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Too much ram...?

By TrevorLClan ยท 13 replies
Oct 11, 2007
  1. So im gonna be buying a new mobo (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128034) and 2 sets of this RAM(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134046)
    and me and a few other guys got to talking in my highschool A+ class about RAM(its not an advanced class really..which explains a little coming up) and i said i was getting 4 1g sticks to put in my 16gb max mobo. And one of the other guys instantly is like "dude your gonna have to have like 3 really good fans and then like a desk fan or thats gonna overheat soo fast, id only put like 3gb in mine". And so i went along with it cuz hes a grade high than me (im a soph hes a junior) and w/e. But i really thought that he didnt know what he was talking about, or atleast he thought he did but didnt realize he was wrong. So im woundering if it really would be bad to have 4 1g sticks on that mobo with the case linked below?


  2. cosmos100

    cosmos100 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    There is a similar discussion in another thread about too much RAM... there is no harm in have 4GB of RAM, your computer wont overheat... just not a massive load of point, 2GB is perfectly fine for a computer of a good spec 3GB if you're going to be pushing it a bit but 4GB at the moment isn't really needed. Hope this was helpful.
  3. TrevorLClan

    TrevorLClan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks...so 4gb would really own?...cuz thats what im going for


    thats my PC build...Ive had a crappy compy most of my life cuz my family is a middle class great family and my rents are very computer not friendly :p so they never were really smart about getting them...and now im finally getting a job.

    So to get this right...no probs at all with the 4gb?
  4. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    Hello TrevorLClan and welcome to Techspot.

    It won't do no damage. That shows the brains of that fellow student of yours.

    Also, what operating system are you thinking of putting on?

    * 32 bit o/s can hold a maximum of 4 gig ram.
    * 64 bit o/s can hold anywhere between 8gb to 128gb +

    Hope this helps you out abit.

    Regards Jase :)
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

  6. cosmos100

    cosmos100 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    computers don't really use 4GB of RAM unless you're planning on running very very intesive programmes on it... but if you want 4GB Im not stopping you dude, go for it!
  7. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

  8. TrevorLClan

    TrevorLClan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thats the operating system...i know i dont know some of the deep statistics yet but i think that one will work with it

    maybe not,

    edit: wow...i mean processor not operating system and im using xp sp 2 for now...i might upgrade to vista later or maybe just stick with a real nice version of XP...i play CSS and i dont think itll run on vista
  9. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,012

    That link is too your processor, which is your cpu. ( central processing Unit)

    A operating system is what your system boots into. For example; Windows xp, Windows Vista.

    Regards Jase :)
  10. TrevorLClan

    TrevorLClan TS Rookie Topic Starter


    so i was reading over that processor above and i saw a comment saying dual core is soooooo much better then single core...and i knew it was better but this guy got pretty worked up, so i looked and found this one...little more spendy but i think i can wait for another paycheck and get it :p...thoughts

    o.o.c.-->sorry im changing this to a processor kinda thread. this is the last question cuz that was the only thing in my computer build that i was still thinking on really.
  11. cosmos100

    cosmos100 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    It's a perfectly ok processor from the looks of it, I'm personally not a fan of AMD's myself but whatever floats your boat really.

    But there is nothing wrong with dual core/ Quad core ect ect... they were made to have higher processing speeds, as long as you mobo will support it you're all good.
  12. TrevorLClan

    TrevorLClan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    kk ty...and im kinda just trying out amd...i have intel p4 (old, i know) in both my current crap compys at my house and i just want to see what i can get from AMD...hopefully ill like it cuz i dont want to get a whole new mobo :p
  13. Tedster

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

  14. TrevorLClan

    TrevorLClan TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tyvm...very helpful post...kinda funny to think about some of the stupid people in the world. I'm not saying im a fricken genius when it comes to computers but i definitely think about turning of my computer before putting crap in and taking it out. XD
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