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Can I put to much RAM in the motherboard for the Processor?

Motherboard is a Gateway D865GLC currently has 2-256MB DDR PC2700 and 2 open slots. Online diognostic Crucial memory stick thing says each slot can handle a max 1gb card. I am looking at put 2- 1GB DDR400 PC3200 or DDR333/PC2700 in the empties for a total of 2.5 GB. My Processor is a Pentium 4 2.60 GB 800 MHZ FSB w/ HT. Is quintupling the RAM like this outdoing what the processor is capable of, or should cause no problems? All of the RAM is Non-ECC and unbuffered. Intel 865G Chipset is on the motherboard. Thanks for the time and input.

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  • dragonqueen7 Jan 13, 2009

    Sorry I put this in the wrong spot, not sure if someone can move it to either the Gateway motherboards or the Pentium Processors?

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That additional RAM will be good for your computer so it will be much faster and don't worry everything should work fine there after adding new RAM to your computer....

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