So, I've had my 6860 since the summer of '08, and it's actually held up fairly well for being a massive, gaming laptop from long ago. However, I've had a few problems, most notably the HDMI port breaking. I need to get a new one, and I have no idea where to get replacement motherboard components.
Other than that, though, I'm looking to upgrade my RAM. I know back in '08, everyone was saying that 2GB DDR2 sticks were the most that could be put into the laptop, but since then, manufacturers have made 4GB DDR2 sticks that operate under the same compliance(PC2-5300). Crucial's website says that the manufacturer only supports up to 4GB total, but I didn't know if that was some hardware/BIOS limitation, or if Gateway just didn't "support" anything larger.
So my only question, other than the HDMI port request, is, can I upgrade the RAM to 8GB? I've already used the search function, and have looked through FX topics to see if anyone had upgraded the RAM, and I saw two people recommend upgrading to 8GB, but no posts followed.