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Maximum Amount Of RAM?

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Hi :)

I've got an old laptop, which is very slow. (I don't want to get a new one... not yet anyway) I've had a look on google and decided that adding RAM is the easiest, and cheapest, way to go about speeding it up... problem is though, the maximum amount of RAM is 128MB (I'm used to working with at least 512MB).

What I need answering is; how do you increase the maximum amount of RAM? Is the max. amount of RAM something to do with the processor, like how much the processor can handle or something like that. I asked one of my mates, who's a computer nerd and he said he didn't really know, but it might be something to do with the processor.

Your help is much apprieciated!!
Michael. :tazz:

Oh, and just one last thing... does anyone know whether there's a great deal of improvement in speed between 128MB of RAM and 512MB of RAM? (if that makes sense).
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Hi there

The maximum amount of ram a system can recognise is dependent on the bios, not the processor.
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Edited by pip22, 20 September 2005 - 01:37 PM.

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