Thank you all for this info!! It's very helpful. I will return to the IT people and clarify this. They gave me the impression that no laptop could handle more than 3GB. I'm really much more efficient with a laptop as I'm also my kids "chauffeur" so, I'm always on the move and would like/need to have the most souped up gadget I can, while still in the company's budget.
Orly. ________________________________ From: Art Campbell [mailto:art.campb...@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2009 4:13 PM To: Fred Ridder Cc: jim.pinkham at voith.com; Orly Zimmerman; framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: FM crashing upon attempt to create PDF - 3Qs Fred's correct, but I did notice that things changed slightly with W7. W7 32 seems to be able to address about 3.6 or so of RAM -- I'd have to check to get an exact figure, but it was a nicely larger chunk on my 4G system. Art Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com<mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com> "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc at hotmail.com<mailto:docudoc at hotmail.com>> wrote: Jim Pinkham wrote: > Orly, on the notebook point, please clarify. Did IT tell you the one > that you have cannot be upgraded beyond 2 GB? That may well be accurate. > However, there are notebooks currently in stores that have 6 GB of RAM. But it should also be noted that only 3GB of memory can be accessed directly if you are running a 32-bit version of Windows. It is pointless to have more than 3GB of RAM (even if your system can physically and electrically accommodate it) unless you are running a 64-bit Windows version. But going from 2GB to 3GB can make a significant difference in performance. -FR _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com<mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com>. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers at lists.frameusers.com>. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com<mailto:framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com> or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com<mailto:listadmin at frameusers.com>. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.