Posted 02 August 2008 - 05:02 AM
hi all,,,, i want to upgrade my ram, at the moment i have 3gb of PC2-5300 (667 MHz) = 2x1gb and 2x512
i want to upgrade the ram to PC2-6400 (800 MHz).
i know that 32bit os can only use around 3.5 gb of ram but if i upgrade to 4gb of ram = 2x1gb + 2x1gb =4gb,,,, two 2gb matched pair's of PC2-6400,,, will it still run smoothly or will there be adverse effects because of the extra ram that the os does not use.
here are some system specs,,,,
Mainboard : Asus Benicia
Chipset : Intel G31/G33/G35
Processor : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2400 MHz
Physical Memory : 3072 MB PC2-5300 (667 MHz)
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce 512MB 8800 GT (UPGRADED)
Hard Disk : ST3500630AS (500 GB)
Operating System : Windows Vista Home Premium Home Edition 6.00.6001 Service Pack 1
i know which ram i need ,,, ie,,, CL & voltage,, im just worried about the 4gb of ram and the os only using 3.5 ish,,, issue,,
thank you all,,,,,,,,,,,,Ian