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Too Much Ram?

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#1 Andrew


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Posted 22 December 2005 - 06:55 PM

According to the product specs of my computer (HP Pavillion 4450) the motherboard can accept a maximum of 256 MB RAM (2x 128MB DIMMs). If I were to install more than 256 MB, would the computer malfunction, be damaged, or not recognize/use any RAM above the 256MB ceiling? Specifically, I want to replace the two 128MB chips with two 256MB chips.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:20 PM

The most likely possibility is that the computer would refuse to work.

But, it could also boot and not recognize the added RAM, could boot and have errors in the RAM - or it may surprise you and work with the new RAM.

If you decide to try, ensure that you've installed the latest BIOS upgrade to ensure maximum compatibility.
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