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Old 03-13-2011, 03:57 AM   #1
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Question Can I upgrade to 8 GB RAM with this motherboard???

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I have a Gateway GT5604
I already have 4Gb ram (2 x 2gb ram) in my computer.
I noticed that there was two other slots to add another 4gb ram.
but I i'm not sure if the two other slots are the same kind of ram.

Here the specification from the website :
Gateway Support - Specifications

Can I buy and add another (2x 2gb ram) and it will give me 8gb ram?
or I must buy absolutely (2x4 gb ram) to give 8 gb ram?
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:19 AM   #2
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Default Re: Can I upgrade to 8 GB RAM with this motherboard???

Just buy 2 sticks of DDR2 667 RAM and it'll work just fine. Also, if you have more than 3gb of ram your going to need to run a 64bit operating system to fully utilize the RAM.
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Old 03-14-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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Default Re: Can I upgrade to 8 GB RAM with this motherboard???

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Just buy 2 sticks of DDR2 667 RAM and it'll work just fine. Also, if you have more than 3gb of ram your going to need to run a 64bit operating system to fully utilize the RAM.
Yes - very good point. If people are running with a 32 bit operating system it will not recognize more than 3 gb of RAM even though you may have 4gb RAM in your machine when purchased (as very many units have).
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