Solved can my motherboard handle a ram card upgrade?

June 16, 2015 at 21:05:10
Specs: Windows 7
can my motherboard handle a ram card upgrade to 8gb the motherboad is model WMCP61M. i wanna upgrade my ram in my computer for gaming purposes

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#1
June 16, 2015 at 22:35:46
Your processor detail?
some specs please..
If it is AMD athlon it supports upto 4 GB..
Also tell me with hz it used if unable to find that download speccy and post the result or
Try http://www.crucial.com/ or http://www.memorystock.com/ to identify the right memory. Both these sites have their own system scanner which will assist you in getting the right memory.

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June 17, 2015 at 05:12:20
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"If it is AMD athlon it supports upto 4 GB.."

It's got nothing to do with the CPU. Memory support is dictated by the motherboard & also by the operating system. if you have a 32-bit version of Win7, there's no point in installing more than 4GB. If you have a 64-bit version, you can install as much as the board can handle.

"the motherboad is model WMCP61M"

That board is out of an eMachines - model & model number would be helpful. I did a search & I found that the EL1333G-01w uses that board. The max the board can handle is 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2-800.

http://www.memorystock.com/memory/e...

"i wanna upgrade my ram in my computer for gaming purposes"

Hopefully you installed a gaming graphics card because you're not gonna accomplish much with the onboard GeForce 6150SE. And if you haven't already done so, you'll also need to upgrade the power supply. eMachines used low quality Bestec units which are not suitable to handle the loads of a gaming rig.

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#3
June 17, 2015 at 11:31:17
It's got a decent video card but I'm upgrading that also to a 2 gb video card I looked on other sites also n ya I can upgrade to a 4 gb n I have 2 4 gb ram cards so ima just use one ty for ur help

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#4
June 20, 2015 at 08:03:15
You still didn't post the make/model of your system. Is it an eMachines? Did you upgrade the power supply? If not & you have a Bestec unit, you're very likely going to have problems.

"I have 2 4 gb ram cards so ima just use one"

It's doubtful that will work. That max is 2GB per slot.

"I'm upgrading that also to a 2 gb video card"

The amount of memory on the card isn't as important as the type of memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5, etc) or the memory buswidth (64-bit, 128-bit, 192-bit, 256-bit, etc). And a good GPU is needed as well. No point in getting a card with a good GPU & crappy memory; or a crappy GPU & good memory. Plus a decent power supply is required.

Read: Best Graphics Cards For The Money: May 2015

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