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Re: 16g RAM on 32 bit mobo?
XP pro 64bit and any vista 64 bit and any linux 64 bit I would say xp pro 64 or linux would be your best bet and what processor are you thinking of using and most 64bit OSes can handle up to 32GB ram but depending on what you are doing the most you would most likely need is 4-8 for high performace but if you are doing say 3D visual programming 16 is great
Well...i never heared of a 16gbram mobo and also no OS is able to support it propery and also u don't need so much memory but whatever.You could use smaller modules like 1gb or 2gb but you must know wht type of memory it uses and also what's the minimum amount of ram that can be used.
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Having a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system mainly depends upon the operating system that is loaded on your primary hard drive (generally drive C:). However, your motherboard's components, i.e., processor and amount of system RAM, will be a major factor in determining whether you can only run a 32-bit operating system, or upgrade to a 64-bit system.
Well, how much have you got? and are you running a 32 or 64 bit OS? For the Max ram you can fit to your mobo go to the ASUS site and look at the spec for your board. If you have a 32 bit os you cannot use more than 3.7 GB of ram, you can use as much RAM as you can afford or will fit if you have a 64bit OS.
Obviously the p5q-vm is a better mobo as it has a faster FSB and supports up to 16G of RAm vs 4G on the p5ql-cm. If you are looking for a gaming PC then certainly the p5q-vm is the better choice. With that said, you may also want to consider another video card. While the 9600GT is a fantastic card, it will soon be on the bottom of the dogpile when it comes to gaming.
Max speed supported for your mobo is: DDR2-533 You will have to buy (4) 1gb sticks (2gb sticks not supported) To use all four gigs of ram you need a 64 bit os.32 bit only supports 3gb of ram. Hope this helps! Here is the specs :
ASUS A8M2N-LA (NODUS-GL8E) (DDR2-533MHz) Memory
4 (4 banks of 1)
non-removable base memory
Machine name: ASUS A8M2N-LA (Nodus-GL8E) Motherboard
CPU options: Supports AMD Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2 and Sempron processors.
Chipset: Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE Chipset
Front Side Bus options:
Memory Speed options: PC2-4200 DDR2-533 240pin SDRAM DIMM
- Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS A8M2N-LA
- HP/Compaq name: Nodus-GL8E
*Actual available memory may be less w/o 64 bit os
If your MoBo supports 4 Gigs, Vista 32 bit will only utilize approximately 3.48GB, and XP 32 bit will only use 2GB, so unless you are running Vista 64 bit (which will use up to 8GB, if your MoBo will?), the OS isn't going to see but 2 to 3+ depending on which version of windows you're running,
As for the slots being too big, you are probably attempting to install the wrong RAM for your MoBo. Compare the RAM in question with what the MoBo manufacturer says is compatible.