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Jarod Wilson wrote:
> The only laptop I *know* supports more than 4GB are the latest MacBook
> Pros..., because I've seen 6GB kits for them (apparently, 8GB still isn't
> doable, probably due to space needed for the larger DIMM). But
> theoretically, any laptop with the same chipset should be able to
> support the same... I think that's about as much help as I can (try to)
> be.

> Heavy virt is about the only reason I'd need more than 4GB for a laptop.
> I've actually got many kvm guests installed on mine, but I rarely run
> more than 2 or 3 at a time, so w/each allocated 512M, the 4GB I've got
> in my laptop is more than enough.
>> 2. Even if the manufacturer doesn't claim support for > 4 GB, the 
>> ability to support higher density memory chips is often just a matter of 
>> a BIOS change. The problem is that BIOS updates to support hardware 
>> beyond what was shipped is less likely in a notebook.
> --jarod
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