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Ram Upgrading On Windows 8. Is It Compatible?

Postby Morain » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:17 am

I have this pc: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gateway-SX2110G-UW318-Small-Form-Factor-Desktop-PC-with-AMD-E1-1200-Processor-4GB-Memory-500GB-Hard-Drive-and-Windows-8-Monitor-Not-Included/21777759

this is the ram I want: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Corsair+-+Vengeance+2-Pack+8GB+CL9+DDR3+DIMM+Desktop+Memory+Kit/5771735.p?id=1218692939855&skuId=5771735#tab=reviews

are they compatible? keep in mind there are only 2 ram slots on my motherboard. thanks in advance
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Ram Upgrading On Windows 8. Is It Compatible?

Postby Heywood » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:51 pm

I believe you computer can only handle 8gb of RAM.

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory
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