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How to achieve this much memory?

by Azxsdcc / January 8, 2011 2:01 AM PST

I've heard of computer with 8 or 12 GB of RAM. But my motherboard supports only 4 GB max.
How do I make a computer with more RAM?

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(NT) Exactly what MB or system do you have ?
by VAPCMD / January 8, 2011 2:12 AM PST
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My system is
by Azxsdcc / January 8, 2011 2:38 AM PST

Operating System: MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
RAM: 2.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5KPL/1600 (Socket 775)
Graphics: SyncMaster @ 800x600
1024MB GeForce 9800 GT (Gigabyte)
Hard Drives: 78GB SAMSUNG SAMSUNG HD080HJ (SATA)
244GB Western Digital WDC WD2500AAKS-00L6A0 (SATA)

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Why not go to 4 today?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 8, 2011 3:24 AM PST
In reply to: My system is

I find it to be just dandy for 99.99% of everyone's use.

Besides XP 32 bit will only let each app get to 2.0GB so why more?
Bob

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Some further explanations
by Azxsdcc / January 8, 2011 5:05 AM PST
In reply to: Why not go to 4 today?

I forgot to add that I intend to switch to a 64-bit system with Windows 7. Hence the question about memory.
And I need that much memory for video editing & compositing.
So, how can I attain 8, 12 or 24 GB, as I've read some people have?

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Both reference sources, Asustek and Crucial,
by VAPCMD / January 8, 2011 5:47 AM PST
In reply to: My system is

indicate a limitation of 4GB for that MB. Might check to see if that's a limitation of the Intel G31/Intel ICH7 chipset....and therefore your MB.

MB specs show:

"4 x240-pin DIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR2 1066*/800/667 Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel memory architecture
*Support max. 2 DIMM modules only for yellow DIMMs when over-clock to DDR2-1066
*When installing four DDR2 DIMM modules, install only single-sided memory modules.
*When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, WindowsR 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended."

If you truly need a system supporting that much more RAM, you'll probably need to switch to a new HW platform.

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