How to add more memory when limited by MB

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Re: How old is your computer? Is it a laptop?
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silentstorm wrote:

Or you have 2x8GB and your MB only has 2 slots and each slot can only take 8GB sticks? That's hard to believe. Even an old computer of mine using the i7 930 cpu can take 64GB max with 4 slots.

You are mistaken. i7-930 maxes out at 24GB of RAM (8GBx3 or 4GBx6).  That series of processor used triple channel RAM, so you would not have had a board with 4 slots.  It would have been 3 or 6 slots.

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/41447/intel-core-i7-930-processor-8m-cache-2-80-ghz-4-80-gt-s-intel-qpi.html

Most Desktop DDR3 motherboards could only take 8GB per slot, so if you had a board with 2 slots, you have a max of 16.

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