Recently, I decided to start looking into upgrading my RAM a bit. Because I only have a 32 bit OS, I am well aware of the 4 GB limit that is put on the machine. So, basically my two options were to either get a 2x2GB RAM or 1x4GB RAM. I am aware that the 2x2GB is dual channel and offers slightly better speeds, however I have chosen to go with the 1x4 because I plan to buy a completely new system in the future and want to transfer that RAM card over later. So, now it is time for my actual question related to my system right now:
I was looking into GHz speed of RAM memory, and obviously came to the conclusion that the higher speed is better. Although, I read somewhere that some motherboards actually limit how high this may be. I am unsure if my motherboard would support the 1600 MHz ram that I was planning on purchasing and was wondering if anyone could tell me?
Here is my motherboard: HP Compaq dc7100 SFF(DX878AV)
So with the answer, could anyone tell if my motherboard would either not allow my machine to run with the ram in it, run with the RAM in i, but at limited speeds, or run perfectly fine with the RAM? Thanks in advance.
This was the RAM I was going to purchase if it helps: http://www.ebay.com/...47#ht_654wt_970