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How can we be sure that the Desktop or Notebook we buy will support 4GB fully even with a 64bit version of Windows 7?

How can we be sure that the Desktop or Notebook we buy will support 4GB fully even with a 64bit version of Windows 7?

I just found that even 64 bit version of Windows 7, if on some computer whose BIOS doesn't support it, then we are back to 3.25GB RAM limitation... back to the old days of 32 bit...

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Guest [Entry]

"The 3rd party memory manufacturers have vast databases about memory types, capacities and configurations for pretty much every mainstream PC and motherboard. If you look your machines up in there it should say what the maximum memory capacity of the machine is, along with any caveats for that system.

For example Kingston have one here: http://www.kingston.com/branded/default.asp (start by picking the manufacturer from the drop down on the right hand side)."
Guest [Entry]

"Look for a machine with a logo saying Compatible with Windows 7.

Microsoft provide a scout to help you select or check a proposed purchase."