Want to upgrade RAM

By AVPV · 6 replies
May 25, 2011
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  1. Computer Configuration

    AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+
    2.31GHz, 896MB of RAM

    I want to upgrade it to 8 or 16 GB RAM
    and Hard disk to 1TB


    Want to know will it support it.

    Thanks in Advance
    Ankur Vatsa
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,189   +471

    Need to know your motherboard and operating system (32 bit or 64 bit).
  3. lcarter89

    lcarter89 TS Rookie

    System Scan

    You could just do a system scan on the Crucial website and it will tell you what RAM you can use.
  4. AVPV

    AVPV TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ASUS® M2N8-VMX motherboard

    will Install Linux after upgrade
    so don't think their will be issue with OS.

  5. AVPV

    AVPV TS Rookie Topic Starter

    waiting for Response....

    Any update???
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,189   +471

  7. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +50

    Now I know you were intending to try and install something like 8 to 16 Gig's of system RAM, that's good, but your motherboard will not support that. But all is not lost because of this fact for something you said. You said that after this upgrade you were planing on installing Linux, I hope it will be Ubuntu, for that is what I use and let me tell you, the 4 Gig's that your system can be upgraded to is nothing to sneeze at. I have Ubuntu installed as my primary O.S. on all my computers, 1 server, 1 desktop and 1 laptop, all those computers are running 4 Gig's of RAM only and are doing just fine with 4 Gig's. To be honest with you, I think I've only toped up to around 1.5 Gig's of system RAM ever being used at any given time on any of my systems, it's almost like the extra 2.5 Gig's that aren't being used is a waste. Heck with Ubuntu and the way it manages it's system memory, I only use approx. 350MB's to 425MB's when my systems are idling. I've seen my systems only chum on approx. 500MB's to 675MB's to maybe 700MB's under a lite load. Again, that's getting no where close to using up 4 Gig's of system RAM, no where close!

    So if 4 Gig's is all your motherboard can handle, and you truly intend to run with a Linux distro, than your going to be just fine, install the 4 Gig's and install Linux and everything will be peachy!

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