Is it possible to upgrade my Vaio to 1 gig of ram, even if Sony says it can only handle 512?
Its 4+ years old, and perhaps when it was built they probably didn't have higher capacity chips out.
It has 2 slots, and from this site it looks like i could get 2 512 boards, and they list it as 1gig max.

but at crucial, they say only 512-

a mate suggested trying 1 gig and updating the bios, if I can find one....

what do you guys think?

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you installed vista!!!??!!

vista is slow, even on 1gb

no xp performance edition....

dont install vista

its prettymuch unusable on 1gb (think xp on 256mb)

who said i installed vista?!

jeez, read man, im just asking can i upgrade to 1g instead of just 512?!


oh you said VAIO, i thaught you said vista, sorry im kinda dyslexic :P

hehe no worries.... now can i do the upgrade?! :D

he he no worries.... now can i do the upgrade?! :D

not likely ,but who am i to say for sure ,its been my experience that when a computer say it has a ram max it usually means it .
from your link above is this the excat model of your Viao. PCG-GRX516MD

yep, PCG-GRX516MD

yep, PCG-GRX516MD

the stats here show its only ram upgradeable to 512meg .

then this site shows up to 1 gig ,so i think you could buy 2x512 and give it a try .

get them here for only 23$ each plus shipping .ii buy from this site here in canada .mostly used but work great .

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