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Topic # 26852 5-Oct-2008 20:51
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I'm getting sick of my copy of Vista (32 bit) running on my laptop maxing out of memory (I've got 3GB), I know that if I upgraded to 4GB some of that wouldn't be used (I don't know exactly what my video memory is but let's say 500MB).  That means that upgrading to 4GB will probably not have much effect.  I'm thinking if I upgraded to 4GB, and went to Vista 64bit, then I'd have one more GB to play with. 

Of course the biggest problem is finding all the drivers for my Toshiba.  Has anyone tried this?  It's not worth upgrading the whole laptop as it's only a few months old, so what are my chances of getting a working system with Vista 64?

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Reply # 169183 5-Oct-2008 20:55
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Upgrading to 4GB will require 64 bit - and check that your BIOS actually supports it. If you keep Windows Vista 32 bit your laptop will only see 3GB.

If the laptop is just a few months old you should be able to find the drivers. Most of the times old drivers will work fine, just need to be signed - and even this requirement can be disabled with a MSCONFIG option.

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  Reply # 169185 5-Oct-2008 21:09
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I have a toshiba p200 64-bit  runs like a charm, got the drivers from the toshiba website.

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