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show user profile  S. Silard
Hey guys .
All I hate in my computer is my RAM , I have only 3Gb . Max memory for my motherboard is 4Gb . So I'd like to find some motherboard , with way much more max RAM memory .

But I don't want to build another computer . I don't have the money for it .
And I actually love my computer . So I'd just like to replace my motherboard .

What I have now is the old ASUS M2N XE :

The things I don't wan't to change , and spec's I need :
My CPU : AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core [Edit: AM2/AM2+]
My Graphic card is PCI Express 2.0 , but I use it in X16 . [ASUS HD 6770]
I need 2 PCI-E X1 slots (if it's under X16 pr 2.0 because my graphic card needs place ).
2X Sata 3Gb/s (Minimum , the more - the better)
2X 3pin connector (Minimum)
10 USB 2.0 ports .
And a plus PCI-E X16 , as I have one other graphic card , which is out of use , due I don't have a port for it . EAH 4670 I guess . ASUS of course .

I'm an ASUS fan , as you can see it .

Anyone know any motherboard like this ? Or a good way to find it ?
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9/12/2012 3:20:08 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 3:39:51 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
are you 100% sure about that 4GB limit ?

reading the spec.

it sounds like that's been written with 32 bit windows in mind so an o/s rather than system limit.

check with asus tech support to make 100% certain the board won't support more on a 64 bit o/s before changing it.
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9/12/2012 3:29:51 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 3:29:51 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
budget ?

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/12/2012 3:31:04 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 3:31:04 AM)
show user profile  S. Silard
@AS It won't I guess :
"2 x DIMM, Max. 4 GB, DDR2 1066*/800/667/533 ECC,Non-ECC,Un-buffered Memory
*DDR2 1066 is supported by CPU AM2+ only
**When installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended."

@Gogodr Nice try , but my CPU is AM2/AM2+
Budget is .... well ... not sure . Not more than 200 Eur .
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9/12/2012 3:38:56 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 3:38:56 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
saw that. the "or more" is the interesting part.

implying you can ? check with them before blowing any cash if money is tight.
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9/12/2012 3:44:13 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 3:45:29 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
AMD sockets are backwars compatible.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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9/12/2012 3:48:30 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 3:48:30 AM)
show user profile  S. Silard
@AS Would you mind if I ask you , to write that mail for ASUS , because my english is pretty bad . And they won't give a certain answer .

@Gogodr It would be good , but I just can't find my processor on that list :

It would be good , if we would be able to extend our ram with some PCI-E card :)
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9/12/2012 3:59:33 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 3:59:33 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Dear Sirs,

I have one of your M2NXE motherboards and need to put more memory in my system.

The specifications here :

states there is a 4GB limit but also says "or more" and refers to 32 bit windows which does have a 4GB limit.

Please could you clarify whether this is a hardware constraint.
Is it possible to install and access more than 4GB from 64 bit windows using this board ?

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer.

Best regards,

A. Fronat


or their forum here :

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9/12/2012 4:07:35 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 4:11:25 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
All phenom chips have IMC, thus the motherboard doesn't get a say in anything memory related except for the number of slots and since the later variants of ddr2 were pretty much produces with am2 specifically in mind (intel had long since moved to ddr3) i'm pretty sure that no matter what udimms you stick in your board it would eat them no problem. Officially though am2+ is supposed to eat 16gb.

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9/12/2012 6:38:03 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 6:38:03 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
the motherboard does get a say if they've only put 32 address lines on the board.

that's a fairly hard limit. dunno what the deal is though so ask them to be sure.
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9/12/2012 9:24:26 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 9:25:13 AM)
show user profile  Setherial
I just moved from 4Gb to 8Gb myself. The main reason I didn't upgrade to 16Gb was not that my motherboard doesn't support it (because it does) but because DDR2 RAM is extremly expensive compared to the latest DDR3 RAM. I could buy 32Gb DDR3 for a fraction of the price that it would cost me to find DDR2 RAM that fits my pc (and it's not even that old).

sometimes you just need to upgrade

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9/12/2012 9:43:04 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 9:43:04 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
>>the motherboard does get a say if they've only put 32 address lines on the board.

all amd based boards since around a64 have minimum of 40 lines

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9/12/2012 10:09:44 AM (last edit: 9/12/2012 10:10:02 AM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Message sent to ASUS , thanks AS .
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9/12/2012 12:03:19 PM (last edit: 9/12/2012 12:03:19 PM)
show user profile  advance-software
welcome mate.
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9/12/2012 1:55:59 PM (last edit: 9/12/2012 1:55:59 PM)
show user profile  S. Silard
Got answer from ASUS .

"Dear Valued Customer,

According spec and manual, your motherboard supports up to 4GB RAM, so we cannot guarantee if anything more than 2x2GB will be supported there.

Best Regards,

So back to main question , does anyone know that kind of motherboard I'm searching for ?
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9/14/2012 12:17:22 PM (last edit: 9/14/2012 12:17:22 PM)
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