I am using DG45ID (AA E27729 - 308) Desktop Board, which when I bought last year, 2009, said that it supports memory upto 8GB. However, I learnt through "Intel Desktop Board Specification Update" that DG45ID now supports memory up to 16GB.
I need to confirm whether this specification applies to my present Board or is it something which applies to newer Boards only. If it applies to my present DG45ID then do I simply upgrade to, say 16GB memory or do I have to update my BIOS or something... Please Help.
I am currently using 4GB with Windows Vista Ultimate OS X86. I am planning to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate X64 and if possible with more than 8 GB memory.
Well if you are realy going to spend the bucks to put 16 gigs in a DG45ID , I would like to know how it works , and what kind of performance boost you get , Over the 8 gigs that I am running in my two machines that have this board, Right now I am getting in the windows score a 7.4 on memory, I know thats not a PRO way to rate it But???
8 GB DDR2 800 MHz with a Q6600 (SLACR) gives a score of 7.1 for RAM. 8 GB for a server is most likely too much. It would be of more use for Windows Virtual PC if you want to test applications or OSes. If I could get past other problems I could start using mine with 8 GB, 3 for Vista 32 Ultimate as guest. I got one Ultimate Win 7 for this future use. Without multitasking etc the extra RAM won't do any good and can cause problems with virtual memory.