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Official Page says my Motherboard supports 8gb of RAM, but unsure if this means per slot, etc.

I have a motherboard (A740GM-M (CPU 1) ) that on the official page by the manufacturer, says is capable of 8gb of RAM, but the posting is confusing to me.

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=974&MenuID=20&LanID=0

On the specifications, it says:
º 2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 8 GB*
º Support DDR2 800/667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM
º * (Due to the DRAM maximum size is 2GB at present, the memory maximum size we have tested is 4GB)

Now, I have Windows 7 64bit installed, so I know my OS supports at least 8gb of Ram.
I also understand that because the Motherboard is older, they didn't get to test more than 4gb in it. (Which is what is currently installed in my comp)
I am mostly curious as to whether or not I could safely install some 4gb or 8gb sticks inside my tower.

Crucial says this:
Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-8500, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 16GB
Currently Installed Memory: 4GB
Total Memory Slots: 2
Available Memory Slots: 0

Now, that implies that I can put two 8gb sticks in. I'm just curious if anybody knows if this is advisable, or possible, or whether or not Crucial knows what my board can do.

I guess my question is this. If I put two sticks of DDR2, PC2-6400 (non-ECC) each 4gb (or 8gb), will my computer see, and use this memory correctly?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. In general. The MB maker is saying 8gigabytes tops(2 x 4ggiabyte sticks).

    Now sometimes a board WILL take more, but other times it will not. I have even seem boards just now show the extra ram(so put in 256megabytes on an old system and the bios MAXES out at 192[this was not onboard video or anything either taking it])

    No way to be 100% sure unless someone else has the board.

    Gigabyte told me my H55N would not even be able to use a drive larger than 2TB[even for storage], but I have a 3TB(storage, not boot) without issues(well, I can not hot plug it, but thats all).
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    For DDR2 ram, with 2 slots, there isn't a way you could go higher than 8 GB anyways, DDR2 sticks were never made in a larger size than 4GB, and even the 4GB sticks are rare (and expensive). Your board probably would be able to use 16 if it had 2 more slots, so that's what the software recognizes, but you'll only be able to use 8, which should work just fine.
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