2gb or 4gb Ram?


#1

well i hav MSIP4M900M2-L mother board...i wanna knw it support 2gb ram or 4gb ram????

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=P4M900M2-L&class=mb

this link shows every detail of board........it mentions support upto 2gb of ram but i m unsure whether 2gb is for 1 slot or it only support 2gb ram in total???


#2

I think it only supports 2gb ram in total.


#3

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I think it only supports 2gb ram in total.
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oh no…it is not an outdated board so why it support only 2gig??//


#4

Make sure your OS also supports 4GB, 32-bit Vista does not supports it for sure, so even though my laoptop hosts 4 gb, Vista does not recognizes/uses it.


#5

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Make sure your OS also supports 4GB, 32-bit Vista does not supports it for sure, so even though my laoptop hosts 4 gb, Vista does not recognizes/uses it.
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i m usin Xp sp2…does it support 4gig??


#6

^if it is the 64 bit version it will.But i highly doubt you are using the 64 bit version


#7

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^if it is the 64 bit version it will.But i highly doubt you are using the 64 bit version
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how can i knw whether it is 32bit or 64bit version???


#8

if you dont know which version you are using then i am sure you are using the 32bit. Almost everyone on 64bit knows that they are using it.

btw to check your version.

Go to: Start -> Run

Type: winver

If you see x64 in the version number then its 64bit. If you dont see x64 in it then its the 32bit one


#9

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if you dont know which version you are using then i am sure you are using the 32bit. Almost everyone on 64bit knows that they are using it.

btw to check your version.

Go to: Start -> Run

Type: winver

If you see x64 in the version number then its 64bit. If you dont see x64 in it then its the 32bit one

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x64 is not mentioned in the version number…means i m using 32bit…how can i upgrade to 64 bit versioni??


#10

Install new windows from cd, remember that if you connect external (usb) devices, make sure that you have their drivers (64 bit version). Drivers are a major disadvantage of 64 bit windows.


#11

Windows XP 32 Bit supports upto 4GB RAM, but as it does not have PAE and will only allow 2GB Ram (or 3GB if a manual setting is used) to be used by applications, having 4GB on 32bit is almost useless. See this for more information


#12

ok lets move to the main question will my board support 4gb???????

http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_sp … p;class=mb


#13

Considering the following information is correct, the total memory it supports is 4GB: 2GB maximum per slot.

http://www.keenzo.com/showproduct.asp?ID=985718

http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Micro%20Star%20International%20Computer%20MSI%20P4M900M2-L%20Motherboard:1994684735

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-P4M900M2-L-Motherboard-Ethernet-8-channel/dp/tech-data/B000O3QA9I/ref=de_a_smtd/105-4663465-4976456


#14

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Considering the following information is correct, the total memory it supports is 4GB: 2GB maximum per slot.

http://www.keenzo.com/showproduct.asp?ID=985718

http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Micro%20Star%20International%20Computer%20MSI%20P4M900M2-L%20Motherboard:1994684735

http://www.amazon.com/MSI-P4M900M2-L-Motherboard-Ethernet-8-channel/dp/tech-data/B000O3QA9I/ref=de_a_smtd/105-4663465-4976456

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@Asad-Ahmad

thnx bro