Solved Surpassing maximum ram required

January 3, 2013 at 06:24:09
Specs: Windows7, 2G

Good Day,

I have a brief question. Would I cause severe damage to my motherboard or processor if I surpassed the suggested maximum memory it can support. And is it advisable to do so.


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January 3, 2013 at 06:32:17
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There's no point. If you are using a 32 bit version of Win 7 then you will be forever stuck at a 4g ram max (including video card), even with a board that could handle 32g installed. So one would want the 64 bit flavour if you plan on hopping up ram, which is always good for performance. Your board supports what it supports, so it will likely have 1 of 2 responses. In order to over max the board you will have to put in a larger stick of ram than the board supports. It will either beep and not load windows and you will be forced to remove the ram module or it may load with the over sized module, but it will not use any of the extra ram as it is not designed to even see it. I have never heard of anyone who gained anything by doing what you are plotting.

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January 3, 2013 at 06:34:42

It doesn't "normally" cause a short, but if there is no gain, why risk it???

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January 3, 2013 at 06:34:44

It would cause more damage to your wallet. You would be wasting your money. If your Mobo only supports so much memory, why would you even consider using more. If you did install more, it probably wouldn't boot.

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January 3, 2013 at 06:37:40

If you're asking about an eMachines T5234, the max it supports is 2 x 1GB, so it would be pointless to try to install more. It won't be recognized & it might prevent the system from even booting. Save your money for a more modern computer, either that or invest in a PCIe video card (if you haven't already done so).

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January 3, 2013 at 07:50:13

Substitute "use" for "support". If it can't use more RAM there is no point adding it.

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January 3, 2013 at 09:38:07

it might prevent the system from even booting
Sometime the board will show no mercy, the system will refuse to post.

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January 3, 2013 at 14:00:14

thanks a mil

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