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May 19, 2013 8:50:05 PM

I have 2GB of Kingston Ram in an old computer. See photo bellow:
https://imageshack.us/a/img191/6245/photobjz.jpg

At Newegg they have this Ram, it looks the same but it looks like they only have it in 4gb. Will it be compatible with the 2gb I have? Can I buy a stick, then have 6gb?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

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May 19, 2013 8:55:19 PM

your system is running XP correct? It is a 32bit OS. 4GB is the max it will recognize.

So, you will dump the 2GB stick for a 4GB stick. Make sure it will read 1x4GB.
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May 19, 2013 8:56:15 PM

It should work. But if you mix sizes you will not run in dual channel mode. Also keep in mind the maximum RAM support of the motherboard.
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May 19, 2013 8:58:33 PM

Yea most motherboards have a maximum on each slot. If your motherboard has a max capacity of 8 gbs and there are four slots, most likely you can only put 2 gb in each slot. Some motherboards can recognize more, but some might not. Just be careful because you might be wasting money
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May 19, 2013 9:08:55 PM

could always use it as ram disc.

we need to know what's written on the other side.
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May 19, 2013 9:08:58 PM

urbanrider said:
I have 2GB of Kingston Ram in an old computer. See photo bellow:
https://imageshack.us/a/img191/6245/photobjz.jpg

At Newegg they have this Ram, it looks the same but it looks like they only have it in 4gb. Will it be compatible with the 2gb I have? Can I buy a stick, then have 6gb?
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...



http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-ValueRAM-1333MHz-KVR1333... Here is a link to a 2 gig stick from amazon.
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May 21, 2013 8:56:44 PM

corroded said:
your system is running XP correct? It is a 32bit OS. 4GB is the max it will recognize.

So, you will dump the 2GB stick for a 4GB stick. Make sure it will read 1x4GB.


Its 32bit Win 7 I beleive.

Azn Cracker said:
Yea most motherboards have a maximum on each slot. If your motherboard has a max capacity of 8 gbs and there are four slots, most likely you can only put 2 gb in each slot. Some motherboards can recognize more, but some might not. Just be careful because you might be wasting money


Ok so basically I need to check what MOBO is in the computer and look up what the RAM limit is for each slot then pick accordingly.

Thanks
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May 21, 2013 9:22:40 PM

yes... 32 bit is limited to 4GB, regardless of what your MoBo can handle
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