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#1 Miguel_92

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 01:54 PM

I was looking into upgrading my RAM, and seen as i'm not an expert i was wondering if someone could tell me if my motherboard etc is viable for an upgrade to 8GB of ram? As my machine is quite slow with 3GB. Here are my specs: http://www.imagebam.com/image/9dab11413502457



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#2 YeahBleeping

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 02:06 PM

Most Likely you have 4 GB of Ram installed and the system is taking about 1GB for itself.  According to THIS spec sheet.  You are not able to upgrade to 8GB of ram as the motherboard does not support it.



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 04:47 PM

Thought that would be the case tbh. Might need to shop around to see if i can get a cheap motherboard.



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Posted 03 June 2015 - 06:36 PM

If you have an OEM version of Windows you need to be aware that MS will consider a change of mobo as a change of computer and you may have problems authenticating the new install. It will almost certainly involve you in a - free - phonecall to MS and in you trying to convince them that the change of mobo is a repair and not an upgrade.

 

Of course if you have a 'retail' version this problem will not arise, but you do need to factor this into your thinking !

 

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