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is there a such a thing as to much memory?


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#1 big_Hunt1010

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 09:27 PM

i was wondering if you can overmax your computer by puttin to much ram into your computer? causing it to overload or ne thing

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Posted 18 September 2005 - 11:04 PM

yes it is possible.... by maxing out the max memory your mobo is able to control. i do not what the effects are of actually doing that for i have not done it myself.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 04:50 AM

You can also max out by putting to much, too high speed memory, so that the motherboard can't provide power enough. Kingston memory search tells you also how much memory the motherboard can handle. It's usually something like 2 GB 400 MHz or 4 GB 333 MHz.
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Posted 19 September 2005 - 05:16 AM

Your operating system will limit the memory you can use. For instance, Windows ME can't use more than 512MB of ram and more will actually slow your computer. I think the max for XP is 4GB, but don't quote me on that, just too lazy to look it up. :thumbsup:

Your motherboard will also have a maximum amount of memory that you can install if you look at the specifications.

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 05:36 PM

thnx guys




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