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Could i run 6Gb Ram? [Asus P5B SE]

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Hey guys, since my local pc store has this HUGE ram sale going on, i decided to pick up 2x 2Gb (w00t ) And, upgrade my wife's rig with an extra 4Gb Mem. The pc's specs are:
Pentium Dualcore E2180
Asus P5B SE
2Gb -> 6Gb RAM
HD2900GT
So im asking you guys, will i be able to run 6Gb?

since I've read the 965 chipset supports 6Gb ram, but on some forums people have issues with over 4Gb Ram and p965 chipsets. (slow booting)
Also, i do have an 64bit OS.
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post #2 of 8
i wouldn't run 6 gb .. its pointless ... with 4 gb u got dual channel with means higher bandwidth ... faster booting .. faster everything ... 4gb is enough
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post #3 of 8
Yes, your board supports up to 8GB of ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131213

It's under Max RAM. I say go for it!
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post #4 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
i wouldn't run 6 gb .. its pointless ... with 4 gb u got dual channel with means higher bandwidth ... faster booting .. faster everything ... 4gb is enough
6Gb = dualchannel too

2x 1Gb CHANNEL A
2x 2Gb CHANNEL B

Btw, i have it working now, but extremely slow boot ~5 minutes -.-
in windows it works fine tho!
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Make sure you install KB929777 microsoft update

Links in my sig for VISTA and RAM check it out when you need
    
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post #6 of 8
it SHOULD work, and 6GB would be the PWNage, there would be no reason to take the other 2gb out. but you have the ram already, just put it in!
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Ive installed it working 100% fine in windows. installed update to make sure
But, my boot time went up from 22 secs to 4.5 minutes :O
Looked in the bios for some memory options, something like 'enable memory remapping' but cant seem to find it.
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did your timings drop?
    
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