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Windows 7: Toshiba satellite a660 only 8gb ram????

02 Aug 2012   #1
bundy7au

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
Toshiba satellite a660 only 8gb ram????

I am looking at upgrading my toshiba satellite a660 the manual says only 8gb can be installed is this a main board issue or a bios issue or can I put in 16gb just curious


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02 Aug 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If the manual says only 8 GB is supported, then that's what you are limited to. The chipset usually determines the limits, but sometimes the mainboard manufacturer/computer manufacturer can limit the amount even further.
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02 Aug 2012   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bundy7au View Post
I am looking at upgrading my toshiba satellite a660 the manual says only 8gb can be installed is this a main board issue or a bios issue or can I put in 16gb just curious
This is a motherboard limitation. If you are using Windows 7 32 bit, only 4 GB can be used anyway. If you have 64 bit, you can put in more than 8 GB, but the motherboard just will not recognize it. I don't think it will do any harm. Having that much RAM is not going to benefit you much anyway. If you need more, check for a motherboard that handles more.
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02 Aug 2012   #4
bundy7au

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Yeah that's what I thought just was checking thought that maybe I could flash the bios if it was a manufacturer limit
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