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Upgrading Ram in an Old System

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=N82E16820139046
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  1. 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.
  2. 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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    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
  4. could always use it as ram disc.

    we need to know what's written on the other side.
  5. 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=N82E16820139046



    http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-ValueRAM-1333MHz-KVR1333D3N9-2G/dp/B0019MI1CW Here is a link to a 2 gig stick from amazon.
  6. 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.

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