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ok Ive got Leopard 10.5.2 installed on a my Gateway M-6816 and question is, i can buy 4 gig RAM chips for it which would put 8gigs in the machine, WILL leopard use it? Or is it restricted to 4gig? Gateway says that XP only supports 3gig in 32bit or 4gig in 64bit..or is it restricted by the logic board its self? I would like to upgrade it to 8gigs and since they make a 4 gig chip for it, i techicly can put 8gigs in it...Any thoughts? here are the specs from gateway. Im still working on getting the wireless working along with the Audio and Power saving settings.

Processor Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor T5250

1.5 GHz | 2 MB L2 cache | 667 MHz FSB Chipset Intel® GM965 Display panel 15.4-inch Ultrabright™ WXGA TFT display (1280 × 800) Memory 2048 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2 × 1024)

Total slots: 2 DDR2 slots | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots Video controller Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

Up to 384 MB of Dynamic Video Memory Webcam 1.3 Megapixel Fingerprint reader No Audio High definition audio - 2 channel Hard drive 160 GB 5400 RPM SATA hard drive Optical drive 8X Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW with DVD-RAM Write maximum: 8X DVD +/-R, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 2X DVD-R DL, 2.4X DVD+R DL, 5X DVD-RAM, 24X CD-R and 16X CD-RW discs

Read maximum: 8X DVD-R/RW/ROM, 4X DVD+/-R DL, 5X DVD-RAM, 24X CD-R/RW/ROM discs


Modem Integrated V.92 56K modem Network 10/100 Ethernet LAN

802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Memory card reader 5-in-1

  • Memory Stick®
  • Memory Stick Pro®
  • Multimedia Card™
  • Secure Digital™
  • XD

MiniSD and RS-MMC (when used with adapter that is supplied with card)


I/O ports

  • Three - USB 2.0 ports
  • One - VGA port
  • RJ-11 port
  • RJ-45 port
  • Headphone jack
  • Microphone jack
  • One - Lock slot
  • Power input

Pointing device Touchpad with vertical scroll zone Expansion slot Expresscard® Type 54 Battery 6-cell Lithium-ion Dimensions 1 to 1.50-inches (H) × 14.00-inches (W) × 10-inches (D)

25 to 38.10 mm (H) × 355.60 mm (W) × 254.00 mm (D)

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vista 64 and xp64 dont see only 4gb.. they see as much as you can fit on the board. 32bit operating systems are cappped at 2.25gb. Leopard can have 32gb for sure.. i assume up to 64gb and beyond ram.

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