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    OCZ Reach Out To Mainstream Laptop Users With New Memory Modules

    OCZ Technology have renewed their commitment to offering performance and quality to mainstream users, through the release of their PC2-5400 2GB SODIMM modules recently.

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    Laptops are becoming quiet powerful lately, might be worth looking into getting one to game with cause of the money you can save with electricity...

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    Do many laptops actually support 2GB memory modules?

    Any that i've looked at closely state a maximum of 2GB using 1GB modules.

    I'm going to be replacing my latop in the summer and it will probably come with 2GB already installed, but taking that up to 4GB would be great, especialy for Photoshop and LightRoom on Vista.

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    As far as I know my laptop only supports up to 2x1gb Sticks, but I would think the new 64bit Core2Duos would be able to support it.

    Though if I'm honest, XP Pro, 2Ghz CoreDuo & 2GB of Ram flies. Certainly copes with anything short of heavy photoshop work

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    Just had a look on Crucial for upgrade uptions for the Asus R1F

    Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*
    *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
    Which makes it seem that 2GB per module might work, but not officially supported.

    With Vista being more memory hungry, and laptops becoming more powerful, it's only a matter of time we start to see laptops with 4GB or more.

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    Looks like 2GB modules are available through them as well, but they are almost 3x the cost of 2x1GB modules

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    Amazing what you find when you start looking. Corsair do them too, and Scan sell them Same horific pricing though
    Last edited by Funkstar; 12-05-2007 at 03:59 PM.

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    According to that article which seems to have the right figures vista 32 bit editions can't support 4 gigs of ram. Perhaps even if a laptop does support 4 gigs of ram its more relevant to people using vista x64?

    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000811.html
    Last edited by digit; 12-05-2007 at 09:03 PM.

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    Yes you can, just add /PAE as a startup switch.

    Individual processes can't get more than 2GB with 32bit code, but thats fine. And with Vistas better memory management and caching, having 4GB in there should be a bit of a boost.

    According to the Intel 945GM spec sheet, the chipset can handle up to 4GB of memory. So either the laptop manufacturers are limiting the memory for some reason, or they just haven't tested 2GB modules. Rather like when you see a motherboard that states it can only handle up to 500GB drives (for example). It's not that 1TB drives won't work, they just haven't plugged them in to test yet.

    It's just a shame that it would be a £360 experiment to see of a laptop would work with these :/

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