It’s a deal with a lower part here, not the OS. Forums New posts Search forums. However, I searched and found there are users installed 4gb in their laptops, and moreover, dmidecode -t 16 code in my Linux returns this output: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Amount of Ram that a computer can handle depends on: Different brands may also give you different results.

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It’s not even a problem of bit addressing, so having PAE won’t help. Intel refers to these processors as tray or OEM processors. I’d rather have 4 GBs dual channel than 3GB single channel Clear queue Compare 0.

Please contact system vendor for more information on specific products or systems. All information provided is subject to change at any time, without notice. Thermal Design Power TDP represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. How reliable is the “GL or GM” detection with the latest version of the program 0. I just so happen to be one of these people.

Without discussing any further, you need to rule that possibility out and BE sure that both your ram chips are good.

GL960/GM965 Detection (GPU-Z 0.7.2)?

The information herein is provided “as-is” and Intel does not make any representations or warranties whatsoever regarding accuracy of the information, nor on the product features, availability, functionality, or compatibility of the products listed. It’d be interesting to see what you get.


Putting in 3 GB is a bad idea because motherboards are designed to take even numbers of identical memory cards. In that scenario, the situation that you are describing would be perfectly possible: Hi guys, I’ve been extensively trying to figure out if my laptop has a GL or GM chipset, based on what sources I’ve used and what theories I’ve concluded gp960 myself especially considering the hardware in my machine.

IntelĀ® 82GL Graphics and Memory Controller Product Specifications

I suppose its possible that the chipset could address 3GB, but not 4GB. Used for end of life products.

The only other possibility, swap the cpu and see if it’s stable at ‘Real C2D’ speeds would require someone to desolder the cpu and either drop a replacement or socket the motherboard, neither of which would be cheap, or prudent, and likely wouldn’t help in this particular instance anyhow.

I have no clue what’s going on. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Not Provided Number Of Devices: Second in the list are drivers. You can put 4 GB in your computer.

Joined Apr 21, Messages 4, 1. System Board Or Motherboard Use: Yes, my password is: There are also many softwares which can give you this information like CPU-Z. Taxes and shipping, etc. It might work, but might not, if some people on forums say they have 4 GB in that notebook model, then ask them which product number and RAM manufacturer they put in it, some RAMs might be compatible but some might not.


NdMk2o1o Jul 31, I could always attempt it but I have to disassemble my laptop and if there are no guarantees then is there a point? However, I searched and found there are users installed 4gb in their laptops, and moreover, dmidecode -t 16 code in my Linux returns this output:.

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I wouldn’t say lying, there probably are chips that are weaker than yours also some specs comes from the laptop manufacturersand what you are describing is called binning. System Memory Error Correction Type: Joined Apr 6, Messages 4 0.

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