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Will This New Ram Work ? Help Asap

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#1 awansarmad


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Posted 08 November 2007 - 02:32 AM

My pc specs. is this :

intel c2d 2.0 Ghz
Gigabyte motherboard GA-965P-S3


1*1 = 2gb Kingston ddr2 each @ 800 mhz
geforce 8600 GTS

I want to upgrade my ram to 3 gb that i mean i wanted to buy an additional 1 gb ddr2 ( 800 mhz ) &
i m using WIN XP Pro 32 bit, so Win XP pro 32 bit support 3 Gb of ram & wil it show ' in system properties'
that i m using 3 gb ram ? and can my mobo support 3 gb each @ 800 mhz ? PLZ HELP !!!

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:21 AM

That motherboard with 32 bit XP will only recognize 3 to 3.5GB of RAM. If you have the current RAM populated properly you are running is dual channel, by adding a third module you will no longer be capable of running in dual channel as it requires matched pairs of RAM.

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#3 awansarmad

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:26 AM

how come it will wont work ? i contacted to GIGABYTE about same question, so they told me that it will work !!!
so how u saying that it wont work ? PLZ explain & also tell i need more 1 gb ram so how can i upgrade to that ram ?

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 05:47 AM

IT will work but you may suffer a performance drop since you won't be able to run in dual channel mode unless you get 2 more matched 1 gig simms but windows wont recognise the full 4 gigs of memory. Adding the third sim makes the sim numbers un even and it won't run in dual channel mode. Whats the reason for the upgrade?

Edit: you will have to disable Dual channel mode in the bios settings

Edited by Sneakycyber, 08 November 2007 - 05:50 AM.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 09:42 AM

why not just add 2- 512 sticks of ram that match the speed and cas levels of your existing ram?

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