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Max RAM vs. Recommended RAM


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#1 ainamor

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 12:43 AM

I was just going to buy 4x1GB 184pin 333mhz memory for my old HP which has 4x512MB right now, but when I checked the specs on the hp website, it shows that my motherboard cant take no more than 4GB RAM but they recommend having only 2GB. Is there a reason for it? Should I not spend the $115 to replace my RAM? I'm confused so maybe someone kind enough can explain to me. Here is a link to the motherboard specs.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechS...ectID=c00041640

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Edited by ainamor, 14 January 2009 - 07:28 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:19 AM

if hp says it cant take that much then dont do it
1mb? gee must be a old computer

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 07:29 AM

if hp says it cant take that much then dont do it
1mb? gee must be a old computer


oh,no I meant GB :thumbsup: oups but still if it supports 4 gigs why recommend having only 2? Should I try looking for a different motherboard? and if I do that would my OS still work? I know I'm asking lots of questions, but would really like to get this comp a bit faster.

Edited by ainamor, 14 January 2009 - 08:29 AM.


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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:34 AM

You can add 4 gigs, but unless you're using a 64 bit operating system, it will only recognize around 3 1/2 gigs
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