Increase RAM?

itsjinx

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My Sony Vaio VPCF127FX consists of:
- Windows 7 64bit
- Intel i7 CPU (740QM @1.73GHz)
- 8 GB RAM (full capacity)
- 500GB SSD Samsumg EVO(upgraded from original HDD)
- 16.4" screen size

Does anyone thing I CAN add more RAM, and if I can then SHOULD I add more RAM? I believe I only have 2 slots and each have 4GB DDR RAM, however I am wondering if I can put two 8GB faster/better RAM? If I can do that, does my machine and windows7 have the ability to use any of it?
 
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Did you go to crucial.com, punch in your laptop's model number, and see what they list as the max RAM?
 

2is

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What is it that you're trying to accomplish?
 
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Your mb is what limits the max ram to 8GB. You can not make use of any more.
 

J3S73R

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XabanakFanatik

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well technically it would be the cpu with that limitation?

http://ark.intel.com/products/49024/Intel-Core-i7-740QM-Processor-6M-cache-1_73-GHz

Max Memory Size 8 GB
I believe it's actually limited by the supporting chipset(s) and the maximum memory size available, and due to this might turn into a motherboard bios support issue.

When 16GB sticks of DDR4 came out, people got 128GB working on X99 when ARK says max memory for all the HW-E chips is 64GB.

Edit: In this thread someone tried putting 4x4GB sticks into a laptop with a 740QM and 4 slots, but the BIOS did not recognize more than 8GB total. It's probably the bios, IMO.
 
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whatever problems you are having with your laptop, i think the cause is the cpu, not the ram.
 

itsjinx

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Thanks for the replies - really appreciate it. The confusion with some replies is also my confusion - manufacturer states 8GB max but I have seen numerous times that it is not always the limit and people have used more than the recommended max. that's why I was curious if anyone thought I could use more ram
 

Maxima1

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Thanks for the replies - really appreciate it. The confusion with some replies is also my confusion - manufacturer states 8GB max but I have seen numerous times that it is not always the limit and people have used more than the recommended max. that's why I was curious if anyone thought I could use more ram
You probably didn't even need the i7 to begin with.
 

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