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Solved: Laptop memory upgrade ???

Q: Solved: Laptop memory upgrade ???

PNY - Optima 2-Pack 4GB (8GB Total) PC3-10666 DDR3 SoDIMM Laptop Memory Kit

This is the memory I am looking at from Best Buy to upgrade my wife's computer for her birthday. I was going to buy her a new computer but money and plans changed. I still want to improve her computing experience, so a new battery and upgrading from her stock 3G of memory to 8G seems like the way to go.
She has an Acer Aspire Model 5552

I just want to make sure there's nothing I need to do other than ground myself before pulling and swapping the memory sticks...

A: Solved: Laptop memory upgrade ???

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My daughter has my old HP Pavilion zd4800. It has 768MB of PC2700. I purchased 1 GB of Ultra RAM to upgrade the memory. They are all 333MHz DDR sodimms. According to the specs, the maximum is 1024 MB, so I should be able to just put it in & go, right? But when I do, it won't boot. I've tried in both slots. I've tried with & without the old modules in every configuration possible. (Even though the maximum is 1G, I tried to see if it would work with what I had.) Any ideas?

A:Solved: Laptop Memory Upgrade

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Hi guys,

I bought a new IBM T40 laptop with 256M RAM. I would like to buy more memory for it, maybe around an 512M stick. Which brand would you guys recommend me? Should I buy IBM memory for maximum compatibility?

A:Memory upgrade for IBM laptop

You could check out, compatability guaranteed.

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Hello forum could use some advice. My laptop  is an( HP Pavillion dv7 notebook product # XH108UAR#ABA )it currently has two (2GB 2Rx8 PC3 10600s -09-10-F2) memory modules installed in it. Can they be upgraded and replaced with the following memory modules:Kingston ValueRAM 4GB Notebook Memory Module - DDR3, 1333MHz, PC3-10600, SODIMM, CL 9, 204 Pin, 1.5V - KVR13S9S8/4 If so; will this make a significant difference when it comes to operating speed and the ability to play some of the newer games that require more memory to play. If this is not the correct memory to upgrade my laptop with what do i need & how much memory can i add to my system. Your advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!FJG1

A:laptop memory upgrade

 Hi, The maximum supported are 8 GB (2x4) DDR3 SODIMM. Manual Supports up to 8 GB of system RAM in the following configurations? 8192-MB total system memory (4096-MB 2, dual-channel)? 6144-MB total system memory (4096-MB 1 + 2048-MB 1)? 4096-MB total system memory (2048-MB 2, dual-channel)? 4096-MB total system memory (4096-MB 1) The problem of the KVR modules is that sometimes do not work, if you are in the United States, one of the most interesting options is Crucial 1.35v - 1.5v Dual-Voltage DDR3 memory

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I purchased a used Toshiba laptop, Satellite 2595 CDT...very slow so I tried to upgrade memory from 128 to xp professional system would not boot up until I put 128 stick back. No manual so my question is can I upgrade this unit with a 256 stick of memory..tried to get info from Toshiba web site but info very general and I do not understand the specks...can you help?

A:Upgrade memory in laptop?

The maximum memory for that laptop is 192 MB. Ithas 64 MB internal.

Hence it will not work with a 256 stick, you can only add a 128 MB to the 64 already on-board.

With a 400 MHz Celeron CPU its not a good choice for XP, it will work but it will be painfully slow.

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guys am having a laptop of 2 gb ram but i want to increase it

A:How to upgrade laptop RAM memory

download your owners manual or spec manual and it will to tell you how to, with what type and the max amount of ram the pc supports

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Ok I got real sick of my laptop being so slow, so i formatted it and its still slow.

I wated to know how to install some more mempory onto it to make it faster, i dnt know much about laptops but i can do it with PCs, is there much difference.

Alos how much memory am i looking at to make it go faster.


A:Memory Upgrade for Laptop

You open up the cover to reveal the memory slots and then you put in the new stick. Just like PCs.

Not really.

Your laptop takes SODIMM memory modules, not your normal DIMM memory.
Be sure to double-check the maximum RAM speed and size supported
- laptops are usually more picky about such things. Also whether you can actually add another stick or do you have to replace the exiting one.
Unless the cover for the memory is obviously marked and openable then you should consult the laptop manual on how to actually get access to the memory slots.

512MB of RAM is plenty for any normal use. Since it's a laptop then I suppose you are not doing any hardcore gaming or multimedia work with it.

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so, i'm pretty knowledgable on desktop/towers and such, but don't know jack about laptops. i'm looking to upgrade the memory on my girlfriend's dell inspiron 7500 (p III 600mhz) with a new board of 256mb. i'm having trouble with the fact that it's so old, i don't know what is compatible. do i really need to go with a "low density" module, because i found a site that has both a low and high, and the high is like, half the price...

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...

so, anyone have any answers?

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've got a an old Dell Latitutude C600 and I want to add some RAM to it. I just want to make sure that I'm getting the right memory for it.

According to the Dell site, it needs 144 pin PC100 SODIMMs. Looking through some retailer websites who carry the the 265MB size, some say they are 16x16, 32x8, or 32x64. What does the 16x16 mean and does it matter when I'm buying the RAM?

A:laptop memory upgrade question
They will help with the selection and explain it all.
Good products with lifetime warranty.

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     I have a HP2000 I bought about a year ago.  It has 4g of memory which isn't turning out to be enough for a Ph.d CS project I'm working on.  Since I'm a student, I don't have enough money to buy another whole laptop.  So, is it possible to get another 2g of memory installed in this laptop?  I can do the installing myself (the warrantee has already been voided by my installing Linux on this machine a year ago) so all I want to buy is the part, not the installation. Is that possible?  

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A:Would like to upgrade memory on my HP2000 laptop

Hi, HP 2000 is a series of dozens models, what is yours ? Anyway, based on the following link, a tipical HP 200 can have 8Gb of RAM: There are few questions you need to answer: 1. What is the OS of your machine ? 32 bit OS can't address to anything more than 4Gb in this case.2. What is the current configuration ? 2 x 2 or 4 x 1 because the machine has only 2 slots for RAM. From there you can work our the number you need. You can check the following link to buy RAM for your machine: Regards.

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Hello Everyone and good day J

I have a lenovo laptop model SL-510 TYPE 2847-BWG

And I want to Upgrade his Memory

So I have been read Detailed specifications in the site of lenovo about my laptop model

( i attached the link in the end of the post )

and see that my laptop model support up to 8GB maximum memory with Dual-channel capable

Then I noticed under the specifications this details :

PC3-8500 Non-Parity (NP) Double Data Rate Three (DDR3) Technology
PC3-10600 Non-Parity (NP) Double Data Rate Three (DDR3) Technology
Dual-channel capable
Two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
1 GB, 2GB, 3GB, 4GB,
Supports up to 8GB maximum memory

So of course I would rather upgrade to 8gb ram with 2x4GB

Because I just have two slots ?

But I'm a little confused ? What's better? The PC3-8500 or the PC3-10600 ?

And should I take two sticks of the same model ? same company ?

for they be work on dual Together ?

Of course, I'd love you to recommend me suitable types of memories models

And Recommended Companies

link for Lenovo site specifications of my model ( SL-510 2847-BWG)

I appreciate your help and want to Thanks in advance everyone J

A:Need help with my Lenovo laptop memory upgrade SL-510

PC10600 is faster.

It's best to buy a pair of identical sticks (they don't have to be in a kit), but if you're buying the cheapest available then there's little point looking for two different companies. Just buy two at the same time.

I'll miss a few I suspect, but the following brands tend to be okay: "Kingston", "Corsair", "Crucial", "G.Skill", "OCZ"

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Hello, Everyone I am looking into the posibility of a memory upgrade of HP Envy 13 d100nn and d101nn.How many DIMM slots do they have and what is the max DIMM size per slot?Could not find anything in the public web space. Thank you in advance!  

A:Memory upgrade for laptop HP Envy 13

Hi, Looks like you can't because RAM is onboard thet means it is soldered to the motherboard: Regards.

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hi all,i have dell inspiron 2200 series with pentium m 1.6 came with 256 mb of ddr memory.just after i got it i put another 256 mb in i bought 2-512 sticks,i removed the 256 i added but could not find the other stick.i put the one 512 in and called dell and they said the original 256 is under the keyboard on the mb.can anyone tell me how to remove the keyboard and replace the 256 with the 512 i bought.thanks in advance for any help that i need. bob

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I'm rather new at laptops so I need some advice on memory. I have a HP Pavilion dv4-1220us Laptop. It is a 64 bit
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The memory for it is rather expensive. I realize that in most cases that memory should be used in matching pairs but
is it possible to use [1] 4 gig stick and [1] 2 gig stick together to make a 6 gig ram? I really appreciate anyone's

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I have a hp with 4G memory installed, I want to upgrade it to 8G.I bought a Kingston 4GB PC3-12800 CL11, 204pin Sodimm.After insert it into the empty slot, then the current windows 10 64bit keep auto restarting.If I remove the new one, the system boot correctly.Then test it with a USB in which Ubuntu 16.04. still auto reboot.After upgrade the bois, the screen becomes black and the system still tries to auto reboot.Use bois to test the memory, it says installed 8G Ram and test pass.I was thinking maybe it was caused by the voltage difference of the two RAM.but the CPU-Z report says it is also a 1.5v RAM pre-installed.Module format        SO-DIMM    Manufacturer (ID)    Hyundai Electronics     Size            4096 MBytes    Max bandwidth        PC3-10700 (667 MHz)    Part number        HMT351S6BFR8C-H9    Manufacturing date    Week 51/Year 10    Number of banks        8    Nominal Voltage        1.50 VoltsThe one I bought:4GB PC3-12800 CL11, 204pin Sodimm 1.5v, Part Number: KVR16S11S8/4System info:CPU Name            Intel Core i3 350M, Specification        Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU       M 350  @ 2.27GHzMemory SPDDIMM #        &n... Read more

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Hello All,

I was wondering if you could help me out here. I recently purchased a Gateway MX6124 laptop and would like to upgrade the memory from 512mb(2x256) to 2Gb (2x1Gb). My question lies in what kind of memory i can use.

Here are some of the details straight from Gateway:

Memory Size 256 MB
Memory Type JEDEC 200-pin DDR-SODIMM
Package 200-pin SODIMM, 1.27-inch height
Speed 533 MHz
Supply Voltage 2.5 V
Parity Support No parity bit supported

I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade my ram to ddr2-sodimm. REason being is because i found a cheaper stick of ddr2 1gb memory on newegg. Also, it also says that the memory is dual channel. If i order two of the same models of memory, would that be ok? Please help me, i'm quite confused.

Oh, by the way, here is the link to the memory that i am currently looking at:

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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Hi, I'm looking to upgrade the memory of my Clevo P650RE6 from 8Gb to 18Gb.
Belarc states:
8014 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM0' has 8192 MB (serial number 10211924)
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM1' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM1' is Empty
My question is, Channel A is under the keyboard and harder to get to. Could I put the same memory in Channel B - DIMM0 and it would be stable?
Obvious newbie to this so any other info needed will be gradly provided, thx in advance!

A:laptop memory upgrade slots question

Ignore what Belarc says. Visit Crucial's site and run its checker

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Hello all,
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Any info is GREATLY apprecated.


A:memory upgrade compaq laptop m700

if I just get any SDRAM PC-100 should work?Click to expand...

Make sure you get laptop and not desktop as they differ in size. Another thing I just learned when upgrading some laptops was to update the bios too. The upgrade of ram was causing the devices to overheat....

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I have a Toshiba Satillait A105-s2021 it say it will hold 2GB of memory. DDR2-PC4200
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Hi. I have an ACER EXTENSA and want to upgrade its memory from 4GB to 8GB.But am unclear of laptop warranty. And if it has to be done by the ACER service department. 

A:Warranty information on laptop memory upgrade Acer...

What model is it? Does it have a service hatch?

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Hi. I have an ACER EXTENSA and want to upgrade its memory from 4GB to 8GB.But am unclear of laptop warranty. And if it has to be done by the ACER service department. 

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Hello to you all,

I left the battery in an Acer laptop while I swapped out old memory modules and put in new ones. I think doing this may have damaged the laptop...I'm looking for some advice about this. I'm wanting to know if any of you think this laptop most definitely got “fried,” or maybe not.

It's an Acer TravelMate 4000 laptop with Windows XP. When new, it had 512 GB of memory/RAM (two 256 MB PC-2700 SoDIMM modules). I wanted to upgrade the RAM, so I found the Acer service manual for this laptop on the web. It said it can take up to 2 GB of PC-2700 200 pin RAM.

After I put the new memory in, the laptop wouldn't start up. When I press the power button, the cooling fan comes on and stays on for 5 seconds, then stops. Nothing at all appears on the Acer splash screen, no BIOS hardware information or anything.

I did some reading on the web about “how to upgrade memory on a laptop.” In one guy's tutorial/instructions, he says that if you don't remove a laptop's battery first before opening up the hardware covers and removing internal parts, the charge in the battery will “surge the laptop's hardware.”

After reading that, I took the battery out of the Acer. Then I swapped the memory again, taking out the new modules and putting the old ones back in. My thinking was that maybe there was some compatibility problem after all with the new memory. But after putting t... Read more

A:Acer laptop memory upgrade problem (left battery in...)

It's recommended that all power sources be removed before upgrading any computer. However if the laptop was off the risk of damage should be low. This is the same as for a desktop; when you turn it off there is still some power to the system until you unplug the power cord OR flip the power supply switch off.

Have you tried each one of the old sticks one at a time in each of the two slots?

Also try booting it with no RAM, then install the old RAM back in and try again, sometimes that can cause certain laptops to reset the CMOS, or so I've heard.

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Hi guys well I purchased the correct 1g RAM stick (I Think) for my HP Pavilion a310.UK

Worked great for the first hour then I got a couple of messages saying Error sorry for the inconvenience but you will have to shut down, send error report. So like I say this happened a couple of times. But after this the computer wouldn't reboot even in safe mode. So I have removed it and am back to the usual slow 256mb routine. Also when I first powered up the computer it asked me to verify my windows application which I did.
So once again guys any ideas ??

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade AGAIN !!

You bought used memory off ebay????? IMO that is just asking for a problem.

I would really go to either corsair, crucial, or kingston's site and input your system. It will find compatible memory for you AND it comes with a lifetime warranty.

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I have a Dell 4500 computer with 256 Rams of memory. I want to upgrade to
1G which is as much as my computer will hold. I will buy two 512 and take out the 256. I want the best and the fastest that I can get. Have visited several memory sites and cannot decide on the best one for me. There are 3 that I am looking at , but just do not know which one is the best.Here is what I need.

PC 2100 DDR 266MHz
c1=2.5 volts
64 meg x64
The three that I am thinking about are:

Please help me decide on the best one. I know it is probably just a preference , but you are all more experienced in this than I am and I do want your input as to which you have had the best experience with.

Thank you very much.


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade- Which is the best ?

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Hi I am trying to upgrade the memory on my computer. It currently has 256mb in one memory slot and the other slot is empty. I purchased two Kingston KVR400D2N3/1G DDR2 SDRAM's Which according to the spec in my computer manual should be fine. I removed my old memory module and placed both my new module's in the relevent slots. All that happened was the computer fan started spinning faster than usual but nothing else happened. So I removed one and left one in the orignal used memory slot. The fan started again and there was a single loud click about every four seconds but nothing happened again so I removed that a put my old module back and everything was back to normal. Am I doing something wrong or is there a proper way of installing memory upgrade.

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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I was thinking of upgrading my memory on my PC. I would rather do it myself since it costs a fortune more to have it done in a shop. My only trouble is which kind of memory should i buy, at what speed, and to which size. Somebody told me that it has to do with the motherboard. Is there a quick way to find out what kind of motherboard i have and then how can i find out which kind of memory can i buy and install?
Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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Dear Sirs and Madames,

I have expanded memory on my laptops in the past with no issues...not so fortunate this time while attempting to expand the memory on my Desktop.

The vitals of my desktop are as follows:

Gateway 5200X (Desktop)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition) SP2
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory (RAM): 512 MB (two 256 MB sticks)

I will now explain the steps I followed to expand the memory...

1. Turned of CPU
2. Removed power cord from CPU
3. Opened cabinet.
4. Installed two (2) 1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz... one (1) in each of the two remaining available slots.

(side note: I have always been under the impression that I needed to install the "New" memory in matched pairs, however, when making the request for "matching pairs" while purchasing the new memory I was informed that this was no longer the case... I hope the was correct guidance.)

5. Re-installed the cabinet.
6. Re-connected the power cord.
7. Turned on the power.

After the normal "Gateway" start up screen appeared I got the following message:

(Black Screen/White Text)

Reboot and Select proper Boot device or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device

I rebooted and the same appeared.

Now... I have "Recovery Disks" That I made... but no "Boot Media" that it's asking for...

9. I removed the newly installed two (2) 1 GB DDR PC2700 333Mhz. memory . (following the previous steps to install it.)

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A:Solved: New memory upgrade

Check the cables to your HDD, they may have come loose when you were installing the new memory.

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I have an older computer I need to upgrade.

The memory card is 184 pin.
Slot capacity is 1 gig per slot.
Mainboard Mfg. is ECS

Currently slots 1 and 2 show:
Module size: 256 MBytes
PC2100 (133 Mhz)
Manufacturer: Samsung
Correction: ECC
Registered: yes
Buffered: No

The major questions I have are (1) where do I get the best board for the cheapest price? and (2) if I go to a memory card like Corsair Memory VS2GBKIT400C3 2 GB PC3200 400MHz 184-Pin DDR Desktop Memory Kit will the Corsair card work with a difference in speed between the PC2100 (old card) and the PC3200 (new card)?

Thank you in advance for your reply.

A:Solved: Need To Upgrade Memory From 1 Gig to 2 Gig

What's the complete description of the motherboard in that old computer?


In most cases, you can mix DDR PC2100(DDR266) or DDR PC2700(DDR333) or DDR PC3200(DDR400) modules.

If you do, all modules will run at the speed of the slowest module(s).


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Hello everybody! Let me explain my query. My computer is a emachines with windows vista. The motherboard has 2 memory slots and allows up to 4gb of memory. The memory it has right now is 2 512mb sticks of pc5300 memory. If I decide to upgrade the memory, does it still have to be pc5300? Thanks.

A:Solved: memory upgrade

go to and let it scan your PC. it will tell you what your options are.

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I have an HP m7250n Desktop with 1GB of factory installed DDR2 SDRAM 240 pin (PC2-3200) boards. I have 2 open slots that I can install additional RAM. Can I use PC2-5300 speed memory boards as well as PC 2-3200?
Do you have recomendations for board manufactutrer ie, PNY, Kingston, Crucial etc??


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

even in today's world,
still honor their guarentee,
an easy-to-do-business-with company:

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Hi, Have a PC running windows ME - Memory is 128MB RAM - Want to upgrade it..
Looking at the motherboard manual says I can upgrade to 512MB.(256 in each slot PC100/133 Tried to install 256 in each of 2 slots. Get bios beep errors. PC will not boot. Not sure if it's 3-3-1 or 4-3-1 beeps on pheonix bios. Get one beep when PC starts - then the sequence 3-3-1
One of which is CMOS battery error and the other RAM error. Tried each module separately but same error. The old memory works fine. No error beeps. Both new memory modules so don't believe can be both memory at fault. Why would the CMOS battery give error when works fine with original memory. (PC is about 7yrs old!!)
Any ideas how to check where the problem lies. Board is a P61WP-Fe (AMR Plus)


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I have an older desktop computer. it is a Compac 5410F. it runs excessively slow. On the advice of a friend, we had it re-imaged in hopes of improving the speed. If anything it is now slower. out of 300GB of space there is a little over 200 GB still available. I wouldn't think it would slow down so much but it really sucks. Can anyone suggest what type of memory upgrade or whatever will help improve the speed. Pulling up anything, especially the internet takes too long for my tastes. the specs for the Compas 5410F are:
Packaged Quantity 1.0
Type Media center
Recommended Use Home use
Product Form Factor Tower
Localization English / United States
Processor / Chipset
Type Intel Pentium E2160 / 1.8 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
64-bit Computing Yes
CPU Qty 1.0
Max CPU Qty 1.0
Chipset Type Intel G31 Express
Front Side Bus 800.0 MHz
Cache Memory
Installed Size L2 cache - 1.0 MB
Cache Per Processor 1 MB
Installed Size 1.0 GB / 2.0 GB (max)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-6400
Form Factor DIMM 240-pin
Hard Drive
Type HDD
Capacity 1.0 x 320.0 GB
Interface Type Serial ATA-300 Serial ATA
Spindle Speed 7200.0 rpm

What would I specifically need?

A:Solved: Memory upgrade help

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There is currently like 200mb~ on there now. i know its lame, but no one is willing to pay for any more.

A:Solved: I want to Upgrade my memory

We'll need to know about your computer. Mainly the make and model of the entire system or the motherboard. You can also go to and see if they can detect your system and what they recommend for upgrades.

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I have a Lenovo Y530 laptop. It currently has 4GB of memory (2 sticks of 2GB) installed occupying its 2 expansions slots. What I was wondering is whether or not it can handle additional memory if I installed 2 stick of 4GB each instead. The reason I have my doubts is that a utility I ran showed that the computer's "memory controller has a maximum memory of 4GB" yet it shows under logical/chipset memory banks that the maximum installable memory is 8GB. Sooo.... is the discrepancy a bottleneck of my system or what? By the way it is a windows 7 64bit system so i know i'm good on that.

A:Solved: Memory upgrade?

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I have gotten my hands on an HP Pavilion 304w computer. I replaced the AMD 1.53 Mhz CPU with a 2.0 ghz AMD chip. Now, I am currently looking to upgrade the memory modules and am recieving conflicting reports via HP's website as to the maximum amount of allowed RAM that can be installed. One page, , says I can only install 2 X 512 mb sticks. The other page, listed under the motherboard specifications link located on that very same page, , states that the maximum allowed memory is 2 Gig.........???? Can anyone with any knowledge of this FIC AM37 Salsa Motherboard offer any assistance? I hate to place an order for the RAM without knowing. Thanks.

A:Solved: HP Memory Upgrade?

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A:Solved: Memory upgrade

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A:Solved: Memory Upgrade

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A:Solved: Memory upgrade

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This computer has a trigem imperial 1.02 mainboard with 256 mb of RAM.
I would like to increase the size of the memory to at least 512 mb but am confused by the descriptions of the different cards.
How would the memory I need be described?
best wishes

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with help from some very helpfull people on this site i have purchased myself some more memory. but i dont know what is involved in fitting it. is it just a case of turning off my pc and plugging the memory into the spare slot and turn back on, or not. many thanks gary

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I have a Dell Studio 1555 running Windows 7 64bit. I am trying to upgrade the RAM memory from 4GB to 8GB (an upgrade that can be done on this model). The machine has two memory slots and two CPU (cores). When I boot up the computer recognizes that I have changed the memory, however it reports only 4GB (2GB for each CPU) rather than the expected 8GB (4GB for each CPU). In other words, no upgrade. The memory modules are correct - Two modules - 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 - 800 MHz 200-Pin SO-DIMM Laptop Dell Studio 1555.
I have checked to see that the BIOS was current and chipset driver current and installed. I have also run a pre-boot memory test on the new modules.
Any ideas?

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I have an older system that i would like to bring some life to for a short time if possible. It is a HP Pavilion 325c. Now specs say it can only be upgraded to 1GB max RAM, which I have done some time ago. Now the MOBO is a MSI MS-6390, and its specs say that it can be upgraded to 2GB RAM. Would like some insight on which to be true. Here are links to both HP and MSI spec sheets.
HP spec
MSI spec

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I want to know what information will i need to know in order to get a memory Upgrade

I do not want to pay a tech dude to do it for me I like to build computer myself
If you need my computer information like the model and everything like that i can edit this so that there is.
I want to put a 2GB of Ram in it

A:Solved: What information I need for a Memory Upgrade

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I have a Gateway M150-XL Slate laptop. It came with two 1GB sticks of RAM, but I would like to upgrade to 3GB or 4GB of RAM. It has two RAM slots, but I've seen places online (CNET/Best Buy) where it says max supported RAM 2GB for my laptop. I went to Gateway's website and put my serial number in and it says:

Memory Upgrade Information
System Serial Number: 1102133509

Motherboard Part Number: 2905935R

Type of Memory Modules (shipped):
1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Memory Module (CRU/EURP)

Memory Installation Guide
Number of Memory Slots on Board: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Maximum Amount / Type of RAM that can be Installed:
4096MB DDR2 PC2-5300

So what can I do? Can I upgrade with two sticks of 2GB each. If so, where is a good place to find quality/inexpensive DDR2 PC2-5300 RAM? For example, I've been to TigerDirect but I only see PC5400. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: How much memory can I upgrade my system with?

According to what I read on the Gateway Support site the MAX Ram is 2 gig. and that is what the specs say it comes with. 2Gig 667 DDR2. Now that doesnt mean that the computer cant use more. But your OS may limit what would make sense for you to have.

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I need advice as to the best way to upgrade the memory on my custom built desktop computer. It is presently outfitted with two 512MB DDR PC2700 modules and has one empty slot. The motherboard (Soyo SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra Platinum Edition) can apparently handle PC3200 and up to 2 GB of DDR 400. I'm uncertain as to whether to scrap the two existing memory modules and install two 1MB strips of DDR 400 - PC3200 OR to fill the empty slot with a 1MB strip of the foregoing. I'm obviously in over my head and would appreciate any suggestions. BTW, the unit is running a Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP Pro. I'm not a "gamer" but I do run multiple programs all day and my rig has become agonizingly slow.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

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Dell Optiplex 990 desktop Windows 7 Enterprise

There were 2 sticks of ram 2gb each, I installed 2 additional sticks of memory 4gb each. Booted it up to a blue screen, I took the 2 4gb sticks out, and I still get a blue screen. I've tried booting up to safe mode, last known good config.. etc. Same blue screen appears. I ran through diagnostics with original memory in, with just 2 4gb sticks, and with the combination and everything for memory comes back fine.

blue screen =

Win32k.sys - Address FFFFF9600011CCA3 base at.......

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I have a Dell Inspirion 2200 that has 1x256 PC2700, I would like to increase the memory. I have 2x256 PC2100, I can not find anywhere an answer. I know that I have been able to replace damaged PC 2700 with PC 2100 in a desktop. I am unsure it the same is so in laptops. Thank's

A:Solved: Memory upgrade (Sort of)

The Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop comes with a non-removable 256 MB module.

It has an empty bay for adding a second module.

It supports a maximum of 1280 MB of RAM.

That means you can add a 256 MB or 512 MB or 1024 MB(1 GB) module to that empty bay.

It uses 200-pin DDR PC2700 SODIMM modules.

By adding a 1024 MB(1 GB) DDR PC2700 module to the empty bay, you can max out the RAM in that laptop.

You didn't mention which version of Windows you have in that laptop, so I'll assume it's Windows XP.


If you currently have 2 - 256 MB 200-pin DDR PC2100 SODIMM modules, you can add one of them to the empty bay.

I wouldn't advise that you do that though because it'll cause both modules to run at the slower DDR PC2100 speed.


Here is an image of what a 200-pin DDR PC2700 SODIMM looks like.


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I have a Gateway Select 1200 computer with 128MB installed. I would like to upgrade it to 512MB - by adding a 128MB module and a 256MB module. I asked Gateway and they advised me I have 2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks memory.

When I ran Belarc Advisor profile, it shows 128MB in Slot DIMM 1, with Slot DIMM2 and Slot DIMM3 as empty. (Three slots) I am not sure what I have. I have ordered one 256MB DIMM module and one 128 DIMM module from Crucial, but now am wondering if I can install both of them.

I am not sure what the terminology "2 DIMM slots supporting 4 banks of memory" really means. Would I have to install two 256MB Dimm modules to accomplish the 512MB total, or can I use the existing 128MB and add 128MB and 256MB to accomplish this.

Would I be just about as well off to install just the 256MB module and have a total of 384MB? (Providing I don't have two slots available)

Very confused. Anyone shed some light on this for me? I am in the dark!

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

Well crucial agrees with belarc, seems gateway may be wrong.\

System Info:
Maximum memory: 768MB
Standard memory: 128MB removable
Slots: 3 (3 banks of 1)
Explanation of memory terms
This is for a select 1200 per crucial

3 slots, you should be able to install all three dimms

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i going to add memory to an old compaq owned by a friend.
it has 192mb now, i want to increase to the max allowed of 256.

my question is, i've never had to remove any before to upgrade just add on.
there is only 2 slots for mem. so i have to change a 64mb with a 128mb.
when i remove the 64 am i gonna loose anything she has stored on her computer?

this may seem like a dumb question but i'm trying to make points with this girl i just wanna be sure

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OK. Well, most likely nothing will happen to the HDD where all the software and data files are stored but you never know when fiddling inside a PC.

And you sound like you know just enough to be dangerous. Just kidding..

To be on the safe side, you should probably backup any important files she has to a CD or portable USB drive first.

Removing the ram stick is fairly easy. Just push the white tabs on either end down till the ram stick pops out. Then plug in the new one.

When you first boot up afterwards the BIOS may detect the change and require you to go into Setup to confirm the change.

Hopefully the new stick you're putting in will be compatible (you never really know til you try) with the old 128mb stick and everything will work out just fine.

Good luck!

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I have a gateway MX8711 laptop. My processor is 1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache and im looking to upgrade my memory. Would adding 2 1gig PC2-5300 667MHz 200-pin SODIMM DDR2 memory work well with the computer even though it is 667MHz and the processor is only at 533MHz. The factory installed memory (2 512mb) is also at 533MHz which I would not use anymore. This is the link for the memory that I am looking at and this is the link for my system specs Crucial says that it is compatable but I just want to make sure.

Any help is appreciated.

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Faster memory will run fine at the lower speed.

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I have a HP Compaq dc5100 sff running xp pro sp2 it has 512meg and I want to upgrade to 2gig(2x1gig),the litriture says to use pc2-4200 DDR2, can I use pc2-5300 DDR2, will it work?

A:Solved: memory upgrade for dc5100 sff

The HP Compaq dc5100 Small Form Factor desktop has 4 RAM slots, supports a maximum of 4096 MB(4 GB) of RAM, and uses 240-pin, unbuffered, non-ECC DDR2 PC2-3200 or DDR2 PC2-4200 modules.

It's best to install matching modules of the same brand and speed so you don't risk a conflict or incompatibilty problem. If you mix speeds, all the modules will run at the speed of the slowest module.

Note: The CRUCIAL site says it can use DDR2 PC2-5300 modules, but the HP-Compaq service manual and the MEMORYSTOCK site says to use only DDR2-3200 or DDR2-4200 modules.


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I have an HP Pavilion xf125 notebook, and would like to upgrade the memory. It has 384mb now. I don't know how much memory it will hold, or if it's even upgradable anymore since it's so old (2002 I think). The reason I want to upgrade is because it crashes pretty easy. I was thinking more memory would help solve this problem. Any advice would help... but no need to suggest I buy a new computer because I really don't use it all that much to justify the cost of a new one.

I also need a new battery for it, but don't really want to spend a lot... so looking for an inexpensive one. Not sure it's possible to find such a thing anymore. Yes, I have looked on HP's website and they don't have either memory or batteries for it.

Thanks for any helpful advice you can offer.

A:Solved: HP notebook memory upgrade?

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I would like to upgrade my memory on the following computer. I have attached a scan from everest. i have 4 memory modules and I have in a 512 stick and in another i have 128.
i ran a scan from crucial and they did not have any "matches" for my system. Ideas?

A:Solved: upgrade memory for my computer

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Hi all,
I want to upgrade our computers memory and before I would just open the tower and look at what was used BUT this time I am running into a bit of a problem. The memory in the tower says PC-2 4300 512 mb
This is computer info
Acer Aspire e 380
Windows Vista
1 gb Ram
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processor

I am looking at samsung memory and a Ultra memory module How can I be sure they will work for me before I buy them???
The Samsung memory is 2 -1024 mb PC4200 533 mhz 240 pin DDR2 Dimm and the Ultra memory is PC 4200 533 mhz 1024 mb. I tried to find a memory checker for samsung and Ultra but had no luck.
Your help is truly appreciated. Thank you

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I wish to have a memory upgrade but I have a few questions.
I have 2 slots both contain non-parity DDR PC27000 256MB memory sticks.
I know that my system supports upto 2048MB (2GB) maximum.
1)If I upgraded both slots to 256MB DDR PC3200 would I notice the difference or can I actually do this ?In other words because my system has PC2700 , is that the only type it supports or can I put in PC3200 and would it be beneficial to do this ?

2)Can I leave a 256MB PC2700 in one of the slots and put say for instance a 512MB PC2700 in the other , 768MB total as opposed to the 512MB I have at the moment ?

3)Can I just take both out and put 1GB PC2700 in both slots , what would happen ?

4)If I put 1GB PC3200 in both slots would there be any difference to putting in 2 PC2700 sticks ?

I apologise if these questions are obvious or trivial to some of you more experienced types but it is not till recently that I have started to fiddle about with the hardware so I am in need of some expert coaching here , as per usual thanks in advance people !

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions.

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I have a packard bell desktop that had 1gb RAM 512 in each slot. Just bought 4gb (2x2gb) to replace the 1gb. Each module appears to work in either slot but not together. When I boot with both modules in I get a very rapid beep when I boot up and windows xp won't load. It all works fine however with just 1 module of 2gb in place.

I am running windows xp home SP3. I have been into the bios/cmos when the 2gb is in to see if I need to change anything but there is nothing I can see to change. It does show 2gb!

Thanks in advance.

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I recently upgraded my Gateway Select 1200 PC from 128MB to 512MB - removing the old memory module and inserting one new memory module of 512MB. Everything seems to be working great - guess I got lucky. Now, I am in the process of installing a 2nd computer for my wife - a Compaq 6300US, which is coming with 128MB (got it at CompUSA auction for a good price). I want to upgrade the memory to 384MB and hopefully get as lucky as I was with the Gateway. My problem, no configurators seem to have the Compaq 6300US listed. I know it takes SDRAM DIMM of 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB, with maximuim 512MB. DIMM's must be 3.3v Unbuffered and ECC is not supported (per the limited information on Compaq's site). I have purchased a Kingston Module KVR-PC133/256. I am just hoping it works. I do know it has an empty slot. Should I put the additional memory in the first slot - heard somewhere that makes a difference sometimes If anyone out there has any experience with this particular computer, would appreciate your comments. Thanks!

A:Solved: Memory upgrade questions

First i would make sure you have the right type of memory - mainly in your case pc66, pc100, pc133. It's not good to mix pc133 with other speeds of ram. Sometimes it works just great but i wouldn't recommend it. With the odd exception all mainboards have more than 1 slot, with 3 being the norm. If all works you may be able to use the piece from your computer as well.

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Good evening all.

Over the years my PC has gradually slowed down until I eventually took the plunge and decided to increase the memory, I used the scanner on and upgraded from 1GB (2 x 512mb), to 2GB (2 x 1GB) and according to these new modules are supposedly compatible with my system. The old modules are labelled M2U51264DS8HC3G-5T 512MB DDR-4000mHZ-CL3 PC32200U-30331 and the new modules are labelled 1GB DDR PC2700 and the installation of the new modules seemed to go without a hitch, also my PC did speed up briefly but after a couple of days it has got even slower than it was before with half the memory and sometimes it freezes completely.

I have since scanned my PC for malware, just in case, and the free Avast did find and remove a couple of things including a trojan but this didn't make any difference whatsoever to the speed, which if anything is getting even slower.

That's about as much as I can manage so I was wondering if anyone can help me to speed up my PC up again or have I just wasted 50 of my hard earned?

Thanks in advance,


A:Solved: Memory upgrade problems.

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I have a 4 yr old Dell Dimension E510 with only the 512 memory it came with. The computer is painfully slow while playing online games and sometimes just surfing in general. I've done the disk clean-up, degragmentor, increased virtual memory, deleted cookies and all, and it's still slow. Only thing left I could think of is to install more memory.

I bought a PNY 2 x1 GB DDR2 PC2-5300 set from Staples today but before I open in, can anyone confirm that it's compatible with my computer and if it will even help?


A:Solved: Memory Upgrade advice

Looks perfect, Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.*

Thats dual channel 2GB. It should make things run much better.

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Hi Everyone,

I currently have the following memory installed in my computer.

2 X 256MB 16x(16Mx8) DDR - SDRAM PC2100 - 233-750 (CL2.5 up to 143MHz) (CL2 up to 133MHz. 184 pin

I don't understand all that but that's what's showing as the type of RAM I have.

The following is what I'm considering buying but I'm not sure if it will be compatible with what I've listed above. They say it's backward compatible but I don't know.
I'd appreciate your advice and opinion. Thanks.

JEDEC Standard 184-pin Dual In-Line Memory Module

128x4 DDR 400Mhz 184Pin DIMM Module

Performance: PC3200
DQ DQ Burst Frequency: 400MHz
Inputs and outputs are SSTL-18 compatible
SDRAM have 4 internal banks for concurrent operation
Differential clock inputs
Data is read or written on both clock edges
Bi-directional data strobe with one clock cycle preamble and one-half clock post-amble
Address and control signals are fully synchronous to positive clock edge
Programmable Operation:
Burst Type: Sequential or Interleave
Burst Length: 4, 8
Operation: Burst Read and Write
Auto Refresh (CBR) and Self Refresh Modes
Automatic and controlled precharge commands
Serial Presence Detect
SDRAMs in FBGA Package
RoHs compliance

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade Help Needed

by: The best way to buy compatible memory is to use a Memory finder from one of the companies that manufacture or sell Memory sticks.
Go to and use thier memory advisor. It's free to use and they will recommend and guarantee the memory will work.
You will need to know your computer's name (Dell, e-Machines, HP, etc) or the motherboard name.
Another source is
The stick you're looking at will probably work, but why take chances?

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Hi folks!

I'm looking at increasing PC memory and need some pointers, please. I currently have 3 slots for memory. 2 of them are used with a 32MB and a 64MB cards. Both are SDRam.

What I could do with knowing is what can I upgrade to? Is it determined by the motherboard or processor or...what?

Any advise would be welcomed, as I'm not well up on the intricacies of memory!!



A:Solved: Memory upgrade advise sought!

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I have replaced memory in other computers in the past but this new INspiron seems to have an additional step in the process: temp. removal of PCI cards before new mem. install. What"s up with that?
The instuctions are straightfoward enough but is the procedure necessay? Also, the sticks must be installed in a certain order?
Thanks, Doc...

A:Solved: memory upgrade in Dell Inspiron 531

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vaio won't restart after memory upgrade
My Vaio was so slow I went to and ran their system scan to see if I could add memory. I bought their recommended 2 gig kit and removed my 512 card , installed their two 1 gig cards and then my system started just fine. I re-ran Crucials scan and it showed I only had 1 gig installed and one empty slot. So I shut down, removed and reinserted the two one gig cards, both clicked in just fine, but now when I started my Vaio again I just get a black screen. Lights on, I hear the fan running, but no start up. Any suggestions? Crucial support is closed for the night.

A:Solved: vaio won't start after memory upgrade

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I currently have 2- 256MB of DDR333/PC2700 in my system. The maximum is 2GB of 2700 or 3GB of 2100. I was wondering if I could add one 512MB of DDR266/PC2100 in the 3rd slot for a total of 1024MB Ram. My ASUS user's manual says that if more than 2 DIMMS of 2700 is installed the system will revert to a maximum speed of 266. Since I'm not adding a 3rd 2700 DIMM what will happen? Or should I just get the 2700 and let it revert back to 266Mz?

A:Solved: Asus A7S333 Memory Upgrade

In order to achieve optimum performance you would want to run pc2700 ram. By mixing pc2700 and 2100 you would default to 266 regardless.

Common question really. If i were in your shoes i would think about ditching one or both of the 256mb sticks and install 2x512mb sticks of pc2700.

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Alright, guys. Now before you go dissing my laptop, try to keep in mind that I was looking for a machine that did everything I wanted for $200, and found that (I didnt spend a penny more). My PC handles the intense stuff but this laptop chats with buddies, surfs the web and loads USB homework papers at most, usually. I didnt need anything super, but it came with a docking station, battery, their carrying case, cable, RW drive, PC cards among other little tools I got hooked up with, and happens to support my every camera/scanner/external drive/etc toy that I have!

And unlike other 1999 laptops, this one has a very easy-to-access upgrade area. I can remove the hard drive in the blink of an eye. Just wanted to mention that - in the past, I'd post about a question and all I got in reply was, "You overpaid for that piece of crap" instead of help.

I have the following machine:

Link with the exact photo is here
(Notice the digital display at the top of the keyboard looks exactly like mine)

But the Pentium II version explanation is here
(please read the brief explanation and scroll down to the 333MHz version)

Hard to believe that in 1999, totaling everything I got in the deal would have been over $3000.

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A:Solved: DIMM Memory upgrade advice?

According to Crucial
the Micron Transport NX can hold a maximum of 384MB SODIMM RAM
Since they recommend of 128MB module I would assume that each slot would accept at least that size. At present your notebook has 192MB.

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I''ve just upgraded my Athlon AMD XP computer from 512 Mb to 2G kingston RAM in two sticks. On first boot it gave me "CMOS settings wrong". I went in and noticed the time was incorrect, so changed it, and altered settings to "Best performance settings". I then shutdown as am concerned I might cause damage.

Is there anything I need to do. The HowTo's I've read dont mention CMOS changes.


A:Solved: Memory upgrade gives CMOS error

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Hi folks,

A simple question...Am wanting to up my XP system RAM to a gig by adding another 512mb (only two slots on the motherboard).
The module currently installed is a 512mb PC2700 (333MHZ).
If I added another 512mb stick of PC2100 @ 266MHz would I really notice a difference?

I realize the slower module would be my weakest link, but would I really notice the slow-down in apps like 3D games and photo editing progs?

Reason I ask is because I found a module on ebay that (for now) is a much better price than what's generally available.
(Spoken like a true cheapskate, no? )

A:Solved: Memory Upgrade (?) question...PC2700 to PC2100

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One of our older (2003) Gateway 300S computers at work running Windows XP home gives a low memory warning when opening certain MS-Excel files. When I checked the system settings I found out that it only had 128 Meg of RAM. Entering the serial number on the Gateway site shows that this #5000643 256 MB, PC133, 168 Pin DIMM SDRAM is a suitable part to increase the memory:

Someone went to the local Fry's at lunchtime and, based on the salesperson's recommendations, purchased a 256 MB PQI 48750 / MS3856UOE part as described here:

It fit and locked into the second slot on the motherboard with no problems. All I got was 3 long POST beeps when I turned the computer on and that is as far as it went for boot up. I powered down and then tried just the new memory in the slot used for the original 128 MB part and got the same POST beeps. The computer still boots normally with just the original 128 MB of RAM.

Am I missing some detail in the specs that makes this new memory not compatible with the Gateway 300S or could we have just purchased a bad part?

A:Solved: Gateway 300S Memory Upgrade Problems

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Hi all,
I just added an edge 256MB 3.3v 168 pin SDRAM DIMM PC-133 on my Gateway P4 1.5Ghz with 256MB already in there.

After the install, my monitor went to 4bit color on and 800x600 display with no other options available to select. removing the upgraded memory had no effect, neither did;
-troubleshooting the monitor driver
-checking drivers for NVIDIA Geforce2 MX 200
-Reducing the hardware acceleration to minimum

Any ideas on what to try next?

A:Solved: color display probs after memory upgrade

Try reseating the video card. You may have bumped it while you were inside the machine. Ram itself wouldn't cause this to happen to my knowledge.

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I really used to be up on the latest and greatest thing in personal computers. Its easy to get behind. So I learned the hard way that DDR 184 pin memory wont work in a DDR2 240 pin slot. Oh it will fit into the slot with much persuasion but it wont work.

I have an HP Pavilion a1120n Media Center PC. It has 4 (2 banks of 2) memory slots. 2 blue slots and 2 black slots. My PC came with 2 256 MB PC-2 3200 DDR SDRAM memory (it says that on the label on the front of the machine). Apparently the PC-2 is what I ignored from the start. I think that was the clue that I missed, telling me that I should have ordered DDR2 memory, which has 240 pins. 120 pins on each side.

I ordered the suggested memory upgrade kit from The 184 pin DDR memory that they sent to me looked like the memory I had in my Pavilion. After some very sore thumbs the memory did go into the slot, but when I turned the computer on, it would not start up. After 4 calls to HP, I still did not understand what was going on. After searching the Web, I was thinking that maybe I did have DDR2 memory in my machine. At a loss, I turned my Pavilion off, grounded myself, pulled one of my DIMMs out and counted the pins on the front of my memory. Sure enough I counted 120 pins. Even on the phone with HP they kept suggesting the 184 pin memory. I did call them back and told them that I counted 120 pins on my memory and the technician did not know what that meant.

At any rate, Im glad my Media Center PC has... Read more

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Hi all. I have a new Acer Aspire One A0722 that I got on sale for really cheap at Target. I really like the machine but sometimes Windows seems slow. I wonder if it needs more memory since I read this forum and it seems like additional memory would make things more responsive for me.

Does anybody know how to do a memory upgrade on this Acer? Pictures would be greatly appreciated as I am somewhat computer dumb and have not done anything like this before.

Thx to you in advance. Really appreciate it!!!

A:Solved: How to upgrade memory on Acer Aspire One A0722

It's a netbook. More memory is not going to improve the performance significantly. If you just bought it, and you think it's slow, I suggest you take it back and buy a regular laptop with a more powerful processor.

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Im new here and consider myself reasonably knowledgeable about pc hardware. Hope things wont get too complicated.

Yesterday I've upgraded my memory from 8 to 16 gb. I know that timings are important when adding memory to an existing module, the same goes for voltage. But when I checked my specs after installing it, I noticed different JDEC clock speeds available to the new module. However the 800mhz speeds show the exact same timings

The question is: Will this cause problems?

Added image:


A:Solved: Memory upgrade, Timing difference issue?

Regardless of what is available, the system will only use speeds in common to all installed sticks.

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

There are various claims that 14z/n411z can be upgraded to 16GB (unofficial or therotical based on CPU-i5 being Sandy bridge)

Here are the main issues on this subject that has left many customers scramble for answers and find themselves confused:
* It is the interest of customers that Dell come out with an official statement "confirming" or "denying" if this is possible
* Yes, at the time of sale Dell stated that max permitted was 8GB. But now therotically (Sandy Bridge CPU can support 16Gb) and based on other users experiments it seems possible, but no concrete/firm proof available.
* If it is possible, Dell can always state that it will not support 16GB, though it (Dell) has tested it as possible in their labs.
* In the absence of a confirmation from Dell, most memory vendors are not selling memory 16 GB upgarde for Inspiron using their "configurators".
* There is another confusing twist to this problem, created by the fact there is another Dell XPS model facing same problem. But they newer CPU, for which most vendors are selling the memory upgrade on their configurators.
* For Dell, most users are now "past their Warranty" period. There is no liability in answering this question. In the LARGER interest of customers Dell should clear this doubt.
For those users who have done this at their home or office, can you please show us ... Read more

A:Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

There are various claims that 14z/n411z can be upgraded to 16GB (unofficial or therotical based on CPU-i5 being Sandy bridge)

Here are the main issues on this subject that has left many customers scramble for answers and find themselves confused:
* It is the interest of customers that Dell come out with an official statement "confirming" or "denying" if this is possible
* Yes, at the time of sale Dell stated that max permitted was 8GB. But now therotically (Sandy Bridge CPU can support 16Gb) and based on other users experiments it seems possible, but no concrete/firm proof available.
* If it is possible, Dell can always state that it will not support 16GB, though it (Dell) has tested it as possible in their labs.
* In the absence of a confirmation from Dell, most memory vendors are not selling memory 16 GB upgarde for Inspiron using their "configurators".
* There is another confusing twist to this problem, created by the fact there is another Dell XPS model facing same problem. But they newer CPU, for which most vendors are selling the memory upgrade on their configurators.
* For Dell, most users are now "past their Warranty" period. There is no liability in answering this question. In the LARGER interest of customers Dell should clear this doubt.
For those users who have... Read more

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Hi guys,

Everyone's been most helpful and very quick to respond here so I've come back with a new question.
Basically, I've just got my old Sony Laptop out of repair after a few months of problems and thought it was about time to give it a nice Spring upgrade anyway, especially since I expect memory will be dirt cheap for such an old machine and I want to be able to run it smoothly.

Anyway, I had a look on Crucial's website and ran the system checkup and they gave me the advice of ripping old the existing memory and replacing it with a 2x 512MB memory upgrade which is really pretty much what I expected. Is Crucial the best route to go down though?

I've bought from them before for my HP Media Center upgrade just because I didn't really know what I was buying and wanted to make sure it was right as it was an urgent purchase, so chose the easy route. But this time, if I can save a bit, it'd come in handy, especially as Crucial seem a bit on the pricey side.

Here are the specs of the memory they say to upgrade to anyway:

200-pin SODIMM
DDR PC2700

Any suggestions?

A:Upgrading Sony Laptop - Memory Upgrade - "Crucial"?

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I have just bought some new memory, 2 x 1 gig, inserted it and ran the test. I get one error in the Stride38 test. Address expected is different to the one returned.

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Thanks for your response

A:MEMORY UPGRADE - Windows Memory Diagnostics Flags 1 Stride38 Error

please read the sticky about upgrading memory.

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A:Solved: laptop memory

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A:Solved: Upgrading memory on laptop

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It's been quite a while since I've been here but, I've always found the help I need so here goes:

I have an HP - Compaq Pavilion dv2015nr Laptop/Notebook

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2GB kit (1GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-5300 memory module
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Package: 200-pin SODIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-5300
Specs: DDR2 PC2-5300 CL=5 Unbuffered NON-ECC DDR2-667 1.8V 128Meg x 64

They also say that my laptop does not support dual channel.

I found this at Newegg ....

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AC667 - Retail
Buffered/Registered: Unbuffered
Cas Latency: 5
Heat Spreader: No
Voltage: 1.8V
Model #: CT2KIT12864AC667
Item #: N82E16820148086
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I feel silly but don't want to make any mistakes. Any help is appreciated.

A:Solved: Another laptop memory question

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Here are my specs (my model number is HP ENVY Sleekbook 6-1129WM):
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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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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A:Solved: Toshiba laptop memory

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A:[SOLVED] Ram upgrade on laptop

How much RAM shows in BIOS?

Re-seat both sticks of RAM - switch slots.

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My specs are attached.
Thank you.


A:Solved: Laptop cpu upgrade help please

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Hi there
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Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
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Thank you in advance.

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A:VISTA Ultimate Upgrade Reboots with Memory Upgrade to 3 GB

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