Installing more than specified RAM

August 12, 2009 at 08:16:25
Specs: Vista Ultimate, 1.66/2
Hi,
I have a laptop which came with Windows XP Media center and said in the manual max is 2GB of RAM.

I heard that 4GB and more will be supported only if the OS is 64 bit. I am currently using Vista 64bit. Can I upgrade the RAM to 4GB or more on my current laptop?

I am using a HP dv9040 laptop

Thank You!!

Gopala Dandu


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#1
August 12, 2009 at 08:30:08
The motherboard, not the operating system, is the deciding factor in how much RAM you may install without harming the computer.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#2
August 12, 2009 at 09:57:56
thank you!

Thank You!!

Gopala Dandu


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#3
August 12, 2009 at 10:12:54
You're welcome :-)

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
September 4, 2009 at 10:55:22
After going through several articles I found that my CPU is a 64bit.

So, now I have a 64bit CPU and 64bit OS. Can I install 4GB or more memory?

Manual says 2GB is max but I think that is because it came with a 32bit OS. Please let me know if I have the required hardware now or do I still have stick with manufacturer limit.


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#5
September 4, 2009 at 12:11:26
Pay attention! The motherboard determines how much RAM can be used, NOT the version of Windows. You laptop suports a max total of 2GB, 1GB per slot...that's it!

http://www.crucial.com/store/listpa...


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