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Adding RAM

My Computer is a few years old. The specs are

AMD Athlon 64 X2(B) 4800 + 2.5 GHz processor
gForce 6150SE nForce 430 Chipset
Nettle-G18E MCP61PM-HM motherboard
320GB SATA 3G Hard Drive
2GB of ram 1.87 of usable ram

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit which yeah is probably an over kill But a friend bought it for me. The question I have is I need atleast 2GB of usable ram to for the OS to work properly. And as you can tell I don't have this. So I'm wanting to upgrade. The OS I have can have up to 192Gb of ram and I know I don't need that much but I would atleast like to have 4 to 8 if possible. My PC currently has Pc2-4200 240pin DDR2 SDRAM. So I trying to see if anyone can give there opinion on what the best option would be for me to take to get the best performance out of my Computer and the new operating system!!! I would kindly take any advive!!

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Suggested RAM isn't the minimum needed.

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The standards given are what would run an optimum system with normal use.
Cut out what you don't need, do proper page file creating, and run as few applications as possible and you will have more than enough memory.
For those who claim that application K/Y/orQ needs extra memory, that is also because the system is built poorly.
Multiple instances of the same libraries doesn't help.

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your motherboard make and model #

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are the key ingredients here. With it; you can go to the manufacturers website, look up your particular motherboard model #, and from there it will be able to tell you what the maximum amount of RAM your motherboard is capable of handling.
You should also be able to locate the QVL (Qualified Vendors List-memory), to pick out what memory is compatable with that particular motherboard.
Hope this helps.


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Uh, don't think so . . .

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No system ever made will take 192 Gig of RAM. Go to and input the PC's specs. Crucial will tell you what the max RAM is. BTW, my IBM ThinkCentre runs great on 2 Gig of RAM running W7 Ultimate.

You have 2 Gig installed, the balance available is what's left over after what's assigned to the on-board video. You can free this up by purchasing a video card.

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I exaggerated. Most computers here in the forums run a T-byte of RAM, but not all.

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