tx2z and tx2500z both support 8gb RAM?

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  1. sandock

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    acording to the posts that i've seen here, the tx2z is exactly the same as the tx2500z except for the new multitouch feature. does that mean that the tx2500z also supports upto 8GBs of RAM?
     
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    yes, if you have a 64-bit OS then you can use more than 3~3.5 GB of RAM (32-bits can't use all of it)
     
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    Do they support 8GB??
    The official said up to 4GB.
    Any one tested?

    I did some search on http://shop.kingston.com/:
    KVR800D2S6/4G 4GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 SODIMM $434.00
    KVR800D2S6K2/8G 8GB 800MHz DDR2 Non-ECC CL6 SODIMM (Kit of 2) $867.00

    Almost another laptop...
     
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    wow, that would be expensive going up to 8GB. I don't think many people would even bother testing, not even HP. DDR3 will probably become mainstream before 4GB DDR2 sticks become anywhere near affordable.
     
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    Someone has offered me 8gb of ram at $220. I know about 64bit. I want to know if the tx2500z can accept the RAM. It is much more affordable now, so I wonder if anyone else has tested this configuration...

    There does appear to be 1 review on newegg, with the same module kit, g.skill dddr2 pc2-667... but I want more than 1 review to guide me.

    Thanks.
     
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    actually the max the tx2500z can take is 4gb, while the newer tx2z can take 8gb (probably a new motherboard)
     
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    have you personally tested this? i could see the tx2500z supporting 8gb, since pretty much everything is the same about both (like you can get the same processors, hard drive sizes, and they both have the same graphics).
    not many people need 8gb anyway, but i suppose it's nice to know.
     
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    actually its was in press release that i first heard that the tx2z was supporting 8gb

    (which is one of the choices in the HP website, if you customize it there)
    while in the tx2500z has only 4gb as the biggest available choice
    (although a bios update can change this)
    for now pretty much every website states the tx25xx series with the max amount of RAM of 4gb
    and according to the manuals listed here
    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01634627.pdf (tx2500)
    and here
    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01655860.pdf (tx2z)
    specifically says 8gb for tx2z
    and 4 for the tx2500
     
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    How would changing the BIOS settings allow for more memory? Is the 4GB limit on the tx2500 an artificial cap? I ask because I thought the cap on RAM was a motherboard issue.

    And could I change the limit myself, or is that HP's business? I'd love to add more than 4GB and get rid of the page file once and for all. Even with 4GB, I'm still hesitant!
     
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    it can be a hardware or bios limitation, at this point until someone can disassemble the bios files noone cant really say for sure..:(
    and yes they left us with not alot of options in the bios (well at least they gave us a way to turn on AMD-V/Virtualization which is the only way anyone can run V-XP)...;)
     
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