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March 20, 2012 4:55:05 AM

Hello Everyone greetings all the way from Jordan! :hello: 

i wanted to give my 2nd old PC a little of boost so here is my question

the my specs

DUO 7500 2,93
2GB 1600
Gigabyte G41MT-S2

i got confused when i read the manual of my motherboard about my motherboard so i wanted to give it a shot and ask,

it says it support up to 4GB but on the internet it support 8GB, 1333 MHZ written on the motherboard but somehow the

the store equipped 1600 MHZ, can i equip 2x4 GB and even if it does handle it then should i get 1333 or stick with 1600 mhz.



thanks in advance
a b } Memory
a c 156 V Motherboard
March 20, 2012 6:41:13 AM

Gigabyte website says that the G41 supports 8 GB of RAM. The board should support DDR3-1600 RAM. It just will not run that fast.

If you are going to try running DDR3-1600 RAM, I would suggest going into the BIOS and setting the System Memory Multiplier to 4.0. With an E7500, that will set the memory speed to DDR3-1066 speeds.

At any rate, if you want to run 8 GB of RAM, you will need to buy new RAM anyway. In that case , DDR3-1333 should be a little less expensive. There's no point in putting any more money than you need into an obsolete platform.

It should be very stable and you will never notice the loss of performance. In fact, you should easily be able to push the FSB freq to 333 MHz. With the above memory setting, that will give you a little a little over 3.66 GHz.

I have 3 office type systems built around the G'byte G41's (1 DDR2 and 2 DDR3 "T" models). Even now, they are good, solid, inexpensive systems if you do not need latest generation speeds.
March 20, 2012 7:18:40 AM

jsc said:
Gigabyte website says that the G41 supports 8 GB of RAM. The board should support DDR3-1600 RAM. It just will not run that fast.

If you are going to try running DDR3-1600 RAM, I would suggest going into the BIOS and setting the System Memory Multiplier to 4.0. With an E7500, that will set the memory speed to DDR3-1066 speeds.

At any rate, if you want to run 8 GB of RAM, you will need to buy new RAM anyway. In that case , DDR3-1333 should be a little less expensive. There's no point in putting any more money than you need into an obsolete platform.

It should be very stable and you will never notice the loss of performance. In fact, you should easily be able to push the FSB freq to 333 MHz. With the above memory setting, that will give you a little a little over 3.66 GHz.

I have 3 office type systems built around the G'byte G41's (1 DDR2 and 2 DDR3 "T" models). Even now, they are good, solid, inexpensive systems if you do not need latest generation speeds.




Thanks jsc, straight forward..thanks alot
March 20, 2012 7:18:46 AM

jsc said:
Gigabyte website says that the G41 supports 8 GB of RAM. The board should support DDR3-1600 RAM. It just will not run that fast.

If you are going to try running DDR3-1600 RAM, I would suggest going into the BIOS and setting the System Memory Multiplier to 4.0. With an E7500, that will set the memory speed to DDR3-1066 speeds.

At any rate, if you want to run 8 GB of RAM, you will need to buy new RAM anyway. In that case , DDR3-1333 should be a little less expensive. There's no point in putting any more money than you need into an obsolete platform.

It should be very stable and you will never notice the loss of performance. In fact, you should easily be able to push the FSB freq to 333 MHz. With the above memory setting, that will give you a little a little over 3.66 GHz.

I have 3 office type systems built around the G'byte G41's (1 DDR2 and 2 DDR3 "T" models). Even now, they are good, solid, inexpensive systems if you do not need latest generation speeds.




Thanks jsc, straight forward..thanks alot
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