My motherboard supports maximum 8GB of RAM. Is it safe to install full 8GB?

It's a Core 2 Duo E7200 processor and Gigabyte GA G41 MT S2P motherboard.

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    safe yes, can it sometimes be pickey to get it working the same as your present configuration, yes. Your question would be much better for you , if you would provide all the specs of the system. – Psycogeek Dec 21 '11 at 11:11
  • Its a Core 2 Duo E7200 processor and Gigabyte GA G41 MT S2P motherboard – Niks Dec 21 '11 at 11:14
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    I would advise you to use the memory recommended by the motherboard manufacturer rather than taking a mix'n'match approach. Visit their website and look for the memory QVL associated with your motherboard. – Tog Dec 21 '11 at 11:18
  • I know what specification ram I should use . But I dont want to mess up my system . Some of my friends said just to be on the safe side install 6gb ram . – Niks Dec 21 '11 at 11:21
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    That's nonsense. If you wanted to install more than the supported maximum, you might run into problems; installing the maximum supported should be fine (seeing that you know what specific RAM modules you should use). – Piskvor left the building Dec 21 '11 at 11:44

Probably; the only foreseeable problem would be that your CPU and operating system both need to be 64-bit to use all of it. (Barring any specific reasons why you are asking, it is generally safe to add ram.)

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  • Its a Core 2 Duo E7200 processor and Gigabyte GA G41 MT S2P motherboard – Niks Dec 21 '11 at 11:13
  • e7200 supports 64-bit. operating system? – David X Dec 21 '11 at 11:16
  • yupp it does support 64 bit – Niks Dec 21 '11 at 11:23
  • FWIW, Processors have been supporting 64 bit operating systems for the better part of this century. – surfasb Dec 21 '11 at 15:35
  • I not knocking this down, or complaining. But there are "ways" to use 8gig in a 32bit system :-) you can still create a ramdisk in extended space for other uses. there is nothing unsafe about having more ram in any system that I am aware of, I can even run win98 after blocking out the ram it cannot cope with. And putting to much ram on a board that does not support it does not break the ram itself or hurt the user :-) or damage the motherboard, it just wont work in that configuration of ram chips. – Psycogeek Dec 21 '11 at 21:53

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