I'm looking to buy a custom laptop, and was wondering if there is a manufacturer that makes laptops with these specs:
Intel QuadCore capable (1333MHz FSB)
4gb DDR3 ram @ >= 1066MHz
I looked all around, including sager, but they stop at DDR2@800Mhz for the ram.
One other small question regarding the amount of ram installed: winndows vista is needed to recognize 4GB of ram, but only the 64bit version. If I get a quad core intel cpu, will the 4GB still be entirely recognized?
First, why do you need DDR3 ram? It gives very little performance boost over ddr2, and in a laptop, ram speed is usually the last thing to worry about.
The type of CPU you have has nothing to do with the amount of RAM windows will recognize. Most 64-bit Operating Systems can recognize up to 128GB of ram. You will need one to use all of your 4GB of ram, and for that I recommend Vista 64bit. I'd recommend it even if you didn't have 4GB of ram, anyway.