No, s/he can't! If a motherboard supports a 64 bit CPU, there is no choice but to have a memory architect that also supports 64bit.Fixer, could you state a source that would support your statement about RAM modules that can only handle a 32-bit OS even if the processor supports 64?
Most laptops aren't thick enough to use standard RAM sockets that hold the modules perpendicular to the motherboard. The modules need to lie flat or almost flat in order to fit. Most of the laptop motherboards I've seen don't have the RAM directly on the motherboard. They use a daughterboard with a different type of socket to deal with the space constraints. They also use RAM modules that are a smaller form factor. Those kluge boards you referred to were too big for laptops. Manufacturers were using 32 bit RAM in 32 bit laptops until "relatively" recently because the modules are smaller.When RAM was significantly more expensive there was a board that you could plug like 4 x 256MB chips into and then plug that board into the MOBO to act as a 1GB chip. Perhaps this is the daughterboard you refer to
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