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Old 01-16-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default Question about adding RAM to my laptop.

Hey guys, im new to the forum and I have a question!

I have a 27 inch Imac that I am upgrading the RAM in from the stock 4gb to 12gb with two 4gb OWC RAM cards.

That got me thinking. I could upgrade my laptop too. Here is where the questions come in! lol

I have a Toshiba Satellite L675-S7044. It comes with 4gb of RAM.

The laptop has Windows 7 home premium, so I should be good (in theory) to go all the way up to 16gb of RAM. (if they had 8gb cards for my model)

I plan on just adding one more 4gb card to the laptop for now since I plan on getting a macbook pro within a year.

But when I look in the computers specs, it says I have 4gb of RAM but only 3.80GB usable.

I just want to make sure if I add another 4gb card, the computer will use it and not be stuck at only 3.80GB usable due to something else I have not accounted for. . . . If that makes sense???

As you can tell, I am new to the whole "upgrading thing".

Thanks guys!!!!!

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Old 01-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Question about adding RAM to my laptop.

On x64, you should be able to go up to 16GB.

Source: Microsoft

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: Question about adding RAM to my laptop.

the laptop's maximum RAM is 8GB

Source: Toshiba's spec sheet
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