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how to know how much RAm a mobo can support by studying it???

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My cousin was eager on adding a ram or two so he came to me...but his mobo i could not find on the net...how can i know how much memory each slot of the mobo supports buy looking at it??? :confused: :banghead: :cry:
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P.S. he lost the manual....
 

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Depends on the socket and chipset. What is it called?
 

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its an axper XP-P4IM533G
 

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dude am not that dumb....the thing u gave is MB_XP-P4IM533GV
am looking for xp-p4IM533G...i also came up with that result
same thing all p4's are the same basically
2GBMAX 1GB perslot
its very very very old
both boards are the same just different model number
 

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you sure ? ya its very old...roaches with their familys came out when i oppened the case...lol
 

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you sure ? ya its very old...roaches with their familys came out when i oppened the case...lol
yes I am sure
all pentium 4's save for the very very old socket 423 support 512 OR 1GB dim's with a max of 2GB ddr1 333
its not even worth upgrading its so old you can't even buy ram that old anymore
 

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ya thats what i thought thanx buddy...but just for my knowledge is it possible to know the memory capacity of a mobo by studying it? suppose i dont have any net connection??
 

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ya thats what i thought thanx buddy...but just for my knowledge is it possible to know the memory capacity of a mobo by studying it? suppose i dont have any net connection??
nope no way to tell but all motherboards of that era support 512MB per slot if its made after 2003 then it should support 1GB per slot
 

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thanx alot buddy... :)
 

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that is just enough to Run Windows 7 or XP Fine, Vista will choke even on 4 GB ram
 

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running windows 7 on a p4 ... ARE YOU NUTS ?
Why not? I ran Win7 on a 1.3Ghz Pentium M with 2GB RAM and it worked quite good provided you didn't do alot at once.
 

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Why not? I ran Win7 on a 1.3Ghz Pentium M with 2GB RAM and it worked quite good provided you didn't do alot at once.
the Pentium 4 neither has the power nor the memory bandwidth to get any use out of windows 7 stick with XP or better yet use linux ....
 

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A Pentium 4 can handle Windows 7 without problem. Even a Pentium III can run Windows 7. Basically, any x86 processor clocked at 1 GHz or more meets the official system requirements for Windows 7 32-bit. I installed Windows 7 Home Premium on several computers with Pentium 4 HT processor and it runs fine. Perfectly usable for everyday tasks. Please note later revisions of Pentium 4 support x86-64 instructions, making them compatible with Windows 7 64-bit.

A lot of netbooks sold with Windows 7 have only single-core Atoms, which are actually slower than most Pentium 4...
The most important requirement for Windows 7 is the amount of RAM (at least 1 GB for 32-bit version, preferably 1.5 GB or more).

However, it seems the motherboard XP-P4IM533GV has no official driver for Windows Vista (most newer pentium 4 motherboards have official drivers for Vista and thus perfectly compatible with Windows 7). Therefore, some integrated devices on the motherboard may not work, depending on the compatibility with Windows 7's generic driver. Compatible drivers are sometimes available on Windows Update though.
 

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