Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Motherboard and ram question.


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Epsilon

Epsilon

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 63 posts
I'm purchasing an intel LGA 1156 motherboard found here at this link:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131648
And was wondering if I buy two packages of 3 sticks each 2 gigs of ram will it fit in this board on that link? the ram i'm looking at is found on this link:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224
I wouldn't have asked if I hadn't read this review about a gigabyte board that had 6x 240 pin slots and he could only use 4 of the slots because of the ram he bought was double sided or something? So my question is would all 6 slots of ram that I buy fit into all 6 slots on this motherboard and work?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
iammykyl

iammykyl

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 6,763 posts
Hi Epsilon.

Go to this page http://www.asus.com/...Lvpp5L38qpmdvVw under overview, read the part about memory, then under download, QVL list, download this file and check to see if the ram you want is on the list.

I'm turning green, but my 10 month old rig will have to do for quite awhile yet.
  • 0

#3
iammykyl

iammykyl

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 6,763 posts
Hi.

Just spotted that your OS is XP and it looks as though you were thinking about installing ram to all slots.

32bit OS will only see and use just under 4GB, so unless you are thinking of upgrading your OS in the future, you would be waisting your money.

I would buy windows 7 ultimate 64bit OEM to go with your new hardware, this way you would reach the full potential of your motherboard.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP