Buying ram Please help.

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RUDEBWOY

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I really don't feel like opening up my system taking out ram to check it,is there any programs that i can download that tells me what ram type etc i have in my system so i can just search the net for it cause i want to max out my ram to 4 gigs only have 3 gigs right now.
 

RUDEBWOY

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i got that program how do i set it to tell me the ram type etc i have cause usally all it shows is the amount i have.
 

howard_hopkinso

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Run Everest and in the left hand pane, click the little + sign next to where it says Motherboard, then click SPD. That should give you details of your ram. It does on my system.

Regards Howard :)
 

Mirob

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RUDEBWOY said:
...i want to max out my ram to 4 gigs only have 3 gigs right now.

Without a 64bit OS you will not be able to use much more than 3GB. A 32bit OS can only address 4GB and the system will use up most a one gigabyte for hardware.
 

RUDEBWOY

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im using xp pro sp2 not not 32 bit dosent say that plus dosent matter just like to have my pc high end and drop w.e i can in it
 

Exonimus

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SP2 means you do have 32 bit. I have 64 bit windows xp professional and there is no SP2 released for it.

So 3GB is the max you can use
 

Tedster

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try CPU-Z.

Also read the installing ram and troubleshooting guide in the guides forum.
 

RUDEBWOY

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MetalX

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How is it possible to have dual channel with 3GB?? Isn't it only 512MB, 1024MB, 2048MB, 4096MB etc that can have dual channel??
 

RUDEBWOY

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no clue but my system picks up 3 gigs as 2.94 gigs any way can some one show me the ram type i can buy off amazon.com for my pc thanks.
 

Tedster

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some motherboards are MULTI-channel. the MSI K7N2 Delta 2 is one of them.
I have 1.5 gigs in my desktop in my house in TRI-channel.

as my guide says, RTFM to determine the ram your system takes or consult the manufactuer's website. Read the guide, it is very clear.
 

RUDEBWOY

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yea im running the asus p5b and it lets me do the multi channel.any way from the screen shots i showed u of my current ram do you mind going on amazon.com and finding me a kingston type ram for my sytem 1 gig thanks..i tried looking but only finding 2x 512.
 

eroz

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RUDEBWOY said:
yea im running the asus p5b and it lets me do the multi channel.any way from the screen shots i showed u of my current ram do you mind going on amazon.com and finding me a kingston type ram for my sytem 1 gig thanks..i tried looking but only finding 2x 512.
that might be all they have at amazon.
 

bradthegreat

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if you live in the States, Newegg.com cannot be beat for hardware. I don't think that they ship international, tho.
 

RUDEBWOY

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yea i did search amazon but having a little problem and i rather get it off amazon.com cause i get free gift certs to that site so ill be saving money etc.
 

MetalX

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Even with the Amazon gift certificates, it might still be cheaper at newegg. They have really good prices.
Tedster said:
some motherboards are MULTI-channel. the MSI K7N2 Delta 2 is one of them.
I have 1.5 gigs in my desktop in my house in TRI-channel.

as my guide says, RTFM to determine the ram your system takes or consult the manufactuer's website. Read the guide, it is very clear.
So what happens if it's in Tri-channel? Is the speed multiplied by 3? So PC3200 becomes PC9600? or still PC6400?
 
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