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RAM Question

By JimFromTN
Aug 3, 2007
  1. I am looking at building a new system. I have been looking at some ECS motherboards that handle up to 32 gig of ram which they say they have tested up to 8 gig of ram on the board. These boards only have 2 slots for memory. How do you get 8 gig into 2 memory slots? Are there memory stackers?
     
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    it might help if you stated which motherboard model you are referring to ;)

    or even better... provide a link to it ;)
     
  3. JimFromTN

    JimFromTN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ecs C51pvgm-m

    http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Pr...95&DetailName=Specification&MenuID=46&LanID=9

    Here is what is says about the memory.

    Dual-channel DDR2 memory architecture
    2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM socket support up to 16 GB*
    Support DDR2 800/667/533/400 DDR2 SDRAM
    * (Due to the DRAM maximum size is 2GB at present, the memory maximum size we have tested is 8GB)

    With only 2 slots and a 2 gig maximum, it seems like they must be stacking.
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if you can find 2 x 4gb sticks.....

    tough find though.
     
  5. JimFromTN

    JimFromTN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It specifically says

    * (Due to the DRAM maximum size is 2GB at present, the memory maximum size we have tested is 8GB)


    How did they do it using max size 2 gb sticks?
     
  6. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    simple... they can't ;)

    it's a typo. you obviously can't get 8GB out of two 2GB sticks.

    :wave:
     
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