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Old 05-16-2011, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, anyone upgraded ram in VGN-FW46GJ past the recommended 4gb in the specs? Saw somewhere on the net that it would go to 8gb, ie, 2 x 4gb modules, but can't find confirmation on Sony site. (Apols if this should be in a current thread, but couldn't find any similar - be kind to the TF newbie

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Old 05-16-2011, 10:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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According to this: Sony*VAIO Laptop*VGN-FW46GJ/B Memory Ram Upgrade - 100% Compatibility Guaranteed at MrMemory.co.uk

The max is 8GB. You need 800Mhz.

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Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Memory, Laptop Memory, DDR2 800 (PC2 6400), 8GB (2 x 4GB)

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Old 05-17-2011, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah thanks, that's the site I saw it on, but the question is will the os recognise all 8gb, as Sony's specs say max is 4gb!! Any thoughts? Tks.
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Depends if it is 32 bit or 64 bit operating system. Since the hardware can support 8gb the limitation at this point is the OS. What are you running? 32 bit can only address 3.5 GB of RAM, if you are running 64 bit you can address all 8 GB.
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Thanks, that's definitely helpful, will check.
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