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I would love to see a video of uscgmatthew's ProBook 4530s....running Geekbench, playing a game, running Final Cut and/or Adobe PhotoShop Suite....etc.....


Also, folks are saying 16GB slows down Windows 7......how about Windows 8? Does it mess with that? I doubt I would be dual booting, but still a nice option to have if needed
 
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Is it possible to put 16gb ram into the pro book (officially they only support a maximum of 8gb)
I have a 4540s, with 16GB (2x8GB) of Crucial DDR3 1600 1.35V RAM working very well with Mavericks. Booted to desktop, with no other programs opened, Activity Monitor shows long periods of 99+% idle. The system behaves well apart from the odd Apple UI and sleep/resume works reliably. Occasionally, about 1 time in 6, a cold-start will fail to reach the log in page, or the keyboard will be unavailable when it does. I haven't noticed any other problems.

However, I just had some interesting experiences with the same hardware with Windows 7 (as provided by HP) and various flavours of Linux. It appears that various 32 bit linux distros run at full speed, just as Mavericks does. However, various 64 bit linux distros crawl.

My ProBook has an i5-3210M processor, and HTOP shows 20%-30% CPU usage for the 64 bit linux distros. For several of the 32 bit distros, the usage shows less than 2%. I haven't done exhaustive testing, and I didn't keep good track of which distros provided which results as I was exploring. All of the 64 bit linux show all 16GB of RAM. Some of the 32 bit ones are PAE enabled and show 16GB RAM, and ones that are not show less than 3GB.

Windows 7 64 bit shows all 16GB RAM, but usage did not smooth to less than ~10% average while I was willing to watch, and I don't know how to categorise it.

'uname -a' on my Hackintosh shows:
Code:
hackintosh: bret$ uname -a
Darwin bcwhackintosh 13.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0: Thu Sep 19 22:22:27 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2422.1.72~6/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
I take the 'x86_64' bit to mean it's a 64 bit build running in 64 bit mode, but someone can correct me if I'm mistaken.
 

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'uname -a' on my Hackintosh shows:
Code:
hackintosh: bret$ uname -a
Darwin bcwhackintosh 13.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0: Thu Sep 19 22:22:27 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2422.1.72~6/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64
I take the 'x86_64' bit to mean it's a 64 bit build running in 64 bit mode, but someone can correct me if I'm mistaken.
Yes, OS X since ML is 64-bit only. (Lion and SL can run 32-bit or 64-bit, but 64-bit is the default).
 
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