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Ram Max Capacity Exceeding! Is it a thing?

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Hi, guys! I got XFX MG-63MI-7019 mobo paired with a Q9650. I'm restrained by that mobo as it's -according to its manufacturer spec- capable of only 4GB of rams. Surprisingly I have seen a ton of people saying that they have managed to exceed their max Capacity with no problem! So I really want to roll the dice and see what I can achieve. Of course the question isn't about whether my mobo is going to deal with that situation or not. I just need you to recommend a piece of ram -based on mobo specs- that would increase my chances of getting it to work as choosing ram is so confusing for me. You know "high/low density, fb/unbuffered" I can't get it and don't know if these technical stuff would make any difference or not.
Sorry for my English and I'll take full responsibility for my actions.
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You're talking about buying DDR2 800MHz memory in the year 2017. I'm not so sure you should.

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I'd try some Samsung DDR2 800 4 gig sticks. They're cheap on eBay.
You could also try 1066 MHz memory. Most boards will downclock them if they won't run at 1066. But the you get into the problen that maybe it will downclock all the way to 667, or even 533 MHz if you put in 8 gigs.
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I wonder if my resurrected from the almost two years dead
XFX 680i LT
could use four sticks of 4gb, I can't seem to overclock Q6600 to 3.2 ghz by a simple +0.25 cpu volt
and dropping CPU multiplier from 9 to 8
and increasing FSB from 1066 to 1600
and the pencil mod + v08 bios flash to a high grade mobo works anymore.

I currently have OCZ 6400 5-4-4-15 2T ram in it and only use it for folding and use to remote in to it from my main rig;
but I broke remote desktop on windows ten with creators update and running some telemetry blocking things.
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and dropping CPU multiplier from 9 to 8 = 11%
and increasing FSB from 1066 to 1600 =50%

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You can't just wack in some settings that you think will work. That's a wast of time.

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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

You're talking about buying DDR2 800MHz memory in the year 2017. I'm not so sure you should.
Theoretically yes, I should'nt! But I'm really on a tight budget and affording a new platform is not a priority at all. I think i should stay with my 4GB as I can't found any low density sticks for cheap.
Edited by Malik Sajid - 4/30/17 at 1:55am
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I'd try some Samsung DDR2 800 4 gig sticks. They're cheap on eBay.
You could also try 1066 MHz memory. Most boards will downclock them if they won't run at 1066. But the you get into the problen that maybe it will downclock all the way to 667, or even 533 MHz if you put in 8 gigs.
I'm thankful for your concern, bro! But those sticks seem to be high density which is supported by amd boards and won't likely work on the Nvidia chipsets. That's why it's so cheap I guess
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I picked up 4 x 2 gig sticks for and Optiplex 755 with an Intel Q9400 CPU for $15 off of Craigs List.

It's just a matter of shopping around..........
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