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Maximum RAM install?

By vale46
Dec 23, 2009
  1. Hi, thanks for reading.
    My packard bell iXtreme 2613 has a foxconn MB in it, here is a link.

    http://www.foxconnchannel.com/product/Motherboards/detail_spec.aspx?ID=en-us0000191

    When i first got the PC is came with 32bit Vista OS and 3 gig of DDR2. The MB only has 2 slots, what i want to know is can i put 2x4gig modules on it so i have 8gig of Ram ?

    Now that i am running Windows 7 64bit i want to maximumise my ram potential, i have mailed foxconn and they were less then helpful saying they cant give any infomation out on a discontinued MB...thanks foxconn !!!! I bought it, its now out of date so your not interested in me ! great P.R there guys.

    So the link has some specs there, can anyone advice me about the maximum ram i can install please. At the mo i have upped it to 4gig for the W7 64bit OS and it is recognised.

    I wont hold anyone at fault if i blow it up, just some opinions please.

    Kindest regards,

    Vale..

    P.S. Merry xmas ;p
     
  2. pkww2

    pkww2 TS Rookie

    The motherboard is with VIA P4M800 Pro chipset, max. RAM is 2GB!

    How can you upgrade to 4GB memory?

    Features VIA P4M800 Pro
    Processor Support Intel® Pentium® 4
    Hyper Threading Support Yes
    Front Side Bus 1066MHz/800MHz/533MHz
    Memory Support DDR2 533/400
    DDR 400/333/266
    Max Memory 2GB
    AGP Support AGP 8X
    North/South Bridge Link V-Link (533 MB / Sec)
    Graphics Core VIA UniChrome™ Pro
    Video Acceleration Yes
    Dual Monitor Support Yes
    Video De-blocking Yes
    Hardware Display Rotation Yes
    Video Capture Ports Yes
     
  3. vale46

    vale46 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    Sorry, there is numerous N15235 MB's i have since opened the case and verified a very small model number.

    PT8907MB 2.0 8ERS2H

    This is definately the correct N1523 MB i have, there are so many types that look identical.

    My oppolgies, still this MB isnt listed at Foxconn either so i am still in the same boat for infomation.

    thank fro so much for the above
     
  4. pkww2

    pkww2 TS Rookie

    Well, looks like 4GB is the max. that you can go - only on 64 bits Win 7.

    If you have 32 bits Win 7 - even you have 4GB, the system will only show 3GB.

    Hope it help.
     
  5. vale46

    vale46 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    Thanks, where did you find this info, can you post the link please ;p

    also, why is there a maximum ? if i put 2 x 4gig strips in will it blow the board or just not recognise anything after 4gig ?

    thank you so much for the replies pkww2

    Regards.
     
  6. vale46

    vale46 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    For any other tech heads out there, what governs the maximum ram that can be added to a MB ? (apart from slots) lol

    Is it a bios thing ? or voltage etc ?

    Cheers for any calrification ;p
     
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