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Upgrading laptop RAM

Q: Upgrading laptop RAM

I'm considering upgrading the RAM on my laptop, but I'd like some advice before I buy.

My laptop is an Acer 5920, running Windows 7 32-bit. The specs are listed here . My model is running an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor) with 2GB of RAM installed.

I'm considering upgrading to 4GB, using 2x2GB SODIMM, DDR2 sticks as recommended by the Crucial website (

I understand that my Intel GM965 Express will only use RAM at 667MHz, so there's no need to buy 800MHz. Is this correct?

I've been quite confused by online discussions regarding how much RAM Windows 7 32-bit can recognise - will the full 4GB be utilised? If not, how much can my OS utilise, and will it make noticeable difference to the 2GB installed?

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A: Upgrading laptop RAM

800MHz RAM is not supported, so dont waste your money. 667MHz is what Crucial recommended. Go for that.
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A:upgrading my laptop

You can add more RAM. Changing processors would be tricky to impossible.

I imagine it takes regular ddr SODIMM RAM, but you can go to and use their tool to figure out exactly what you need. You can buy from them or order from any online retailer such as newegg or zipzoomfly.
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A:upgrading laptop

see what's available from toshiba, check with computer repair shops, invest in a new laptop.

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A:Upgrading Laptop CPU


First nothing is simple on a laptop when upgrading.

I am not sure about your choice for the upgrade as the FSB is quicker than yours!

Look here & think again, perhaps the T9500 is more appropriate?

Products (Formerly Penryn)
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A:Upgrading LG laptop

this model of lg laptop has 855GM\PM chipset. it can hadle up to 320GB HDD and 2gb of RAM. videochip(mobility radeon 9700,sandwich type) can present or not, it depends on model of laptop. LCD screen, afaik, may be replaced to screen with higher resolution(SXGA+), you should check the cable for the presence of both LVDS channels, if so, then you can upgrade your XGA+ LCD-screen to SXGA+.
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would this ram be ok for what i need?,40380,4294960367,4294960365,4294960118

i currently have a 256mb card, 64mb of which is being used for the graphics so i thought i should upgrade

i have a packard bell Easynote F which uses -
* Requires a 184-pin, non-ECC, PC2700 DDR SDRAM.
* Can accept 128, 256 or 512 MB memory modules.
* Maximum memory capacity: 512 MB


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A:Help in upgrading my laptop.

According to the Acer specs your 5310 can use up to 2GB. of memory.
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A:Upgrading my HP 15 Laptop

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A:Upgrading Laptop

Any upgrades will generate more heat with no way to dissipate it. The only place you will find definitive answers to your questions is from Dell. Laptops are custom designed and built by the OEM. The parts (other than RAM and hard drive) are not easily, if at all, interchangeable. At best, you may be able to pick from a couple of graphics cards assuming yours is removable and more powerful ones are available for that board, BIOS, and power supply.

In my opinion, skip it. You'll have to strip the entire thing apart and put it back together without missing a single screw, snap, cable, etc. If it all works, it will generate more heat and could lead to serious problems. You might eek out some performance increase, but it's a big risk.

And it may not even be possible at all.
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A:Upgrading Laptop

You can only upgrade the RAM of laptops. (99% of the time) That would do nice for Vista Ultimate.
Get this and install:
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A:Upgrading Laptop CPU

Back in the days of socket 478 there were some proprietary sockets for laptops floating around. I think today for the most part they are using sockets typical to their chipset.
Upgrading is just as dependent on bios support for other cpu's as it is for the physical socket itself though. More specific information would probably be forthcoming from the community here if we had exact make and model information on the laptop.
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A:Upgrading a Laptop

is this your new laptop ? Upgrading the Graphics except on some higher end models is not really possible. The Graphics Controller is embedded on the motherboard. Generally your upgrade options on a laptop is usually limited to increasing the Ram or a hard drive upgrade. If you are saying that the Graphics won't handle gaming, most laptops are not designed as gaming computers. And those that are are actually very expensive for that reason.
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A:Upgrading Laptop CPU


First nothing is simple on a laptop when upgrading.

I am not sure about your choice for the upgrade as the FSB is quicker than yours!

Look here & think again, perhaps the T9500 is more appropriate?

Products (Formerly Penryn)
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A:upgrading a laptop's cpu help?

I am assuming you have the Clevo model number wrong, as all I can find is M660SU or M661SU. As for the processor, I don't see it specifically listed as an option on those laptops, but they do list the Intel Core 2 Duo Processors T7200 ,T7400, and T7600. Judging from that info I would assume it will work. I would suggest contacting Clevo for their opinion though.
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A:Help with upgrading my laptop to an SSD and to W8

Welcome to EightForums ,Kratos Aurion. It's good to have you.

SSDs run great on just about any OS. You'll have to check your machine's documentation on what's possible and compatible. Please fill out your specs so it's easy for others to help.

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A:Help with upgrading my laptop's RAM

Quote: Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

This operating system is fine .

Quote: Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion

• How do you install more RAM? I know it's a little "card" that you insert in a slot inside the laptop, but is inserting it enough or do you have to change the BIOS or install it manually or something?

Yep its just as simple as inserting it inside the laptop. No changes have to be made in the BIOS or operating system. Easy right?

Quote: Originally Posted by Kratos Aurion

• Is it reccommended to make use of all slots, or the less slots used the better?

It really doesn't matter how many slots you do or don't use. Either way it will work just fine.

[QUOTE=Kratos Aurion;2249082]• Are RAM "cards" universal, or are some of them incompatible with certain computers/laptops?[quote]
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A:upgrading a laptop

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A:upgrading my laptop

Hi, Well, looks like you are talking about buying a new machine here (would be cheaper and less headache). Anyway, the cheapest way to improve it right now (a) Add 4GB RAM: It has 4GB on one slot now, you can add SAME 4GB on the second slot (b) Change slow existing 320GB HDD to a faster HDD or SSD. SSD's are very cheap now.  The first manual on the following link will help you a lot more:     My suggestion: saving more money to buy a new machine. Your machine is around 4 years old now.   Regards.
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A:One laptop not upgrading

Use one of the following links to download the Windows 10 10586 ISO file.

Media Creation Tool (MCT)

Tech Bench

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A:RAM usage & upgrading RAM @ laptop

Hello svennd and welcome to Seven Forums.

Great questions. Here's what I think I know about RAM.

Free RAM ? It?s not being used for anything
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Resource Monitor

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Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban

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Will this new CPU work in this laptop?

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Penryn 45nm Technology
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A:Upgrading Laptop Processor

Dell offers fairly good online support. For your laptop, see:


Your CPU is replaceable. With what, I'm not sure. You need Socket P. The FSB of your T6400 is 800 MHz; newer chips, 1066 MHz. The BIOS must also recognize the newer chip.

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