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Curious how much ram my MOBO can take

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May 2, 2010 2:59:27 AM

I just got a little extra money and i am looking to upgrade my Ram in my PC. I have a Asus p5Q pro mobo. and 2 gigs currently. I was looking to up it to 4 gigs but i wasn't sure if my MOBO could handle that much. Does anyone have a clue and if i can up it what kind of ram would be best for me to get? im a bit of a noob when it comes to Ram. Provided my specs so you will now what i am working with here.


Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Multiprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3

Motherboard:
CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, 2833 MHz (8.5 x 333)
Motherboard Name Asus P5Q Pro
Motherboard Chipset Intel Eaglelake P45
System Memory 2048 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
DIMM1: 99U5315-039.A00LF 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM3: 99U5315-039.A00LF 1 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-18 @ 400 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
BIOS Type AMI (02/23/09)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)

Display:
Video Adapter GeForce GTX 285 (1024 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 (1024 MB)
Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (1805871)
Monitor ViewSonic VA720 [NoDB] (A1D034201828)

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May 2, 2010 3:11:53 AM
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The max RAM that the ASUS P5Q Pro supports is 16GB, 4 DIMMs of 4GB sticks. I'd probably just buy a newer 2x2GB DDR2 kit, because four sticks of memory can be a pain to work with sometimes.
May 2, 2010 3:26:28 AM

Sweet so just get 2x2gig sticks and pitch he ones i have now. is there anything specific that i should look for or will any ddr2 ram work for my rig? thanks for the response too!


How is this will ths work for what i am looking for do?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 2, 2010 6:37:53 AM

That should do it. Saw a review in there saying it ran fine at advertised speeds on the P5Q Pro, and normally a certification is all that you need. :) 
May 2, 2010 5:37:47 PM

OK one last question. Would it be wise to do more then 4 gigs of Ram. Should i Grab 6 or 8 gigs while i am at it? i know that windows can only handle so much but then again i know games can use it and im a gamer. Whats you opinion on that?
May 2, 2010 7:44:02 PM

ok that sounds good to me Thanks Zip and Lmeow i really appreciate the help!!
May 2, 2010 7:44:25 PM

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