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Can my MB support DDR3 memory?

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February 13, 2012 12:14:30 AM

So, I was looking around Newegg today. I found some cheap RAM that could benefit me quite well. I currently have a stock Dell Inspiron 530 motherboard in which I believe supports only a C2D processor.

If in fact I am not in the market for a new MB (mainly because I wouldn't be able to afford one), will my current one support 8GB of DDR3 memory without any problems? If so, what companies would you recommend?


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System Information
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Time of this report: 2/12/2012, 18:10:53
Machine name: BATTLESTATION1
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 530
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 2783MB used, 5403MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

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Display Devices
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Card name: AMD Radeon HD 6570
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x6759)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6759&SUBSYS_03EE1043&REV_00
Display Memory: 2803 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1012 MB
Shared Memory: 1791 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Dell S1909WX(Analog)
Monitor Model: DELL S1909WX
Monitor Id: DELF00B
Native Mode: 1440 x 900(p) (59.887Hz)
Output Type: HD15

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a b } Memory
February 13, 2012 12:19:48 AM

well your computer's Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 4
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.* so no it wont support DDR3 and wont support more than 4GBs
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February 13, 2012 12:23:24 AM

h3sham said:
well your computer's Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 4
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.* so no it wont support DDR3 and wont support more than 4GBs


Would I have to buy a new case for a new MB in case I do have enough to buy both? I'm really on a budget as it comes to building.
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a b } Memory
February 13, 2012 12:44:41 AM

nope all you need is a MB LGA775 and the rams ,sadly those supports only up to 8 GB which is 2 X 4 GB i think , check with the vendor tho to be sure on the memory support but im pretty sure they support ddr3 well at least teh gigabyte G41 does have 2 slots of DDR3 1.5V each and supports up to a total of 8GB which pretty much means 2X4gbs
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