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Laptop memory question

Q: Laptop memory question

I want to add memory to a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop it now has DDR2 ps2-3200, I want to upgrade from (2) 256 to (2) 1 GB chips. What is the fast memory this computer will take?

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A: Laptop memory question

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Is there much of a difference between the two that will be noticible in normal application work? Her system is for school papers, online research and browsing, and IMing; plus she'll watch DVDs from time to time. This is not a gaming laptop. She has her PS2 to do that.


A:A Question on CAS and Laptop Memory

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A:Laptop memory question

No, it will not work, yours is DDR memory and the other is DDR2 memory. It won't even fit in the slot.
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Maybe post a link if possible of the correct memory i need to buy


A:Laptop memory question

Installing memory isn't difficult, but unless you specified how the memory will be currently installed, it's almost definitely two 512MB chips. If you want 4GB of RAM, you'd have to replace both with 2GB chips each.
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A:laptop memory upgrade question
They will help with the selection and explain it all.
Good products with lifetime warranty.
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A:quick laptop memory question

From what I found, the Sony maxes out at 1 GB RAM. If the HP has 2 x 512 MB DIMMs, you may be able to add one. You've only got one slot available for extra memory.

You may be able to hang on to the HDD as a spare. You cannot have two running internally, though you can get a case for external use via USB.
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Dear laptop memory. upgrading about Question Sirs I could sure use your help here please I purchased this quot barebones quot notebook system on ebay without memory and would like to add some memory see Kingston link below and am wondering about the compatibilty System Toshiba Tecra Barebones Laptop Model PT U Part No PT U-ECC Fast Intel Pentium III MHz CPU Large inch LCD Good LCD Windows COA Sticker Built in keyboard and easy to use mouse On board modem PCMCIA slots VGA connection that allows you to hook Question about upgrading laptop memory. up your laptop to a desktop monitor if you like PS port to plug in a mouse or keyboard Printer port Input jacks for Headphones Microphone Built in speakers Not included Hard Drive Hard Drive Caddy Ram Ram Cover Battery AC Adapter CD ROM Floppy Drive I would Question about upgrading laptop memory. like to know if this Kingston memory would be compatible The original configuration is PC and this memory is PC Is it backward compatable Do you suggest it http www ec kingston com ecom configurator PartsInfo asp ktcpartno KVR X SC nbsp

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Here are my specs (my model number is HP ENVY Sleekbook 6-1129WM):
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-4555M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7642 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7600G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 278472 MB, Free - 118602 MB; D: Total - 25632 MB, Free - 3013 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 18DE
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I can't access my computer bios, But that is not my main concern.

My main one is the fact that I installed an additional 4GB RAM on top of the already installed 4GB (8GB Total) and now I would like to increase my laptops graphics memory to 2GB.

I have AMD Overdrive installed, but i'm not sure how to increase the graphcis memory from there.

I need a detailed explanation on how to increase graphics memory for AMD Overdrive.

Much appreciated!

A:Solved: Laptop Memory Question!

I see you've marked your thread as Solved. What did the solution end up being? It may be helpful to post for other's with the same question.
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low density: $92

high density: $58

they say if the high density doesn't work for ANY REASON that they will refund/replace/exchange for another module without question. pretty cool, but who knows...

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A:laptop memory upgrade question...

check on the Kingston web site, it should list the type of RAM you need.
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I have a fairly old Compaq Armada M700 laptop which does the job except its slow, it only has 2 sticks of 64Mb RAM

I read I can upgrade to 2 sticks of 256Mb which I would like to do, but the sticks currently in the laptop are PC100, all I seem able to find now is PC133 on the net

Will PC133 work? There is also some installed RAM so I don't want a conflict.

Help appreciated before I spend $$ stupidly

A:Quick question about RAM memory for Compaq laptop

Go to Crucial and run a system scan, this will tell you what your options are.
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A:laptop memory upgrade slots question

Ignore what Belarc says. Visit Crucial's site and run its checker
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A:Memory upgrade question in Gateway Laptop

ddr2? naw, you've got to stick with whatever your laptop supports. oem builds are generally picky about thier ram timings, so try and puirchase ram with identical timings. i advise running cpu-z to check your timings.
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A:Question regarding Dual Channel Memory- Mix or Match Memory

If you can get the same kit again it would be best but if you can get a kit with the same timings, speed, and voltage you should be okay. You should use cpu-z to find out your kit model and timings it supports. CPU-Z | Softwares | CPUID At the moment your two current sticks should in the white slots.
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Hello svader55 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

On the first impression I would have to suspect the problem is with the upgrade itself where you might end needing to see a Clean Install of 10. First however you can try a few things out to see if this is only a minor glitch. On an older 7 model by HP the upgrade seen last summer was a disaster waiting to happen which I had enticipated and saw an immediate clean install to follow! Of after going from the 32bit 7 Home Premium to 10 Home x86 I subsequently changed that with a second fresh install the 64bit Windows.

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I don't understand why people get so upset when their memory is actually being used, that's what it is there for.
If you open a large program that requires more resources windows will unload nonessential processes from memory to the pagefile while that program is active.

Windows 7 is much better at managing memory than it's predecessors.
1 gig of used ram is pretty much expected.
This is why 1 gig is the minimum required per microsoft's specifications.
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A:The Windows (C:) memory of my laptop uses too much memory

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A:memory question

What is dual-channel DDR memory?
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do you have links to these two systems? the difference in price is making me wonder if the specs for the ram or anything else is different or better on one machine or another.
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A:Memory Question

oh yeah, that will work just fine on that board. BTW, good choice on a board. That series of Gigabyte boards is my absolute favorite. They are the most solidly built board I've ever seen...and...they're not that expensive either.

FYI, your board will support ever incarnation of DDR SDRAM (184 pin) that you can buy on the market. That includes DDR333 and DDR400 (although, I'd stray from the's very pricey and DDR400 is more of a theory than a standard right now).
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A:Memory Question

Quote: Originally Posted by Emoclaw

Let's say I have an ASUS P8Z77-v Deluxe motherboard which has 4 Dimm slots and is dual channel, I've installed an Intel core i7-3770K Processor which is also a dual channel, if I install quad channel memory, will it work?

Emoclaw, it will not. Your motherboard only supports dual channel.
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A:Memory question

That is not a memory slot just the place on the motherboard where higher end versions of the same motherboard have a second memory slot actually built on. Your picture has quite a bit of glare so I cannot read the writing on the white label or on the memory stick but yes it can accept a single 8 gig memory module in the one slot there is. We can help you find one at a reasonable price. Walmart models are special built using components also used in higher end laptops but defeatured so they can be sold at the lowest possible price. Your laptop uses DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM like this:
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A:memory question

Yes but will run at the slower 5300
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A:memory question

yup! It should work just fine.
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A:New Memory Question

A dual channel kit is just 2 of the same identical memory
boards for compatability on dual channel motherboards.
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A:Memory question

Is this for your Gateway, if so see here:

The board only supports up to 667Mhz for memory, if you install faster memory it will likely work but only at 667Mhz.

If you are not running a 64 bit version of Windows then you don't need more then 4GB, if you are then it may help to go higher but only for very certain circumstances.
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A:Memory question

Nope ... website says DDR266 or DDR333 ... No DDR2 support ....
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A:memory question

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A:Memory Question

that depends on whether your motherboard supports dual channel memory. If it does, then you get a huge performance boost by running 2 matched 512MB sticks verses a single 1GB stick.

With dual channel, the system uses both memory sticks at the same time, doubling the memory bandwidth, this is clearly a much more efficient setup

With single channel, the system doesn't use the second stick until the first one is fully utilized, so with a single channel setup, it really doesn't which setup you choose

hope this answered your question
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Won't hurt anything to "try" running them together. Though if it works it will use the slower speeds. And if it does work, run it on memtest for a good LONG time for stability. And then run it through its paces within Windows when the time comes.

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Microsoft details Windows 7 memory leaks, hangs, freezes

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Don't you have the option to let Windows configure your settings?
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Probably not. New system do not use PC133 SDRAM. Your system would take DDR RAM, either PC2100, PC2700, or PC3200. DDR is Double Data Rate, its real clock is multiplied by 2 to get its effective speed. Hence 133 x 2 would be 266Mhz or PC2100.

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