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PC won't take more than 4gb DDR2 ram...?


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#1 curlykale3

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 02:08 PM

Hi, I was trying to put some extra ram into an older PC. It has 64bit windows 7 but it runs fine on 4GB ram but when I put in an extra 2GB, it turns on  but won't boot into windows. The extra stick of ram has been tested and I have a few which I've tried, all good memory. Any ideas?

 

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 02:16 PM

what are the computer specs?

 

mainly the motherboard



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 02:32 PM

Sorry, it's a core 2 duo processor with an Asus P5KPL-EBU mobo.

Windows 7 64bit



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 02:39 PM

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P5KPLE/specifications/

 

According to this it can only support 4 gigs max.

Weird how they then say when adding 4 gigs or more....



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 02:42 PM

For this particular mobo, does the memory have to be installed in pairs?  i.e. 2 2s or 2 4s.  The older ones did not like "unlike pairs."


Edited by RolandJS, 25 February 2015 - 02:42 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 03:23 PM

Yep. swapping for another mobo will have to be the solution as I have quite a bit of memory and I wanted to be able to use it for some photoshop work. Thank you everyone......






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