Sony :: Vaio Z Bios + 8gb Ram
Any of you with a successful 8GB RAM upgrade?
If so please state BIOS version and which generation Z are you sporting?
I have a 1st Gen Z with Win7 and BIOS R2170M3; is that upgradable to 8GB?
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