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More than Manufactuer Max Memory on Sony Vaio?

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March 17, 2010 8:48:15 PM

I have a few year old Sony Vaio Notebook (VGN SZ320P). It's currently maxed out with 2GB ram (1gbx2, 200pin sodimm ddr pc2-5300). According to Sony's specs, that is the most ram it can carry. Is that a true max?

I'm wondering what would happen if i put in 4gb (2gb x 2). The notebook has a 2ghz Intel Core 2 T7200 CPU (Intel 945GM) and I'd like to try and push its performance a bit further before I go out and get a new box. The unit is running XP but i will upgrade it to windows 7 pro if i can add more ram. Its used for a lot of graphics related applications ...and the extra memory boost would be a nice improvement if possible. Anybody have any guidance or thoughts?

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March 17, 2010 10:45:17 PM

If you install 2GB x 2, you should at best see 2GB.
March 18, 2010 4:42:05 PM

that would be the max memory. the only other way to find out is to go to the sony website and see if there is a bios update that will increase the max to 4GB or more. but chances of that would be slim because it is usually a limitation of what the mobo can handle.