how much ram can my pentium 4 PC support

January 27, 2011 at 06:39:13
Specs: Windows xp pro, 1.38/512
pentium 4 cpu 1400mhz 1.38 ghz with 512 ram right now using 4, 128 sticks

See More: how much ram can my pentium 4 PC support

Report •


#1
January 27, 2011 at 06:41:30
Cannot tell from just those details - it's the motherboard make/model that's the important thing & then you can either check the manufacturer's website, or go to Crucial.com & use their diagnostic tool to see if it can tell you.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."


Report •

#2
January 27, 2011 at 07:44:38
If its 32 bit XP Pro your computer will only recognize 3.5 GB. If its 64 Bit with 4 mem slots your looking at a min of 8 GB (But why would you need 8?)

Report •

#3
January 27, 2011 at 08:36:29
"If its 64 Bit with 4 mem slots your looking at a min of 8 GB"
So you think his motherboard can take 8gb of ram??

larry


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
January 27, 2011 at 09:01:44
If its 32 bit XP Pro your computer will only recognize 3.5 GB.

That is entirely dependent on the motherboard. With some motherboards it can be as low as 2.8 Gbs

You are also making the assumption that the motherboard can take 2Gb memory modules. A dangerous assumption to make. 512 Mbs modules may well be the maximum the motherboard can take, Even if the motherboard could take 2GB memory modules, there is a maximum the motherboard can support regardless of how much memory you can physically install.

As JohnR said, you need to know the motherboard details before anything can be said about memory.

Stuart


Report •

Ask Question