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Ram Upgrade question?

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March 27, 2012 10:51:44 PM

Hey guys, first time poster at Tom's Hardware. Im currently looking to upgrade my ram ill list my computer spec's below.

Type Personal computer .
Recommended Use Home use .
Product Form Factor Tower .
Built-in Devices LED panel,
Keyboard .
Localization English / United States .

Type AMD Athlon II X2 240 / 2.8 GHz .
Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core .
64-bit Computing Yes .
Installed Qty 1.0 .
Max Supported Qty 1.0 .

Chipset type NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE / nForce 430 .

Cache Memory
Type L2 cache .
Installed Size 2.0 MB .
Cache Per Processor 2 MB .

Installed Size 3.0 GB / 4.0 GB (max) .
Technology DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC .
Memory Speed 1066.0 MHz .
Memory Specification Compliance PC3-10600 .
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin .
Features Unbuffered .
Configuration Features 1 x 1 GB + 1 x 2 GB .

Storage Controller
Type 1.0 x Serial ATA - Integrated .
Controller Interface Type Serial ATA-300 .

Storage Controller (2nd)
Type None .

Floppy Drive None .
Hard Drive 1.0 x 500.0 GB - Standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200.0 rpm .
Hard Drive (2nd) None .
Hard Drive (3rd) None .

Optical Storage
Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - Serial ATA .
Read Speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD) .
Write Speed 40x (CD) / 16x (DVD±R) / 12x (DVD±R DL) .
Rewrite Speed 32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM) .
Disc Labeling Technology LightScribe Technology .

Optical Storage (2nd)
Type None .

Storage Removable
Type None .

Monitor Type none. .

Graphics Controller
Type Integrated .
Graphics Processor / Vendor NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE Shared video memory (UMA) .

And also here's my Motherboard Info.

It's a M2N68-LA(Narra6)
Here's the link that Show's a picture and more info.

Now im looking to upgrade my ram like said above im currently at 3g's looking to get around 8g since thats the max for 64 bit. I was looking at going with Corsair vengance RAM 2 4g sticks The timing on them are 8-8-8-24. Also the link to them is below.

So if someone could check this out for me and let me know if it would work i would really appreciate it. =)

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March 28, 2012 12:15:28 AM

I have 64 bit windows
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a c 146 } Memory
March 28, 2012 12:18:27 AM

OK, but your mobo can use only 4GB max.

If u want to get 4GB RAM, u need to get 2 GB RAM stick, and it will be best,

if it is exactly the same one.
a b } Memory
March 28, 2012 12:35:19 AM

That´s the Memory upgrade information for your motherboard:

Dual channel memory architecture
Two DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
Supported DIMM types:
PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
Supports 2GB DDR2 DIMMs
Supports up to 4 GB on 32 bit PCs

The ram nikorr recommended you is the best you can get, so go for it!
March 28, 2012 1:10:38 AM

I understand that but it says "Supports up to 4gb on (32bit)" i have 64 bit shouldnt i be able to have more ram?
a c 146 } Memory
March 28, 2012 1:36:38 AM

2GB per slot max.

You have 2 slots only.

So max is 4 GB.

Your mobo would not recognize anything above 4GB, even with x64bit system.