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Question about my notebook's memory

Q: Question about my notebook's memory

I'm now to the forum,and I find it quite cool also the site.
So to the question,
I have one old notebook : Acer Aspire 3613 and it has two memory sticks(2x256 DDR2 @ 667MHz).
I want to add more,and to replace the old ones.But i don't know what is the limit or is there any?I was thinking of 2x1 GB @ 667 MHz.
Is it possible , can this notebook have this amount of memory.

I would be very grateful for every answer.

A: Question about my notebook's memory

Acer Aspire 3613 or other 3610 series
# Chipset: Intel 915GM
# Memory: DDR2 PC2-5300
# Maximum Memory: 2048MB
# Standard Memory: 512MB removable
# USB Support: 2.x Compliant
# Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Number of Slots: 2
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*

*Verifiable at the Acer Site

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Hi, The following link shows specs of your computer: Probably you are talking about storage (ie HDD), not memory (ie RAM). It is a very basic computer, buy then forget, not upgradable in many ways. My suggestion: use the SD card to download files to it, then install from (not to) there. Regards.

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I have a 5-year old notebook (Dell). It is still behaving well, but because it only has 64MB of RAM, there are some new applications that it will not run. Also, it takes forever to download some large files.

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1) Is it even possible to add memory to a notebook PC?

2) If it is possible, would I see significant improvement, re running larger applications and/or faster downloads?

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Can I install the modules myself of go pro?
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Right-click an empty space on the screen, then click "Personalize", then click "Display" - or - go to Control Panel - Display.

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One thing you could do is determine if you have a problem or not. When all the physical memory is used and swapping is needed you suffer a performance hit. When some physical memory is just gathering cobwebs you have no (immediate) problem. Windows 7 is pretty good at memory management. It will sometimes keep stuff in memory just because the space is available and maybe you will gain performance by not having to load whatever it is.

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A:Notebook model: 13-u105nl Memory and hdd Upgrade

The memory is upgradeable to 16 gigs of DDR4-2133 in 2 slots or 2 x 8 gig.  It can take an M.2 mSSD drive, but only as an alternative to a regular 2.5 inch hard drive. There is a single bay and port and which drive you install depends on the adapter used.  HP has not yet posted a Manual for the 13-u100 series but the Manual for the 13-u000 series is available and shows access to the M.2 slot and memory. Manual  See pages 42 and 56. Memory upgrade is particularly challenging as it requires removal of the motherboard.  Post back with any questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.         

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I currently have an Acer Travelmate 529ATX Notebook, which uses an ATI Rage Mobility video chip, with 8MB of RAM.

Now, I know this isn't especially powerful when compared to newer chips - so here's my question:
Is there any way of enhancing the memory or performance of this chip to allow me to play certain games? Nothing fast, mind you - as a case in point, I wanted to play the game "Syberia", which gives as a requirement - "3D video card, minimum 16MB of RAM".

Am I stuck? The computer itself has 256MB of SDRAM.

Thanks very much for your help...

A:Upgrading notebook video card memory?

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I have seen many answers to this question. Can my notebook be upgraded to 16G offers it but i  have seen posts that say only 8GHP Notebook - 15-af131dx  win 10 64b  AMD Quad-Core A6-5200

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Where can I find a video That I have a pdf guide me how to disassemble and change hdd and ram memory in the Notebook 15 model r239nl . Thanks

A:Change Hdd and Memory in Notebook 15 model r239nl?

Hello, here is is the video and steps

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Please.. what the correct driver file I need in my notebook for works bluetooth and card memory!! I downloaded several, but continue dont works.. =(

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I have Gateway P6860 FX notebook with Vista Home Premiuim..It has worked perfectly for last three year with Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo, then all of sudden it would work off and on, now wont work at all, says can not reconize device. transfering pictures to a file

A:Notebook will not reconize Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo all of sudden

Have you tried another computer?

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I bought a new notebook and upgraded from windows 8.1 standard to pro so I can rdp into it.
I use rdp because it's easier to connect this way and take advantage of my desktop screens and keyboard/mouse.
When I am connected via RDP, the logonui.exe process takes more and more memory until the machine is unusable. I kill the process (or process tree) and it re-starts climbing in memory consumption once again.
It only happens when connected via RDP from my windows 7 Pro desktop.

James Eggebeen

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A:HP Notebook - 15-f125wm (Touch) (ENERGY STAR) WITH 1 MEMORY ...

Yes that would be the maximum

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I recently purchased and used a memory stick, which worked fine. After using it though, my disc drive and xD card reader do not work (these are the only "drives" I ever used prior to the memory stick).

When I put a disc in the disc drive it sounds like it's reading and the light on the disc drive door flickers as if it's reading, but nothing changes on the computer. I don't think there really is anything physically wrong with the disc drive because it sounds and acts like it always did when it worked. Prior to the memory stick I'd always used the disc drive for copying to DVDs and CDs, or for reading from them.

When I put an xD memory card in the xD memory drive/slot nothing happens. Prior to the memory stick I'd always used the xD drive/slot to read my camera's memory card.

I've tried rebooting and then also rebooting with the boot disc--at this point I'm willing to loose my data if I can get my disc drives working again. Obviously I'd be scared to use the memory stick again unless I can be advised on how to get everthing to work without one causing issues for the other as I believe is the case.

This is my thought (bear in mind I'm not a computer wiz): I think the memory stick somehow did an override on the drivers that run the other dirves.

Any help is greatly appreciated, a solution and lunch is on me!!!

A:Notebook Not Recognizing Disc And Xd Drives After Using A New Memory Stick

One thing you could try is to go into the Device Manager and delete the DVD drive and xD memory drive. Then reboot your computer and Windows should automatically recognise them as new hardware and install them.

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I'm planning to buy a notebook in the near future and my question would be: which graphics card should I prefer amongst these three:

ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
Intel GMA X3100
Geforce Go 6150

Mainly i'm planning to use this notebook for for "non-graphics stressing" applications but if I want to do some minor gaming (like some RTS games) what would you suggest?

Thanks for any suggestions :wave:

A:Notebook GFX question

i choose GMA X3100.

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I have a MSI K9A2 CF V2.

It supports Up DDR2 1066 and up to 8GB.

I have 2 2GB sticks right now which I will be moving to another computer. I wish to buy 2 sets of 2 2GB 10666. The board support 4 sticks of ram. If I buy 2 separate of the same memory will I have an issue meaning 4 total sticks of the same ram. Meaning will the sticks do there little duel channel thing??


A:Solved: Memory question DDR2 *not a comparing question*

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Do any of you know what the typical overall battery life for notebooks are?

I'm having an issue with my Sony VAIO notebook that I purchased in 2001 where, despite it being fully charged, it only lasts for about 10-20 minutes off of the AC Adaptor. Must I simply buy a new battery or is there a problem with the notebook itself that requires further attention?

If a new battery is a must, any preferences among you (seeing as how you are all far more knowledgable than I)?

A:Notebook Battery Question

Battery life

Battery life per charge obviously various a lot between machines and the sort of usage it has. Around 2 hours should be expected. My Thinkpad does nearly three hours on average.

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I want to watch my netflix instant viewing movies on my big tv instead of my gateway notebook. I see that I can buy many cheap cables that go from 15 pin to component but I had a question about sound since none of these cables seem to have that with them.

Is there such a thing as a full 5 component 15 pin cable and will that work. If not, what is the best way to transfer sound? Will I get good quality running a 1/4inch to 1/4inch cable from my notebooks headphone/speaker jack to the jack in my amplifier? I'm toying with buying one of the netflix boxes from netflix but I really don't want to. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. JC

A:15 pin to component question for notebook

A 15 pin VGA connector carries only video and the specs on conversion of the signal to component may not be what you expect so look closely at what its capable of before buying. You'll get good sound from a mini sterio jack line if the hardware is working good (not letting in interference).

By the time you get everything you need for that setup the price difference between that and a Netflix box won't be that great, and its probably a better solution imo.

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Hello techies, long time no see.
So here I have this aceraspire with a t2330 dual core worth 1.60 ghz clock speed and this other toshiba satellite a300 with a t5550 1.82ghz.
Can I put the toshiba CPU in my acer?
I already swapped rams and all seems fine, but when I attached the cpu the machine refused to start up. No bootscreen, no ramcount, no nothing. Only 2-3 seconds of machinerun then it shuts itself.
Why is this happening? Is there a way to overcome this terrible catastrophe?
Thank you all and have a nice weekend!

A:Notebook CPU swap question

Not info info. You need to post the exact model numbers of both, ie. Acer Aspire 5355-2678 and Toshiba Satellite A300-100US(or PSY0000-11111).

The CPU's use a different FSB and if the older Acer doesn't also support that faster FSB or if their BIOS doesn't CPU that CPU because they didn't add support for it then it won't work. You may need to update the BIOS to the latest version that Acer has posted.

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I just ordered a Dell Notebook and it comes with XP Media Edition. Can anyone tell me if I will be able to upgrade that OS software with Windows XP professional without any problems. I already have the disc from my PC and would like to know if I will encounter any problems with this. This Notebook will be used by my daughter at college.
Appreciate any advice.
Thank you.

A:question re Notebook XP software

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I have a DELL Inspiron 9100 Laptop, with Radeon 9700 graphics card, I have the operating system Windows XP, I play games alot, hence college, and after about 1-2 hours the frame rate begins to skip and the 'fast computer' sucks.

The following games I'm having the most trouble with:

Gunz Online
StarWars Battlefront II
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth

I can play StarCraft fine whenever I want to, but the other games the frame rate begins to screw up. Some people said that my graphics card is heating up too much, I have a power adapter by DELL, for 150W-AC Adapter.

Would this be a suitable notebook cooler for my problem?
And would increasing the 150W power supply help at all?

A:Notebook Cooling... Please Help with a Question.

That would probably be suitable.

Also, notebooks aren't well fit for gaming.

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i just bought a new toshiba laptop that i'll only use occasionally. how should i store it? usually for several days-up to two weeks at a time. should i leave it plugged into power supply? should i let battery rundown on occasion? even when i use it it will probably be plugged in. ty for any advice.

A:new notebook, storage question

Two items. 1) for LION batterys, it is best to store them for long periods of time @ around 40% capacity. 2) after you charge/dis-charge your battery, remove it from the laptop. Store it in a cool dry environment. I have a low use Thinkpad that I use less than once per month. I have had my batteries for this system for close to 3 years and have followed the above suggestions. The batteries today when fully charged still return the same usage as they did when they were new. If I need to use the Laptop in a non mobile environment, I always use it on the brick.


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I want to upgrade my laptops ram (it only has 512mb at the moment) and have a few questions.

Is A-Data a good brand for laptop ram?

Should I upgrade to 1024mb (1gb) or 1536mb (1.5gb)?

I mainly use the laptop for internet, dvds & music, web design (I have a testing server running on it), making flash animations and the occasional game of morrowind or similar. Also the graphics memory is shared up to 128mb (is it possible to increase this maximum?)

A:Quick Question about Notebook Ram

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What is the best choice in notebook processors.I currently only use Intel processors in all my desktops and have never used or ran any other brand of processors.This notebook will only used once in a while and as a backup computer.When it is in use,it will be used for some video editing.I want something with the most bang for the buck.I want a decent battery life out of the processor.I know what i want for the most part but i need some info on processor choices.I am looking to spend around $800.00 to $1000.00 and have been looking mostly at dell's.Thanks for any info you can share.

A:Solved: Notebook question

Quite frankly, for usage as you describe, I'd pick the one that is the most cost efficient. Take the attributes like battery life into consideration and look for the one that best meets the criteria. The processor choice is down the list a few notches. Currently, I believe Intel has the most power efficient processor/chipset combinations, but next week that could change.

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Hi- I picked up a used Dell notebook and have just installed win98SE and just a few other programs, no special mouse software... just Dell sound and video drivers, IE 6.0 and Windows Updates, SpyBot... I have used other notebooks, but never noticed what this crazy touchpad does on the Dell Latitude CPiA366- touching the pad like you were going to scroll the cursor over is having the same affect as a left click with mouse button, or Enter key- do all notebooks do this or all Dells?
Weird- put the cursor on a link and it is activated just by the pad when you put your finger on it- not even a tap really. Is there a way to turn down this too sensitive touchpad?

A:Notebook touchpad question

Found an answer to my question- seems this is how Dells work so all is fine.

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I upgraded the RAM on my laptop. Could someone explain to me this?

This is the RAM I bought (on
996644 - 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 SODIMM PC3-8500 7-7-7-20 Essentials (Dual Kit)

Speed Spec-


I understand the timings, but not the frequency...

A:Mushkin Notebook RAM Question

Hello there, merkat.

DDR = Double Data Rate

so, 533 x 2 = 1066MHz Frequency

Your RAM is ok, CPU-Z is showing the values it should

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I've only used desktop pc's since 1996. I'm getting a used notebook Friday and have a question about notebook's. Once the battery is charged , should I remove it when I'm using it while it's plugged into a electrical outlet at home ?

A:1st time notebook user question

I never do, but then I'm on AC power all day long at work, and usually on battery power every night when at home. So, my battery does get used on a daily basis.

With many new Ultrabook style notebooks, you cannot even remove the battery without disassembling the clearly the mfg's don't expect people to have the battery removed when fully charged.

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Hi HP and friends My friend is looking at purchasing a HP ProBook 450 G3 15 Notebook that comes with 256gb SSD, m.2 variety.  That means the 2.5" HDD bay should be empty.  Would there be any issue installing a 1tb hdd in this Hdd bay for extra storage, that is running the m.w ssd and hdd concurrently?  For example would the meager 45w power brick can handle the extra load?  just want to be sure before he purchases it. regards  choppa  

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I am planning to purchase a Laptop in the near future, I had originally planned
to purchase one this past Christmas (07) but held off. The newest laptops are
now arriving with the Intel Penryn CPU 45 nanometer. I have read some
about the Monteniva processor that's due out in the 2nd quarter tagged Centrino 2
Can anyone tell me if it might be worth holding off for that architecture and what advantages does it hold over the current Penryn?

Question - 2

Does anyone own a notebook with a SSD? If so how does it perform better than a Traditional Hard Drive.

Question 3 ? Has anyone heard anything about a 16 inch and/or an 18 inch screen notebook being introduced to by some vendors this year? If so do you know if they going to be Full HD Widescreens?

f.y.i ? This will be a desktop replacement.

Thanks for any responses!

A:Notebook 2008 purchase question

Good luck with your purchase, whatever you deside to buy

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Hello. I'm in the market for a new PC laptop, and I'm curious about my options for the graphics card. The laptop I'm getting will be high-end (around $2500 to $3000 most likely), and of all the sites I've checked out (mainly HP, Sony, and Dell), the best graphics card that I've seen available for any notebook is the 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M (there's also the 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon, but I've read that the 1GB GeForce is better). So, my question is -- is the 1GB GeForce the best graphics card out there that a notebook PC can use, or are there better ones that I could buy separately and install myself (or have someone install)? If so, I have two other questions. First, what is the best (or some of the best) graphics cards out there that I could buy and have installed on my laptop when I get it, and where can I find them? Second, how would I go about having the graphics card that I purchased separately installed? Could I do it myself -- remove the one the came with the laptop and install the one I bought separately (or can you install more than one on a single laptop)? Or would I have to take it to a shop to have them install it for me?

Any help regarding all or any of these questions will be very, very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

A:Getting new notebook -- question about graphics cards

I would suggest checking out Alienware ( They are probably the most well known power-house computer manufacture. Check out their M17X laptop and all of the upgrade options.

With regard to installing your own graphics card, I think it really depends on the laptop you get, and from who. A lot of companies are making it easier to get at certain laptop parts, with individual panels on the bottom. I know it's often pretty easy to swap out RAM and I think even hard drives, but I'm not too sure about graphics cards.

Find a laptop you like, and maybe check out some articles about it on the web, or possibly some youtube videos. Many reviewers (including here on Techspot) will give you a picture or two of the bottom, and show you how accessible things are.

I know this didn't fully answer your question, but I hope it helped some

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I have been running my PC without the battery for a while now and was wondering if you have any recomandations on where to purchase a new battery.

I have a dell 1701E ... Oh and I would rather not buy from Dell again.

I checked New egg and such but can't find a battery for replacment. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much!

A:Solved: Notebook Battery Question

Can anyone maybe just give me a link or an idea what I can check out?


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Just bought a Lenovo Notebook and made a Windows USB Recovery drive as was suggested. My question is:Should one be re-doing this procedure every so often as new Windows Updates come out?Or... is it better to use the original recovery drive from when the machine is brand new? Advice is much appreciated,T

A:New Notebook USB Recovery Drive question

Hi tsbh , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
When creating a recovery drive , what we have in mind is that if the harddrive physically went bad and you need to install back Windows and drivers to a new harddrive or just to fix the image is it gets corrupted and usual advance repair would no longer work. 
Microsoft would usually push automatic update every month and mostly likely be creating a restore point when doing this so check if system restore is also enabled. 
Depending on the user , having the original recovery media is enough as windows update have tendency to change from time to time modifying previous ones . Windows update certainly would take some time from an original image but technically it would be better so that only those needed by the machine and latest ones get sequentially pushed as some would require certain pre-requisites before others.
Keeping one original and another with major updates (ex. Windows 10 Anniversary Update / Service packs) would be a better if you have a lot of storage devices.
Hope this helps you on how best to proceed on your decision.

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I am having trouble getting my sony viao notebook (running microsoft windows xp home edition ) to project a dvd. It works great with cd's. I have a viewsonic projector and speakers. The audio portion of the dvd plays through the speakers but I cant get the image on the wall. I have checked with the projector manufacturer and all the settings and connections are fine. They suggested I check with the laptop manufacture to see if there are and hot key sequences specific to dvd's. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks, Pam

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I have a Compaq 2190US notebook (specs ) with XP-SP2 Home, and it sorta died over the weekend.

It seems that the networking portion of the OS went berzerk. I was hardly able to boot into windows at all, and if it did work it was incomprehensibly slow (like taking 5+ minutes to go from the logon screen to the desktop). Booting into Safe Mode worked fine, but Safe Mode With Networking had the same issue. That's why I believe the networking is the culprit (I know, my deductive reasoning powers are astounding!).

So I began following the MS KB article about troubleshooting with a clean boot, and tried doing what it said about removing unsigned drivers. Unfortunately, I didn't quite do what it said. When I did the search for unsigned drivers in windows/system 32/drivers, I clicked the "check subfolders" option, which I guess I shouldn't have done. It therefore found that everything in the "etc" subfolder was unsigned, so I tried removing that whole folder and placing its contents in another temporary folder in the root. I also removed two PGP drivers.

When I tried to boot back up, the system would completely freeze at the logon screen. Either that, or I at least could not interact with the system at all. The keyboard and mouse did nothing.

I tried using the Recover Console, but it won't let me access that temporary folder to copy the drivers back to windows/system 32/drivers/etc." So I tried doing a repair installation with the XP CD... Read more

A:Solved: Notebook Hard Drive Adapter Question

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This laptop currently has a Mobile DualCore Intel Core i3-3130M, 2566 MHz processor and I am looking to upgrade it to the Intel Core i7-4702MQ 2.20 GHz processor (Spares# 723522-001). It is listed in the service manual however I am unsure as to if the System Board will support it. The System Board is the original as is the processor and what makes me unsure is that the current processor (i3) is a FCPGA988 socket and the new one (i7) is a FCPGA946. Does anybody know where I can find more information on this? Also, if it requires a MB upgrade, does anybody know which ones will work in this chassis?Any help is appreciated! Thanks! ~DT 

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I inserted this wireless add-on card in my 4-1/2 year old HP Pavilion N5495 laptop, allowed Windows XP to recognize it during startup, inserted the CD and allowed the drivers to be installed, then was advised it was installed and ready for use. "Wireless Zero Configuration" in the Services list has been set to Automatic.

Is there anything else that I need to do in order to get it to work and make an active connection with a wireless signal? I'm doing this from inside my apartment, and so far no signal has been detected.

This is the very first time that I've used anything wireless, so forgive my ignorance.

The purpose of installing a wireless add-on card is so I can use my laptop at my weekly computer club meeting(which has a wireless network set up) and so I can use it at various hotspot locations.

One thing that I might add is that I do not currently have all the software installed that the setup wizard wanted to install. I previously had it installed, but it didn't do any good, so I uninstalled it and just installed the driver files.


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I want to sell (for peanuts!) my brokenPavilion DV6 3152sl but it still has got my personal files. Whichpart have I to bring out to be sure it will not has memory of myfiles?

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A:Bring out memory "chip" from broken notebook to resell

Hard drive big black thing on right under battery

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I recently aquired a Sony Viao, It has a Pentium 4 processor @ 1.9ghz, running Win XP pro. At the current moment I am using 128 mb (2x64) RDRAM. This machine really surprised me with its preformance so far. I would like to up grade the memory by adding 256 mb (2x128) of RDRAM. The machine has 4 slots for memory, currently I am using (o & 2) with blanks in (2 & 4). The memory I intend to try and use have the same spec's but are made by diffrent manufactures. Is this possible or does it have to be EXACT pairs from the builder.

A:Memory Question?

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I was wondering is it better to get a one gig stick of ddr or is it better to get 1 gig 2x512? I don't know what the differnce would be. Someone enlighten me please.

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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I currently have a desktop which has 8gb memory. I have no problems multitasking, but when I get on my laptop (4 gb mem) things are rather slow. I'm beginning to think memory is the key for running large programs or running programs that have large files, but I'm not sure. I just saw an ad for a 12gb mem desktop and I wonder if it would speed things up furhter.

Could someone clarify?

A:Question about memory

You cannot go only by the amount of RAM a computer has to determine how well it runs and multi-tasks.

Do the following in BOTH computers so we can view both logs and compare their hardware and operating systems.


Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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Buddy of mine needs some help...I just looked up at the Dell site for his computer specs, Its a Dell Poweredge 400sc by the says the only supported OS are windows 2000 server, window 2003 or red hat linux! He loaded XP home on it! He only has 128MB of ram on it. Will XP work on it and does he have to install his memory in pairs or can he just add a 512 stick and be good. Thanks for the help all. This was a two part question that I had posted in Hardware, I think this part of it is better off here....hope you admins dont mind.

A:OS and memory question

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I have 4 sticks of memory (1) 256 pc2700 (1) 512 pc2700 and (2) 512 pc 2100
I have only 2 slots for memory.
Whats best 768 of pc 2700 or 1G of pc 2100?

A:memory question

camelcart said:

I have 4 sticks of memory (1) 256 pc2700 (1) 512 pc2700 and (2) 512 pc 2100
I have only 2 slots for memory.
Whats best 768 of pc 2700 or 1G of pc 2100?Click to expand...

1 GB of 2100 if your computer is running at FSB 133 or lower.

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My ASUS A7V600-X MoBo supports up to 2 GB DDR PC3200 RAM or up to 3 GB DDR PC2700 RAM. My purpose in getting so much RAM is to run a RAM-Disk for gaming. Which configuration will give me the best performance? Is there a big enough performance gap to justify sacrificing 1 GB RAM?

A:Memory Question

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I have a Gigabyte Motherboard model#GA-MA790X-DS4 and currently have 4GB Ram..the Ram is G-Skill DDR2 1066
PC2 8500 Do I need to get the same manufacturer or can I use a different manufacturer just as long as the it is 1066mhz and PC2 8500 240pin? I am wanting to add 2 More GB.

Thanks in advance,

A:Memory Question

The Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 motherboard has 4 slots and supports up to 16 GB of RAM.

If it currently has a 2 GB module in 2 of its 4 slots, you should popular all 4 slots instead of leaving an empty slot.

Here are the specs for the 2 GB module(s) that you want to add to the current 2 GB modules:

Modules don't have to be from the same manufacturer, but there's less risk of conflict or incompatibility if brands, speeds, and capacities are the same.


You didn't say if your computer is running Windows 32-bit or Windows 64-bit.

If it's running Windows 32-bit, it won't recognize or use more than 4 GB of RAM.


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A few years ago, I added more RAM to my Gateway 650 Select desktop. With the Everest Home edition I can see now that I installed pc133 memory into my system which is set up for pc100. The thing seems to work fine with no problems. Should I take out the 133 and put in a 100 or is it okay to mix and match 100's and 133's?
(I currently have one slot with the original 64MB pc100 and the other slot has the 128MB pc133 in it.)

A:Another Memory Question

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I just bought a new computer, but it only has 256MB of memory. I'd like to upgrade to 512, but I've never done that before. Is there anything specific I should look for? For example, do I need to buy the same speed memory as my other memory? Same manufacturer? Is there a noticable difference in manufacturers?

A:Memory question

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Im thinking about buying a new mobo and I want to use my existing memory that I have which is pc2100. The new mobo supports-
*Four 184-pin DIMM sockets; supports 4 DIMM single/dual-channel DDR 400 memory with 4 DIMM DDR 400 support up to 4.0GB.

Will my memory work?


A:memory question

yup! It should work just fine.

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I wonder if you can add memory sticks that are not balanced. For example, one stick of 512, and one of 1gb. They are the same though, except different sizes.
I wonder if problems can occur because of that.

Also, would you guys help me find out how much total ram I can add to my system?
Because the guys from HP told me I can add to a total of 2 GB, and the guys from PQI told me 1GB. So I don't know which is it.

My specs are as following:
Motherboard Name: MSI MS-6577
Chip: North Bridge Intel Brookdale-G i845G

I have 2 slots. I was told I can add up to 1GB per slot. Recently I was told that I can only add up to 512 mb. So, I'm kind of confused.


A:Memory question

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does anyone know a good simple way to find out what is taking up so much memory that i dont need and can stop, or somehow make use less memory? i just start my computer its already using 3.4 gigs of ram

A:Memory question

hi there
type resmon in the start menu search box and click on the result a window should pop up showing resource monitor (as in my snap shot) you will now be able to see what windows has allocated your ram. please post a screenshot to the thread.

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I would like to upgrade the memory in my com but am having problems finding out which cards would be best for my com? Heres the info on the com.

Computer Make: VIA Technologies, Inc.
Computer Model: VT82C691
Computer Version:
Motherboard Make:
Motherboard Model: 693-596-W977
Motherboard Version:
Processor: Intel Pentium II 350Mhz
Memory: 8 slots: 128 MB, empty, 64 MB, empty, empty, empty, empty, empty

It appears that I can upgrade it but where do I start? Thanks!

A:Memory Question

The easiest way is to go HERE and input your information.

Good luck.


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Can I take my old memory out of my pentium 2 and put it in my new amd sempron p.c ?


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I have a Dell Optiplex 360 that I just upgraded to windows 7 64bit. It only has 2 memory slots and when looking it up by service tag # it says it only will take 4 gb total. I was advised by a computer shop that it would run that OS. Now I need to know if it will take 8 gb RAM. They also mentioned maybe installing a better video card. It is to be used for streaming video to you tube. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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have an NT4 server just updated the network to run on 100mg, all users have problems saving excell files to the server, "insufficiant memory to complete this action" when you say OK, it closes down, when you reopen the file it says it is still open.
The Page file size is 180 and 180
Mem is 128k


A:Memory Question???

Add memory!!! At least 512MB and your page file should be at least 600MB. You are running on a minimum configuration. That only allows the system to boot and not crash sitting still. Hope this helps.

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ok, i have an MSI 945P Platinum board for my first build. Looking at my options for memory, i want to do 2 GB (2X1 GB sticks) for dual channel. On the back of the box it says DDR2 667, can i use DDR2 675 (PC2 5400)? Any suggestions would be great, looking to order from newegg

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bump, please help

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Hi, I have 32 GB (2x16 GB) memory installed by Lenovo on my Thinkpad P70. They are 2133 DDR4. However, when I look at AIDA64 Extreme they show as 1064 MHz memory clock! I'm using Lenovo Power Optimized. Any idea how I can get them to 2133 MHz? Regards, Sepy

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I'm not familiar with AIDA64 Extreme but maybe it's showing the actual clock frequency, not the memory transfer rate?
DDR (dual data rate) RAM runs at 2x clock speed.  2x 1064 ~= 2133.

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Setup : Toshiba notebook with Intel Core 2 Duo, 2x 2GB RAM, ATi HD2600 Mobility Radeon, Vista business 32 bit

Memory : Total = 3096, Cached = 2175, Free = 0
Graphics : Total Available = 1535, Dedicated = 256, Shared System Mem = 1279

Question : I have installed 4GB of ram and in "basic information about your computer" it shows 4.00 GB yet in task manager the total shows as 3096, why is this that it doesnt show the full 4GB in task manager?

A:Memory Question

You're operating system is 32-bit, meaning you can only have 3.2GBs of ram. Source.

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I've got a MIO P350, and I bought a SD 256MB Kingston memory for it. Now, at first, when I plugged it in, the PDA detected it and had no problems with it. Though, once I plugged it out, I read on the manual that it'd be better to do something before plugging in the SD to the PDA, I didn't really understand. Anyway, I plugged it in again, and the PDA didn't detect it... How come?

A:PDA and SD memory question

Can you tell us exactly what the manual said re:

"I read on the manual that it'd be better to do something before plugging in the SD to the PDA"

Otherwise we would have to find a downloadable version of the manual, read it to try to work out just what it actually said. Which might not even be relevant after all the effort.

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