The official specs say that the 2670QM's memory controller supports 16GB of memory, but they add the qualifier that it is dependent on memory type. Am I correct in assuming that 16 is the highest possible maximum, and not the guaranteed maximum? What happens if I install more than 16? I'm seeing reports of people installing 48GB on consumer i7 setups which are specced to 24GB and having them work, so I'm somewhat confused.
Since this processor supports up to 16 GB RAM, it means that if you install more than that, the processor will recognize only the first 16 GB, and will not see the rest.