Releasing extra RAM

  wrg 16:38 08 Mar 2008

I had a previous post concerning upgrading my laptop from 2gb ram to 4gb. I understand that 32bit Vista systems will not address the whole 4gb, but I am aware you can do something to release this extra. Currently showing 3.25gb. Haveing read links etc it seems that in order to do this the cpu has to be able to address 64bit something or other. I know there is a way to get my system to recognise the full 4gb. Can my laptopn do this. I currently have a HP DV6710ea. It has AMD Turion(tm)64 x 2 mobile technology TL-60. Manufacturer : Mainboard details are as follows. Quanta
Product : 30CF
Version : 85.24
Serial Number : None1
Support MP : Yes, 2 CPU(s)
Version MPS : 1.4

Chassis Information :
Manufacturer : Quanta
Type : Notebook
Version : N/A
Serial Number : None
Asset : Unspecified

On-Board Device Information :
Device : 64 (Video)
Embedded Controller : Yes

Slots Information :
Slot PCI-Express : Available (64-bit) 5.0v, 3.3v
Slot PCI-Express : Available (64-bit) 5.0v, 3.3v

  skidzy 20:09 08 Mar 2008

I think you are referring to Physical Address Extension ..its just not worth the hassle.
Some reading for you and pretty well explained click here

  wrg 09:45 09 Mar 2008


Many thanks, will stick with 3gb.

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