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Just wondering if I can upgrade my ASUS F5RL M/B to 3Gb or even 4Gb RAM as Vista uses a lot. Thanks

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The manufacturer states a maximum of 2 Gb of RAM for your laptop. And if you have a 32-bit version of windows it may only recognize up to 3 Gb, even if you put in 4 Gb. I would recommend not using more than 2 Gb, as this is what Asus recommends, though I've seen laptops such as yours work just fine with more. You know it would work fine with 2... anything more would be taking a chance that it may not remain stable while operating. So it's up to you if you want to try. If it mysteriously re-boots with 4 installed it won't actually hurt the machine. It's just annoying when it suddenly dies and re-starts while you're using it, and then you'll need to remove one of the mem. cards to bring it back down to 2.

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