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Topic # 111122 24-Oct-2012 21:09 Send private message

My netbook is turning to a dog.

I was going to throw 8Gb of ram into it until I discovered that it won't help as Win7Starter only supports 2Gb.

So, I want to know if I can do an upgrade and if that will then let me add more ram or if everything will just come off the rails?

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  Reply # 705952 24-Oct-2012 21:25 Send private message

No reason why you cant upgrade if you want to. Will be fine and might even seem a bit faster if everything is to be believed about windows 8, hopefully drivers will all work and if not, you should be able to use win 7 drivers if needed.

On the ram side though, you can only put 2gb in any atom netbook. It is a hardware limitation independent of OS.
http://ark.intel.com/products/55637/Intel-Atom-Processor-N570-(1M-Cache-1_66-GHz)

Lots of people had had reasonable results with 2GB ram and a cheap ssd though.

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