In Windows sure enough the operating system will only use 16 of the 32GB it sees, but thats because its Windows 7 HP. I don't own a license key for ultimate.
In short, ASUS underrates the G74's max memory supported specs.
Last edited by fostert; 12-24-2011 at 09:05 PM.
Wow that is awesome fostert!
ASUS just makes the laptops, they don't know what they are capable of haha
16gb is plenty for me right now, plus I use Windows 7 HP. If I ever have the urge I will upgrade to 32gb and Windows 7 Ultimate!
Will Windows 7 Pro allow use of the whole 32GB or only the Ultimate version?
Awesome, Microsoft gave me a serial number to upgrade to Pro for free, after spending literally 8 hours on the telephone with their support department helping them to try to figure out what went wrong with my old desktop computer and the Windows update system.
Now, I just have to wait until it comes on sale somewhere and makes 32GB affordable, I saw some 8GB sticks at $75 ea., but didn't really feel like spending $300.00 at the moment to upgrade to 32GB, especially so soon after spending the cash to buy this laptop.
Anyway thanks, there has to be a first person in situations like these. Much appreciated.
At NCIX those Corsair 8GB sticks (1333MHz, 9-9-9-24) have dropped in price by 35% in the past few weeks (!!), so I'm sure they are on their way down even further in the next few. Wise to wait if you don't need them right away. Eventually though I'm sure 32GB will be dirt cheap and beckon loudly at many G74 owner's doorsteps!
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