Can an ASUS g51VX laptop support 8GB RAM?

Hello,

I have an ASUS g51vx laptop. The specs are described in this link http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/asus-g51vx-x3a-core/4507-3121_7-33858071.html?tag=mncolBtm;rnav

I am considering upgrading my laptop RAM from 4GB (2 x 2GB) to 8GB (2 x 4GB). Upon looking at the specs however, it is saying that my RAM has a "maximum capacity" of 4GB only. I also checked the specs for my chipset http://ark.intel.com/chipset.aspx?familyID=35515 and it is saying that it can support up to 8GB of RAM. Before I buy the RAM sticks I want to make sure that my laptop will support it. Will it detect 8 GB of RAM? Any ideas?
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  1. According to Asus it supports up to 4GB http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=0rtKwgmuen69jiqw
  2. Run the crucial scan. www.crucial.com - Download and it should be able to tell you if your laptop motherboard will handle that amount of RAM or not.
  3. Thanks for the replies :) Im just curious as to what actually will hinder my system from recognizing 8 gigs of RAM? The chipset is able to support it.
  4. Asus might have a BIOS limitation! Maybe a conversation with their tech support can clarify that (not that I am hopeful that you get any sense out of them)
  5. I wouldn't waste my time with tech support lol. Their only goal is to get you to buy more of their products. :(

    If say there is a BIOS limitation, is there a way to bypass this?
  6. j0n4z said:
    I wouldn't waste my time with tech support lol. Their only goal is to get you to buy more of their products. :(

    If say there is a BIOS limitation, is there a way to bypass this?



    Did you ever figure this out?
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