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What is the maximum amount of memory

By hearts1561 ·
What is the maximum amount of memory I can install on my computer i am running on xp and currenly have 2 slots. I have one filled in for 128 this is for ddr mem stick. I was thinking about putting 2 256 mem sticks in the slots rather than a 128 and a 256.

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by dmiles In reply to What is the maximum amoun ...

First check the motherboard manual to see how much memory it will hold,most pc's will operate with 512m memory without any problems,you cannot mix the memory,you can only use one type of memory and make sure that it matches

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See the following site
http://www.buycomputermemory.com/how-much-ram-is-enough.html

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by valis In reply to What is the maximum amoun ...

we need the make and model of your motherboard.

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by TheChas In reply to What is the maximum amoun ...

Motherboards that use DDR RAM are newer than ones that use SDRAM.
I suspect that you can install at least 512MB per DIMM. So, 2 256MB DIMMS would be a good way to go.

I always try to have ALL RAM modules in a PC be from the same manufacture. This reduces memory conflicts and errors.

The best way to determine how much memory your system can have installed is to check at the system or motherboard manufactures web site for detailed specifications.

With DDR RAM, you need to make sure that you get the correct speed so that the RAM will properly support the Front Side Bus speed of your CPU.

Chas

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by wlbowers In reply to What is the maximum amoun ...

If your motherboard takes ddr you can probably use at least 512 modules in each slot possibly more.

You can download a program called Sandra.
http://www.sisoftware.net/
Remove all spaces in the above url.

Sandra has an information module that will in most cases show the number of slots and the maxinum amount of memory that the motherboard will address.

Once you have it downloaded and installed, go to modules/information modules/mainboard information.

This will give you the information you need.

You will like Sandra. It is free and provides you with access to all kinds of information about your system and its performance.

Hope this helps

Lee

My board has 3 slots and can handle 4gig.

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