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Old 05-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Motherboard Over Max Supported RAM

ok gusy basicly i have a fairly old ish motherboard in fact im ashamed to say its ECS its an unknown make but i picked it up with an E2160 for next to nothing and i mean next to nothing we wont go into how i got it

here is the board.

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=44&LanID=0

basicly it didnt come with any RAM but i do happen to have a stick acquired from a fried of 2Gb 667Mhz RAM it is just 1 stick.

the motherboard says it takes maximum of 2Gb does that mean 1Gb in each slot or can it take a 2Gb in one slot, and if by chance i wanted to (dont shout overkill) put another stick of 1Gb 667Mhz RAM in it what is the worse that can happen.

in short. what happens if a motherboard says it supports 2Gb and you put 3Gb in ?
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1 of 2 things is likely to happen, either it's gonna beep like crazy at you with a memory error or it will boot fine and only register 1 of the 2 gigs of ram in that slot. The 2 gig max is for both slots, which means you have a max of 1gb per slot if it has 2 slots.
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gurss theres only 1 way to find out really lol ill post back later or tomoz
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The maximum supported amount is the total amount over all the available slots, in this case 2. so thats 1GB in each slot to provide 2 in total
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