Thanks for the reply. I wonder if say, 6gb of the 8gb, can readily be used with the processor of this laptop. Just strange why HP would make the laptop (non-upgradeable processor unlike desktop) if it can't somehow use all the memory. My PC still freezes (2-4 secs) when I try and open multiple programs but regains faster than when purchased new 2 weeks ago with 3gbs ram.
However, it does have 64bit operating system...which, for these simple reasons, I thought 8gbs could or may be used somewhat readily available when multi tasking with the help of some tweak out there in cyberspace.
Any informative possible links or tweaks to try, both ears open.