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The Mobile 4GB Memory Barrier: Broken!


It seems that, at long last, the 4GB mobile memory barrier is being broken. It turns out that certain Intel mobile chipsets do, actually, inofficially, support 2GBit chips and hence the 4GB memory modules needed for e.g. 8GB of RAM.

I just hope that support for more than 4GB of RAM will move into the mainstream sometime later this year, maybe when Intel releases their new mobile chipsets in the second half of 2008. I find it kind of strange having all 64bit Mobile Processor line-ups (Core 2 Duo and friends), yet still next to no support for actually employing that addressing power with physical memory, given the resource hoggishness of current operating systems and applications and their non-trivial working sets.

(Via Heise Newsticker.)