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An MSI-7309 (K9N6SGM-v) Has (2) slots to fill. I am not exactly sure of the capacity.  Included below are links to conflicting specs.  I know that it can hold at least 2 Gigabytes. I would like to get 4GB in there. Without having to pay for return shipping or a restocking fee.




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The motherboard manufacturer latest manual version.

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Please see that the BIOS section specifically notes memory installs of 4GB located here:

The manual was last updated in 2006, while the BIOS was last updated in 2008. I would assume then that the manual and newegg were never updated to reflect the newest memory availability.

Hope this helps.

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But is it possible that the Spec page for the board is trying to be too general, and apply to all the boards in that series? I saw that firmware update changeLog you mention. That seems to indicate that the reporting of what amount of memory was recognized. What about the memory config sites? – TheSavo Feb 14 '12 at 16:16
Even if the BIOS was updated to accept more RAM, probably the mobo hardware was not. – m0skit0 Feb 14 '12 at 16:32
It's possible, yes. But I'm willing to bet that around 2006-2007 2GB memory chips were not in the norm, and a BIOS update was needed to get that memory available to that system. It looks difficult to get very specific results for this, I don't think with my google-fu we're going to be able to determine verbatim if this is possible. – jidar Feb 14 '12 at 16:38
Also keep in mind that the memory controller for these boards was on the CPU, not the mainboard. Hence BIOS changes allowing for more memory as it was not a CPU limitation. – jidar Feb 14 '12 at 16:40
@jidar. So would looking @ the stats of the processor be more helpful? – TheSavo Feb 14 '12 at 17:29

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