System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom Build OS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1 CPU Intel Core i3-2120 3.30Ghz Motherboard Asus P8Z68-V LX Intel Z68 Socket H2 ATX Memory Kingston 4 GB DDR3 1333 mhz Graphics Card Zotac GeForce 9400 GT 512MB Sound Card Sound Blaster Audigy SE 24-Bit Monitor(s) Displays Samsung Sync Master 940 = 19 inch Screen Resolution 1440 X 900
Keyboard Microsoft Natural 4000 Mouse Microsoft Custom Optical 3000 PSU 500 watt Case NZXT Apollo - Silver with Clear Side Panel Cooling Three 120 mm Fans Hard Drives OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB Sata 3 SSD ==
Western Digital 160 GB Caviar Blue 7200 RPM ==
Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Green 7200 RPM == Internet Speed AT&T Fiber Optic Wireless Network Other Info 120 mm Blue LED Fan -- Three Blue LED Lazer Light Sticks
Computer type Laptop System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook PC OS Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64 CPU AMD E-450 APU (64-Bit) @ 1.65GHz Dual-Core Motherboard HP 3387 36.0A (Socket FT1) Memory 4GB DDR3 @ 676MHz Graphics Card AMD Radeon HD 6320 Graphics Sound Card Beats Audio - IDT High Definition Audio CODEC Monitor(s) Displays LCD HP Monitor Screen Resolution 1366 x 768 @ 60Hz
Keyboard Standard PS/2 Keyboard Mouse Synaptics TouchPad V 7.5/Logitech USB Wireless PSU Microsoft Composite Battery - ACPI Case HP Cooling HP Cool Sense Hard Drives 500GB - SATA Hitachi HTS547550A9E384 Internet Speed 24.0 Mbps Antivirus Microsoft Security Essentials Browser Opera Other Info NIC - Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter
Belkin Black Laptop Cooling Stand
And besides being notorious for hiding settings in the bios that home builders take for granted, OEM's (Dell, HP, etc) are also known for limiting the amount of ram as well.
Yes as to the Stated Amount of RAM the system can use. But if it has a chipset version that can handle more RAM then you can use more RAM. Case in point is Apple with there MBP line. Even with the newest models they state the system can only have 8GBs of RAM installed when the Intel chipset can have 16GBs. The reason behind this discrepancy is because at the time of Release there wasn't 8GBs modals available. But I have never seen the OEM actually Limiting the amount of RAM that can be installed if the chipset actually support it. It is just they haven't tested the system with that much RAM. No test No statement that it can support it.