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I am using a Samsung R730 laptop - http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/pc-peripherals/notebook-computers/essential/NP-RV711-A01UK-spec

It takes DDR3 RAM. I can't find any specific information on the motherboard, but in general, do you think it would be able to take a single 8 GB stick of DDR3 RAM? One 8GB stick is cheaper than two 4GB sticks.

I am running Windows 8 x64.

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If this website is to be trusted: expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/277690/samsung-r730/specifications. Then the max memory on your laptop is 4 Gig. And I think you can only use 2 Gig sticks.. – Ashtray Sep 4 '13 at 5:25
    
Yep, you can use 2 x 2GB sticks operating @1066MHz – Ashtray Sep 4 '13 at 5:29
    
@Alex OK, thanks. If you add that as an answer I'll set it as answered for you – rhughes Sep 4 '13 at 5:47
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According to multiple websites (here, here), your laptop motherboard supports up to 4 GB memory. You can only use 2 GB sticks (1066 MHz).

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