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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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.
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?
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.
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?
ok that sounds good to me Thanks Zip and Lmeow i really appreciate the help!!