I have a server running sbs 2008 server. The board is a DQ965GF. I am using 6gb ram at this time and the system keeps maxing that out. The server is running Exchange server and sql server. The ram is via 2 stick of 2gb each and 2 sticks of 1gb each. Thinking of buying more 2gb sticks or possibly 4gb sticks to obtain a total ram of either 8gb or up to 16gb. WIll this work? See the board compatibility at http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dq965gf/sb/CS-025978.htm
When I read that, it seems to indicate that I can only run a total of 4gb of ddr2 800mhz, but I am currently running more than that and when I launch task manager and watch the "performance" tab, it shows 5.21 gb in use. So, the question, can I put in more than 4gb of ddr2 800mhz and if I can, how much should I put in? It was running with 4 sticks of 1gb each for a total of 4gb, and I put in two sticks of 2gb, now total ram is 6gb and it did help performace. Wondering if I go to 8gb or 12 gb if I will notice any more performance improvement. The server was very sluggish on Monday and adding the extra 2 gb ram seemed to help.