Had a bit of a nightmare trying to upgrade my ram. My motherboard is: GA-H55M-S2 (rev. 1.3) Specification: Memory:
2 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1) Dual channel memory architecture Support for DDR3 1666 (O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules Support for non-ECC memory modules Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
The supported memory only shows a max 4GB. Can anybody recommend a type of ram which will work with my old motherboard? Ideally looking for more than 8GB because I currently have 4GB and with Photoshop, Zend Studio and Firefox with multiple tabs its very rare its not maxed out. It wont be long until the next version of photoshop comes along that uses more memory so want to be prepared.
try install windows 64 bit. i assume you are using 32 bit.
doesn't crucial.com have a ram checker/advisor that tells you what you have, what mobo ou have and what you can do to upgrade it still?
Yes ChopperXXX they do and I think corsair does to. The two types of RAM you bought have too high a clock speed, you need to get 1333 or lower. Does your machine boot with the RAM in? You need to reset your BIOS to factory before you but the RAM in that usually irons out any settings issues. Also check the mobo website because you may find that there is a later BIOS for your board that will improve compatability. Also YenJunior has a valid point if your operating system is only 32bit you will only see a max of 4GB anyway....