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Old 01-06-2009, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default hp pavilion dv9000 + 4gigs ram = will it work

i need to upgrade the ram on my laptop. i currently have 512x2 sticks of ram in it from the factory. im running vista home premium. i want to know if i can run 4 gigs of ram in it.

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If you're running a 32 bit OS, it's useless. Your computer won't use more than 2, MAYBE 2.5GB.
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thats exactly what i needed to know. i will be upgrading to 64bit if needed, also i think i read somewhere that i have to get a bios update for it to use 4 gigs. any thoughts on that?
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Trust me, it's more trouble than it's worth. Throw 2GB in there and you will see a big difference. You won't even notice a large increase in speed unless you're using a lot of memory intensive applications.
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cool i guess i will save myself 25 bucks and just go with the 2gigs then. any ideas on a good brand?
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Kingston, Corsair, OCZ..

Anything that isn't value RAM will do you good.
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If you're running a 32 bit OS, it's useless. Your computer won't use more than 2, MAYBE 2.5GB.
Dont you mean 3, maybe 3.5?
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Dont you mean 3, maybe 3.5?
Won't USE, not recognize.
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Why's that? You can modify your boot.ini file to let programs use more than two GB, AFAIK.
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Why's that? You can modify your boot.ini file to let programs use more than two GB, AFAIK.
Is it really worth it for performance he won't even notice? Maybe a second, or two?
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