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4. Memory Hacks > 31. Recognize Memory Limitations

Recognize Memory Limitations

Sometimes your system board and BIOS are your biggest limitations when it comes to adding more RAM—either a BIOS upgrade or a new system board is the answer.

When is any amount of RAM too much? When your system’s sockets, BIOS, or chipset cannot address more than 256 MB, 512 MB, 640 MB, or more of RAM chips. System boards with three or four 72-pin SIMM (Single Inline Memory Module) sockets ordinarily will not accommodate more than four 32 MB (4 32 = 128 MB) or four 64 MB (4 64 = 256 MB) sticks of RAM.

So stuff as much RAM in the system as you have available, and determine from startup if the system recognizes it or not. If you install more RAM than the system can handle, save the RAM for another system that can use the same type of RAM.


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