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.
http://www.offtek.co.uk/product.php?manuname=Sony&maincat=1&subcat=1&model=Vaio+PCG-GRX516MD

but at crucial, they say only 512-
http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listparts.aspx?model=VAIO%20PCG-GRX500%20Series

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

what do you guys think?

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Answered by jbennet 1,618 in a post from

you installed vista!!!??!!

vista is slow, even on 1gb

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Answered by jbennet 1,618 in a post from

dont install vista

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

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Answered by jbennet 1,618 in a post from

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

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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?!

thanks

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 .
http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/sony-Vaio_PCG_GRX516MD-laptop-3-nd2.htm

then this site shows up to 1 gig ,so i think you could buy 2x512 and give it a try .
http://www.upgradecomputermemory.com/ram.cfm/memory/S/Sony-VAIO/Sony-Notebooks-VAIO-PCG-Series/VAIO-GRX-PCG-GRX-Series-Notebook/VAIO-PCG-GRX516MD/

get them here for only 23$ each plus shipping .ii buy from this site here in canada .mostly used but work great .
http://www.bitsmore.com/

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