gun it will be a waste of resources.

Regards,
Adrian
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25 Dec 2009   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

F17ZY,

So far I have three different 64bit computers running win7 64bit with only 4gb memory. I have had no problems needing more, but I don't do any gaming.

" Doc "
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25 Dec 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F17ZY View Post
i was going to use 64bit as i am swpaing a friend of mine my 32bit for his 64bit but, the mobo i have can only use 4gb of memory but, i wanted more jjust incase i need it and thanks capt jack,zigzag
It really is in the using. If you make your computer scream then 8, if not, and you dont do video editing or, some intensive apps 4. My lap brick was running win 7 ultimate in 1 gig, just figured ram is cheap so wth.


4 will be fine


Ken J+
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25 Dec 2009   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I run 8Gb in my machine (4x2GB)
For my personal needs, its a good thing to have.

But is it for you? Not everyone will see the benefits of more than 4GB RAM.

As far as daily common tasks and gaming...

I never exceed 4GB. usually 2-3 MAX running a game and web browser.

The only time my system ever utilizes anything beyond the 4GB, is when encoding HD video and doing other things at the same time.

I/E Photoshop, Encoding a HD Video, browsing Internet, and listening to music all at the same time, It might peak at 6Gb give or take.


Unless you use such memory intensive apps alot, or at the same time as many other RAM intensive apps, 4GB is plenty to be quite honest.

IF you use such memory intensive apps, but rarely, 4GB will suit you just fine.

And, As stated earlier in this thread, It increases the load on the NB a great deal (especially if you have a quad) increasing heat.

So its your call depending how you use your PC, and your needs.
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25 Dec 2009   #9
F17ZY

windows 7 hp 64bit
 
 

well i need 8gb as i will be editing hd videos and bluray moives, so i could do with all the memory and cpu speed i can get for the cash, i have and that system seems like it will do the job now and again, i like to play a game or 2 well encoding moives so would be, nice to have as much as i can get but i see ware you , are all coming from but since, my foxconn board will only take 4gb, i don't think i will be abal to do much more then video editing and encoding, plus on seven forums ( my 2nd home) and maybe play a nice game and i can get 2gb sticks for £15 each kingston, aswell and i have a few ram heat sinks about someware but thanks anyway guys .
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