More than 2GB in R1F?

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  1. ChrisC

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    Has anyone tried putting more than 2GB in an R1F? Does the machine recognize it under Vista or XP?
     
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    Under XP and Vista, a user can only see 3 GB of memory. The motherboard will take 4 GB ( 2x2GB) of memory. That said, 2GB chips are VERY expensive. Like about 6x more expensive than a 1 GB stick.
     
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    Correct...
    Unless you have 'pots' of cash to spare, 4GB is a level most can only dream of.
     
  4. ChrisC

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    OK, but at least it's possible. I just wanted to be sure that it's upgradeable, in a year or so, when memory should hopefully be cheaper.
     
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    The 2 gig ram sticks just aren't worth it yet. Instead just max it out with 2 gigs of ram + a 2 gig SDRAM. Vista's Readyboost feature uses that to speed things up. I just got it yesterday and notice a big difference in system speed, plus it's inexpensive.
     
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    But not an option for non-vista machines sandwalker.
     
  7. chinesefireball121

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    True for XP and and 32 bit Vista. Although under 64 bit Vista how much RAM the OS can recognise is dependent on the version you have:
    Home Basic - 8GB
    Home Premium - 16GB
    Business, Enterprise, Ultimate: 128GB
     
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    That's just the software limitations chinesefireball121.
    What you have to consider is also the Processor's limitation, which is the deciding factor here.
     
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    Of course. I was just pointing out that Vista isn't limited to using 3GB of RAM as was suggested. It is as you say, the motherboard is the limiting factor.
     
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    Have you tried it yourself? Or can any dealer or tech-expert verify this?

    I am asking because most tech specs on the net say max 2GB, but I do not really see a reason for this.
     
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