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maximum memory for Sony PCG-GRV516G laptop : why sony said 512 MB and no 1GB?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Gilles Vollant, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Hello
    A relative has a Sony PCG-GRV516G laptop.

    This laptop is based on Intel Brookdale i845MZ (which support 1 GB of
    memory) and CPU is Intel Pentium 4

    When the computer was made (3 year ago), Sony said maximum memory was 512
    MB. All other laptop at the same tyme supported 1 GB.

    There is 2 DDR sodimm support. Actually both contain 256 MB DDR PC2100
    module

    Do you known why this laptop cannot support 512 MB module ?
    Do you think this is only "paper" limitation and I can try a 512 MB module?


    notebook is described here
    ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/Manuals/Notebooks/GRV/GRV500/GRV516G_T_UK.pdf
    ftp://ftp.vaio-link.com/pub/Manuals/Notebooks/GRV/GRV500/GRV516G_S_UK.pdf
     
    Gilles Vollant, Jan 20, 2007
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  2. Gilles Vollant

    paulmd Guest

    That is an awfully low limit for such a fast processor. Nonetheless,
    many machines have historically come 'pre-crippled.' if you already
    have a 512mb ddr sodimm, you might as well try. It seems a waste, to
    spend money to find out, though.
     
    paulmd, Jan 21, 2007
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