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    Nice!!!

    nice work man..

    I have a quick question... I know intel states that it only supports up to 1gb of ram.. wonder what happens if you put in more?? wonder what would happen if you put in a 2gb chip???

    I am going to purchase one of these babies here today, was wondering if spending the extra 5 bucks for 2gb would work with it or not

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    Most of the time the PC will only use what it was made to use. So if you get 2 GB, and the board only supports 1 GB, then thats all it will use (1GB). I think this because I was going to buy a MoBo and it read uses two 2gb RAM, but only 3.25gb usable.

    maniaxzero.... I have a case similar to yours, but mine has 2 PCI slots (cant tell if yours does, and mine has all the ventilation holes on the side. I then have on one side 2 fans that pull air in, and on the other side, 2 fans that blow air out. I redid the insides though, my MoBo is in the same place, but were your M2-ATX is, I have my 2.5 hard drive, and were your hard drive is, I have my OPUS 320, which takes up so much space!!!! I have never ran the PC, since I decided to replace the MoBo and havent recieved it yet... but Im sure I went over kill with the cooling.... Were is your PC anyways? In the cabin, glovebox, trunk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Most of the time the PC will only use what it was made to use. So if you get 2 GB, and the board only supports 1 GB, then thats all it will use (1GB). I think this because I was going to buy a MoBo and it read uses two 2gb RAM, but only 3.25gb usable.
    The 3.25gb usable is likely an OS limitation. I ran into this last year when I upgraded my office PC to 4GB, but only 3.5gb displayed in Windows. You have to run a 64bit OS to use anything over 3.5gb. 32bit OS's will only show/use 3.25gb or 3.5gb max depending on settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroths View Post
    The 3.25gb usable is likely an OS limitation. I ran into this last year when I upgraded my office PC to 4GB, but only 3.5gb displayed in Windows. You have to run a 64bit OS to use anything over 3.5gb. 32bit OS's will only show/use 3.25gb or 3.5gb max depending on settings.
    We run into this all the time here at work (we sell a CAD type software for processing scan data to create digital models) and users often upgrade to more than 4gig of ram in their workstations and complain that Windows XP32 won't use more than 2gb per running instance. There's a boot.ini hack which will allow Win32 to use up to 3gb per application, but it causes memory addressing issues for most applications.

    As far as the 1gb support goes, most board manufacturers only do this because they can certify that the board will only support up to that size chip. So depending on the specific configuration of the memory chip a 2gb stick may work.

    I had an old Asus A7N8X Deluxe that when originally released only supported up to 512mb sticks. With bios revisions they increased it to 1gb sticks. That board never got to 2gb sticks because it was retired before those were released to market. I'd give it some time and the board may support it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stroths View Post
    The 3.25gb usable is likely an OS limitation. I ran into this last year when I upgraded my office PC to 4GB, but only 3.5gb displayed in Windows. You have to run a 64bit OS to use anything over 3.5gb. 32bit OS's will only show/use 3.25gb or 3.5gb max depending on settings.
    Are we sure about the OS being the limitation? So that means the manufactuer would assume your going to use Windows. What about linux, etc, would those have the limits also? So what happens if he puts a 2 GB RAM in a board that specifies 1 GB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Are we sure about the OS being the limitation? So that means the manufactuer would assume your going to use Windows. What about linux, etc, would those have the limits also? So what happens if he puts a 2 GB RAM in a board that specifies 1 GB?
    It's an OS limitation. Basically a 32 bit os can address up to 2gb per application (even in Linux) and a 64 bit os can address up to 128gb per application (though Windows 64 bit supports less than that, see below)

    Below is a quick reference chart for maximum available ram per Windows operating system type:

    * Windows XP 32-bit = 2 GB maximum per application (4GB system maximum)
    * Windows XP 64-bit = 128 GB system maximum
    * Vista 32-bit = 4 GB system maximum
    * Vista 64-bit = 128 GB system maximum


    In fact, to break Vista down further, total amount of system ram specific for Vista depends on which version of Vista is installed. Here is a listing of maximum available system ram based on Vista version:

    * Windows Vista Starter 32-bit = 1GB
    * Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate 32-bit versions = 4GB
    * Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit versions = 8GB
    * Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit versions = 16GB
    * Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate 64-bit versions = 128GB
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    Well those figures have to be off.. I have windows vista ultimate with 4gb installed.. OS is only reconizing 3.3gb.. 32bit though if that makes a difference, I didnt want 64 bit, figured vista was bad enough.. didnt want double the head aches in software and driver compatability..

    to the ram question.. i just got my MB and ram.. im installing all the crap now..

    Im a little upset with this m2-atx.. what the hell is up with those folks not including a 4pin cable with this thing... they claim its p4 ready but dont include it???? all i can say is WTF.. thats BS im ****ed because i wanted to get this thing together tonight, now i have to run out to a computer store tomorrow to get a cable.

    im going to use a home psu here just to get it set up.. ill post back here soon about the 2gb ram

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    IK632, read this

    http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm


    You are far from being able to load vista with more than 16 Gig of ram
    Now Galileo is real. Muhahahahaha :p

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    ok well I have my d201gly2 up and running, fully reconized 2gb right out of the box..

    im still ****ed about the 4 pin cable that wasnt included with the m2-atx.. stupid mini-box place.. that should be standard equipment

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaFX View Post
    IK632, read this

    http://www.dansdata.com/askdan00015.htm
    You are far from being able to load vista with more than 16 Gig of ram
    That's a great article DeltaFX.

    They don't mention the ultimate version so I'm a little confused now. Based on http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa366778.aspx, what are the actual limits then?
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