Originally Posted by boomheadshot45
Just out of curosity baked, why would you need 4 GB of RAM?
The answer is virtualisation, which is my reason for wanting the machine in the first place - so I can run multiple instances of Windows and Linux simultaneously while also being able (with a bit of effort, obviously) to lug the machine around ... XP, with a number of large-ish applications running needs about 1GiB (and probably more - the instance I'm using right now is thrashing its brains out). Vista is reportedly much heavier - let's say 1 to 1.5, but I'm still to test this. So with Windows running simultaneously with a couple of instances of Linux - one hosting and the other doing the real work (including some memory hog applications and servers) - we're running out of space in 2GiB. Now, the next step up is 4GiB, which should be straightforward with a 64bit OS. This issue is that I'm not totally happy with the concept of paying exorbitant prices for 4GiB of RAM (which I specifically confirmed with my vendor was available, a situtation which they tell me they specifically confirmed with their supplier) only to have 2.8 accessible when it comes time to take delivery. Of course I could switch the memory hog, suspend Windows when it's not being used and resume when necessary, but that's only slightly better than dual-boot, and there is still something rather frustrating about having one third of the available (expensive) RAM inaccessible. So my hope, and suspicion, is that there is a hardware bug in some versions of this machine, and that Clevo has a fix, probably through BIOS upgrades (to hoist the relevant RAM) and maybe the addition of a track (or tracks) to the address bus, which would explain the new version of the motherboard mentioned in a previous post. I expect that Clevo would would see this as a problem that they would fix as quickly as possible, to maintain reputation and sales, as 2GiB memory sticks become available and customers start raise their expectations. My question is, does anyone have any evidence that Clevo is addressing the problem? Does anyone have a machine where the BIOS does recognize 4GiB? - B.