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Will win 7 os and this motherboard allow me to use 8 gigs ram

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November 29, 2011 10:13:37 PM

can my gigabyte ga-ma790x-vd4p which is currently running xp pro be up graded to windows 7 and be able to run and reconize 8 gigs of ram ? .
the processor is the amd phenom 9950 quad core processor .

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November 29, 2011 11:05:44 PM

yes thats it sorry my bad on the typo, .
thanks.
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November 29, 2011 11:26:15 PM

sorry guys i posted this in the wrong forum.
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November 29, 2011 11:56:22 PM

It will support up to 16GB of RAM as long as you are using a 64-bit operating system.
November 30, 2011 12:25:53 AM

how about 32 bit os more than 4 gig ?
thank you for the reply
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November 30, 2011 3:10:32 AM

32-bit OS will only allow up to 4GB, but because many things on the motherboard needs to be addressed by a 32-bit OS as well, you likely only end up with 3.25BG of RAM that can be addressed.
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November 30, 2011 3:25:36 AM

Also you need to find ddr2 ram, which might be around 100 bucks :( 
November 30, 2011 11:44:58 AM

in theory yes , but as said you will need 64 bit OS (and make sure your CPU is 64bit as well, which I am pretty sure that Quad is) to see the 8gb ram..also need to check with MB maker to make they have 64bit drivers available for all the other stuff on board, sound, network card, etc (most do and pretty sure Gygabyte will have those)
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