Also im using windows 7 32-bit it says 3.5GB available, i understand its a 32-bit problem, so is it just a simple case of using 64-bit to get over 4GB to work? i'm using i5 750 cpu will that cpu work ok with 64-bit? Thanks
I looked at one of the RAM sticks there were 2 in there out of the 4 sockets it said:
BL25664BN1337.16FF1333MHz 7-7-7-24 1.65V#
so should i just 2 more of these and install 64-bit windows 7?
1333MHz 7-7-7-24 CL7 is not that bad of RAM.
one option is to just buy two more and have a full 4 stick set.
might be the cheapest option as well.
ok i'll try and find 2 more sticks install the 64-bit windows 7 and be done with it i've been sceptical about installing about using 64-bit as ive hheard people say it slows stuff down???? but if you want to go over 4GB i guess you've got to. What do you think about that?
Thank you so much for your help
what are the timings of the ones you got.?
dude, really good move.
just in case you want to push your rig a little bit and overclock it.
the 8GB in two slot form (2x4GB) is the best possible configuration.
running all four slots can sometimes cause issues with voltage and such when trying to clock.
Just a quick q if I haven't got my copy of windows 7 yet for my 64-bit install is it ok to install the 2x 4GB sticks and just carry on using my current 32-bit install? I know it won't show over 3.5-4GB which sucks but just as a temp thing for a week or 2. Also as I'll be using higher MHz sticks so will I notice a difference? Thanks
i installed the new ram, still using the 32-bit windows 7 it says RAM 8GB(3.50 usable) lol but seems alot more responsive than it did right before i installed it. but i need to ask i had to push the ram in quite hard, the mobo seemed to bend a little bit, is that little normal? :S thanks
it definately snapped, is installed just like the ram before it. well thanks for all your help i'll get the 64-bit bit version installed in the next week hopefully and then i'll be able to see more of a difference.
at least you know your RAM is compatible and performs well.
even run a memtest to assure it's sound (it seems to be) and your all good.
no problem helping, I'm still trying to learn and keep sharp constantly.
enjoy the upgrades and the performance will be slightly better when you get 64-bit on there.
what program would you recommend? any that can run in windows rather than dos?