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fortuitous

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hit here everyone, i was just wondering if i could use this with my XP. it says something about only using it with 64 bit systems. this is my system now.

AMD Athlon 64 X 2 dual core 3800+, 2011Mhz, 256Kb L1, 1024Kb L2
Caption NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 512Mb
1Gb Synchronous DDR2 266 MHz

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dhitchner

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What motherboard are you using?
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fortuitous

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blimey, what an idiot i am, i didnt even show the ram i was hoping to use! that'l teach me to post in a forum after a few too many glasses of home made wine! this is the ram ive been looking at.

Corsair 4GB Kit (2x2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 XMS2 Memory Non-ECC Unbuffered CL5(5-5-5-18) Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty

is there something special about this that means it can only be run with xp 64 bit?

Many thanks

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MSI K9N Ultra-2F nForce 570 Ultra Socket AM2 UDMA133 Serial ATA-300 (RAID) 2 x Gigabit Ethernet 8-channel audio ATX

AMD Athlon 64 X 2 dual core 3800+, 2011Mhz, 256Kb L1, 1024Kb L2

Caption NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 512Mb

1Gb Synchronous DDR2 266 MHz

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dhitchner

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I've looked at the manual for your mainboard and checked out the memory on Corsair's website. I don't see any conflicts or anything that mentions you can only use the memory on an XP 64bit system. Where did you see something about a 64 bit system?

If you have doubts you could always go for Corsair's XMS2 DHX RAM 4 x 1Gig sticks on Micro Center's web page for under $80 after rebate. I'm nearly positive that they would be compatible with your system.
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Hi fortuitous...

Though your motherboard will support up to 8 GB, 32 bit Windows will not support 4 GB of RAM and may become unstable if you install that much. You will actually see better performance using 2 GB in a dual channel configuration.

If you want to be able to run 4 GB of RAM, you will need to install a 64 bit operating system.

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