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Need help upgrading old pc for running Sharepoint 2010


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Dsypher

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Hi,

I stopped using my desktop after I purchased a laptop but I need a server machine for a couple of months for a Sharepoint project and as such I don't want to buy a new desktop if it's possible to upgrade my desktop.

Current Configuration:

Motherboard: ASUS P5KPL-AM
RAM: Transcend 2GB DDR2-800
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.44 GHz

Will my motherboard support the new DDR3 memories?

Any sort of advice would be appreciated.

Thanks

Edited by Dsypher, 07 November 2010 - 08:59 AM.

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rshaffer61

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According to Crucial HERE it will only accept DDR2 memory.
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According to Crucial HERE it will only accept DDR2 memory.


[bleep]... so its max 4 gigs :D I guess I'll have to manage with that for now ;)
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I guess I'll have to manage with that for now

Something else to consider also.
If you are running a 32bit OS then you will only be able to utilize 3.5 gigs of memory at best. To use all 4 gigs you would need to upgrade to a 64 bit OS like
  • XP 64bit
  • Vista 64bit.
  • Highly doubtful you can go to Win 7 64bit

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I guess I'll have to manage with that for now

Something else to consider also.
If you are running a 32bit OS then you will only be able to utilize 3.5 gigs of memory at best. To use all 4 gigs you would need to upgrade to a 64 bit OS like
  • XP 64bit
  • Vista 64bit.
  • Highly doubtful you can go to Win 7 64bit


For Sharepoint 2010 I will have to install Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 and according to Microsoft I think I can fulfill the minimum system requirements.
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That would be good news so you can utilize all the memory then.
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