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Windows 7: Need opinions on New 8GB Memory I Just Purchased.

10 Feb 2010   #11
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

my my...... 4gb sticks , 800mhz @ CL6 though

what mobo do you have just out of interest..??, it must be very modern if it can run 4gb in each DIMM socket..??


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10 Feb 2010   #12
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

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10 Feb 2010   #13
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

i hope you can cancel that order as your mobo WONT take 4gb sticks , the max you can do is 2gb per slot...
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10 Feb 2010   #14
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Really
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10 Feb 2010   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Question #1). What version of Windows 7 are you using? If you aren't using 64-bit...then you won't be able to access any of the extra RAM you just bought.

Question #2). When you said all of the RAM was used, did it look something like this:


If so, that screen shows my box only has 29MB of RAM free. However, it also has 1.8GB cached and that cached stuff can be cleared as soon as it's needed by the OS. So, while it looks like I am out of memory, I'm really not that close. I'm actually at 46% utilized as shown in the lower right corner.

It's usually rare for box performance to increase much when you get past 2GB of RAM...unless you have very specific application needs.
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10 Feb 2010   #16
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Question #1). What version of Windows 7 are you using? If you aren't using 64-bit...then you won't be able to access any of the extra RAM you just bought.

Question #2). When you said all of the RAM was used, did it look something like this:


If so, that screen shows my box only has 29MB of RAM free. However, it also has 1.8GB cached and that cached stuff can be cleared as soon as it's needed by the OS. So, while it looks like I am out of memory, I'm really not that close. I'm actually at 46% utilized as shown in the lower right corner.

It's usually rare for box performance to increase much when you get past 2GB of RAM...unless you have very specific application needs.

I am using w7 64 bit OS Home Premium
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10 Feb 2010   #17
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corvet786c View Post
Really
really.....
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10 Feb 2010   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i hope you can cancel that order as your mobo WONT take 4gb sticks , the max you can do is 2gb per slot...
Yes, it's very clear in the specs that the mobo has a max capacity of 2GB per stick of RAM and it have 4 slots total...for a grand total of 8GB of RAM.
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10 Feb 2010   #19
corvet786c

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i hope you can cancel that order as your mobo WONT take 4gb sticks , the max you can do is 2gb per slot...
Yes, it's very clear in the specs that the mobo has a max capacity of 2GB per stick of RAM and it have 4 slots total...for a grand total of 8GB of RAM.
My motherboard only has 2 DIMM slots.
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10 Feb 2010   #20
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by corvet786c View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
i hope you can cancel that order as your mobo WONT take 4gb sticks , the max you can do is 2gb per slot...
Yes, it's very clear in the specs that the mobo has a max capacity of 2GB per stick of RAM and it have 4 slots total...for a grand total of 8GB of RAM.
My motherboard only has 2 DIMM slots.
then the link you delivered for your mobo is the wrong one....

the link you provided shows a mobo with 4 DIMM slots, if you only have 2 slots its likely the maximum amount of ram your able to run is in fact 4gb
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