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Can an intel i5 support 4 sticks of ram?

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February 18, 2011 3:15:19 PM

Hello, just a quick question, currently I am running an intel i5-750 with 2x2GB ram, and am looking to upgrade. My motherboard has 4 slots available for RAM. Does anyone know whether the i5-750 can support all 4 slots? I have heard rumors that they only support 2.
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February 18, 2011 3:23:13 PM

Ofcourse it can :D 
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February 18, 2011 3:38:52 PM

That was my initial opinion, but I have been told that some processors cannot support more than 2. Anyways thank you for the help.
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February 18, 2011 4:36:05 PM

I think you are confusing Dual Channel, Tri , or Quad Channel RAM.

Your CPU supports dual channel ram. Even though you have 4 slots, it is still dual channel.

If you had an i7 on a 1366 motherboard then you could support 3 channels and have 6 sticks of RAM.

You can put 4 sticks of RAM in dual channel mode even with a Pentium 4. LOL :kaola: 
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February 18, 2011 8:49:33 PM

I think the real question you need to ask yourself is whether or not your OS can support more than the 4 gigs you already have. Unless you have a 64-bit OS you would be wasting your money.
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March 2, 2011 3:43:09 AM

Thanks for the answers everyone, I am aware of the limitations of a 32-bit OS, I am running Windows 7 64.
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