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Windows 7: RAM limit? Any other performance mods?


16 Jan 2010   #1

7 Pro x64
 
 
RAM limit? Any other performance mods?

I have an old laptop that I installed Windows 7 Professional 32bit on. I know it (32bit) can't use more than 3GB of RAM but I want to be sure the hardware can actually handle the additional RAM. It's currently running 2x512MB (DDR). I'd like to pick up some 1GB cards or even a 2GB card. How do I know if my hardware will recognize it? Or does it matter??

Also, I realize that it would be more effort than it's worth to try and replace the MB/Processor but are there any other modifications I can do to get this running better? It already has a 7200RPM hard drive.

As always, any help would be appreciated!

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16 Jan 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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16 Jan 2010   #3

7 Pro x64
 
 

It's a different computer...a Vaio VGN-FS660w. Thanks for the link though. I looked it up and it says max is 1GB. To clarify, they mean 1GB total?...not per slot?

Sony Vaio VGN-FS660W Memory Upgrades - 100% Compatible Sony Vaio VGN-FS660W RAM Memory
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16 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It's 1GB total.
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