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Ok so i got this old laptop which has only got (and supports as well) 2GB of DDR-667 memory. I have also confirmed this from the crucial website.

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=X51L&Cat=RAM

But is it possible for me to install an additional 2GB of memory? I read on this yahoo page that it often is possible but its hit miss. Can i know for sure before i purchase it so that i wont waste my money?

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080517055905AAzB5nM
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You can't know for sure and I'm pretty sure they would have it locked down to 2GB. However it may be possible so if you want to spend say $20 on more RAM that might not work then go ahead. But note that you may lose your money.
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I dont think that would be possible but it doesnt hirt to try. You can also always send the purchased memory back.

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How do you mean, i can return it? To the shop i purchased it from, or back to the manufacturer? Is there a policy in effect for my case?
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Dont know about a return but I have heard of more than the stated max working before.....It's a gamble of course, but if its cheap and you like to take chances go for it tongue.gif
    
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You cant install more memory than the max amount supported since your motherboard wont be able to recognize it.
It will prolly only pick up the amount supported if you do install more. I wouldn't try even if you have too much money on your hand tongue.gif It will NOT work since the mobo will only read the max.
But yeah if someone can prove me wrong I'd be happy to see it, but yeah I wouldn't try since it will most likely not work.
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