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Old 09-16-2008, 04:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default updating ram, will i be able to get the full 4gb?


Just bought a toshiba a300 which comes with 2gb ram and 64bit capable procesor and i saw written on the cd that came with it that it was 'vista home premium 64-bit', so i went along and ordered another 2gb of ram (hasnt arrived yet).

I went onto computer properties and it said 'vista home premium 32-bit' is this gonna limit my ram to 3gb?

if i will be limited, Can i upgrade to 64-bit from the cd that came with it?

also, I just downloaded cpuz and it said my max ram frequency is 333mhz, but the stick of ram in the laptop says 667mhz, whats up with that? The stick i ordered is 667mhz, will it back-compatiable if the ram in the laptop is actually 333mhz?


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Default Re: updating ram, will i be able to get the full 4gb?

No you can't update Windows to 64-Bit. You would have to do a complete reinstall. Windows will only see 3GB until you use a 64-Bit version.

When RAM says it's 667MHz it runs at 333MHz x 2. That number is fine.


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You'll just have to wait and see. My Dell only sees 3.25gb of ram no matter what version of Vista I tried.
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Default Re: updating ram, will i be able to get the full 4gb?

For a 64 bit os you will have to reinstall everything. As for the ram, a 32 bit OS will only recognize 3.5 gig of ram.

You should also check your system limitations - as i see the a300 can only hold/support 4 gig.
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