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Windows 7: RAM Upgrade


24 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
RAM Upgrade

Hey there.

Just wanted some advice as last time I bought some RAM it turned out to be pretty useless so just making sure its right this time.

My girlfriends Presario V6150EA is still going and I advised her to upgrade to windows 7. She thought this was a good idea but as the laptop comes with 1024Mb (2x 512Mb) I though that windows 7 would run a lot better with more RAM.

I looked up the specs for her laptop and the best (and cheapest) I could find was:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/95741

Is this compatible with the Presario V6150EA and would I be able to just buy 2 (2x 1Gb) of them and replace the old memory for it?

Thanks for your time and any help!

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24 Oct 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

In my opinion, and of many others, dont mix and match. RAM is cheap, buy all at once.
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24 Oct 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wowdude View Post
Hey there.

Just wanted some advice as last time I bought some RAM it turned out to be pretty useless so just making sure its right this time.

My girlfriends Presario V6150EA is still going and I advised her to upgrade to windows 7. She thought this was a good idea but as the laptop comes with 1024Mb (2x 512Mb) I though that windows 7 would run a lot better with more RAM.

I looked up the specs for her laptop and the best (and cheapest) I could find was:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/95741

Is this compatible with the Presario V6150EA and would I be able to just buy 2 (2x 1Gb) of them and replace the old memory for it?

Thanks for your time and any help!
You are correct: Win 7 will much better with more ram.

Also correct: Replace both modules. Never mix.

If that model will accept 2 x 2GB, this would be still better.

If not, be sure to get either a SD or af fast usb 2.0 4GB stick to use as "ReadyBoost" memory. This will bring a slight, but not overwhelming, improvement.

I recommend going to the manufacturer's website to find out which memory modules are compatible with the computer. Sometimes this is the full spec documentation for a computer.

More important is to run the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor to make sure if Win 7 will run or how on the computer.
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25 Oct 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

you can use the memory advisor at the crucial website to determine what type of memory you need.

RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com
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