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September 27, 2011 6:06:24 AM

Running Windows 7, 64 bit with 8GB RAM DDR-2 sticks. Can I take this to 16GB and what sticks do I need?

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September 27, 2011 9:52:50 AM

The OS side of this you have covered you will be able to support them, but now you will need to look at your hardware and wether or not it supports 16GB please post the part number of your motherboard so we can check for you.
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September 27, 2011 11:01:54 AM

What do you use your PC for? Just to make sure it would justify you for adding the extra 8GB of RAM.
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September 27, 2011 1:18:08 PM

Pilk said:
The OS side of this you have covered you will be able to support them, but now you will need to look at your hardware and wether or not it supports 16GB please post the part number of your motherboard so we can check for you.


Can't find a part number. Following other writing on MB.

PCI Express 2.0
FSB1600
Dual Bios 1394
Ultra Durable 3
2oz Copper PCB

Does this help?
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September 27, 2011 1:20:57 PM

Pilk said:
The OS side of this you have covered you will be able to support them, but now you will need to look at your hardware and wether or not it supports 16GB please post the part number of your motherboard so we can check for you.


Can't find part number: Following writing on MB.

PCI Express 2.0
FSB 1600
Dual Bios 1394
Ultra Durable 3
20z Copper PCB

Does this help any?

Present DDR2 sticks are: KVR800D2N6K2/G2
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September 27, 2011 1:45:12 PM

Rizlla has the right idea. 8 GB of ram is most likely sufficient enough. I have 6GB running on my tower now and I do heavy CAD and engineering work and I have yet to have any slow downs.

We will need to know the motherboard model. Most PCI 2.0 board support up to 32GB of memory, but you will need to buy 4x4GB... which can get expensive.
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September 27, 2011 2:03:08 PM

Go to www.crucial.com and run the scanner. It will identify your hardware and tell you both what is in it now and what it is capable of.

As for if this is a worthwhile venture will depend on what you are doing with the system. I have some systems where 16gb isn't enough but that is because I am running many VMs at the same time.
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September 27, 2011 2:20:09 PM

drbasa said:
Most PCI 2.0 board support up to 32GB of memory.

only the new AM3+ MOBOs from AMD, LGA 1136 from Intel and the upcoming support maximum memory of 32 GB.
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September 27, 2011 2:26:16 PM

grandpa68 said:
Running Windows 7, 64 bit with 8GB RAM DDR-2 sticks. Can I take this to 16GB and what sticks do I need?

Not all the CPUs are capable of handling even a 16 GB of RAM, any strong quad, six core from Intel or AMD will handle it...
above 16 GB, you need at least a 12 core AMD opteron or Dual Socket Intel Xeon to support the addressed memory
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September 27, 2011 3:04:20 PM

He will only be going up to 16 GB as far as i know highly doubt he board will support anything higher, also It is a Gigabyte board the part number is generally printed in white either on the corners of the board or around the cpu cooler. Download Belarc advisor it will give you a part number for your system and forward that onto us.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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September 27, 2011 3:20:52 PM

ilysaml said:
only the new AM3+ MOBOs from AMD, LGA 1136 from Intel and the upcoming support maximum memory of 32 GB.


FM1, LGA 1155, and some AM3 motherboard supports 32GB. You just have to buy $100 8GB RAM sticks.

(not saying everything else will support it, but the motherboards themselves do)
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September 27, 2011 3:27:38 PM

nordlead said:
FM1, LGA 1155, and some AM3 motherboard supports 32GB. You just have to buy $100 8GB RAM sticks.

(not saying everything else will support it, but the motherboards themselves do)

FM1 is an APU socket, high end AM3 MOBOs from gigabyte "890FXA-UD7" and Asus "Crosshair IV Extreme" both supports maximum of 16 GB not 32 GB
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September 27, 2011 8:17:01 PM

Pilk said:
He will only be going up to 16 GB as far as i know highly doubt he board will support anything higher, also It is a Gigabyte board the part number is generally printed in white either on the corners of the board or around the cpu cooler. Download Belarc advisor it will give you a part number for your system and forward that onto us.

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html


Give me an e-mail address I can forward the entire Belarc report to. I have that but still no "part number" tnhat I can see.

The report says I have only 4GB RAM right now? Thought I had 4 2GB mem sticks installed.

My e-mail address is: sabiston@knology.net
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September 28, 2011 8:13:39 AM

pecs.pilkington@gmail.com

I'll take a look under motherboard there should be a part number.
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