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Old 12-30-2006, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I've got a question here. I was looking to upgrade memory. right now i've got one 512 kb 184 pin DDR SDRAM PC2700. I was looking on the motherboard specs found http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...odinfoCategory
<----there. Then I looked at the product specs for my whole pc.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...odinfoCategory
<---- there. Now the thing that conflicts is that the motherboard specs say I can have 2GB(2X 1gb sticks), but with the comment that "(PC manufacturer's maximum memory may differ)"
Now when I look at the product specs, it says that the max allowed is 1gb (VIA 2 512 MB Sticks). Wouldn't it be possible to throw two 1gb sticks in there if the motherboard accepts it? I can't seem to understand how if the motherboard accepts it why wouldnt my whole PC? If that is the case then does anyone know why?

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Dont quote me on this but it may be that the note about the motherboard's maximum memory may differ with manufactrers so if a manufacturer only offers a certain amount of ram even though the board can support more so theyre covering themselves from any damage caused by third party Ram lol i dont know whether that makes sence but its the only plausible explanation i can think of, but as I said dont trust me as Ive only been on here for a couple of weeks.

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It should support 2 gig.
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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could it do hrm though ? my thinking being eht do you hve to lose expect houndred dollrs
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It won't hurt it. If your mobo won't support it, it just won't boot.

Go here:
http://support.asus.com/download/dow...Language=en-us

Choose Product > Motherboard, Series > Socket A(462), Model > A7V8X-LA. Click Search. Once it pulls up the results, click Manual, then download the A7V8X User Manual (English) E1119.
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