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How much RAM can my motherboard handle?

In CPU-Z under the tab "mainboard" it states this information.
Manufacturer: ELITEGROUP
Model: MCP61P then far to the right it says 1.0
Chipset: NVIDIA MCP61 Rev. A2
Southbridge: NVIDIA MCP61 Rev. A2
LPCIO: ITE


Also, my graphics are NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

I would really like to know the max amount of RAM my computer can handle. I know i can possibly install too much RAM, causing my computer to only use some of it, so what my CPU's max? I Would really appreciate it if you guys could give me some feedback :)
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  1. Only info I could find from EliteGroup was for the MCP61M, which shows 16GB total, 8GB per DIMM, only up to 1333mhz.

    Keep in mind that this is also dependent on your OS limitations.
  2. Best answer
    They claim 16GB of DDR2, but also show a disclaimer that the max they have 'tested' is 2x2GB

    http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1036&MenuID=20&LanID=9
  3. Thanks guys! Big help. Also I am running Windows Vista Service pack 1 will that have any effect? Btw it's a fresh install of windows vista! Just did it recently.
  4. 32bit Vista can handle up to 4GB, need 64bit Vista for more
  5. Then should I upgrade to 64-bit windows vista? I am wanting to play online FPS games and feel I would need more then 4GB of RAM for faster startup/loading time
  6. Sounds like yes an upgrade is in order
  7. Alright, thanks much! This community is very helpful.
  8. Is your processor 64 bit capable? Something tells me no. But if it is, that is an option.

    However, game load times aren't solely RAM dependent, in fact many games don't require any more than 4GB of RAM to run well. A lot of other factors contribute to load times.
  9. My processor is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.60 GHz

    Would that be 64-bit capable?
  10. Sure is!
  11. Awesome, thanks!
  12. Keep in mind that you can't just "upgrade" from a 32bit OS to a 64bit one.
    You will have to back up your files, install the 64bit OS, and re-install all your software.
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