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Windows 7: is upgrading to 4 gig ram worth it?


15 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can get much higher quality RAM ordering from somewhere like Newegg or TigerDirect and installing it yourself for the price Bestbuy charges.


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15 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree with getting the ram and doing it yourself. However, the RAM might not be the lag issue on the game...it might be the video card. Which are often not changeable on a laptop...so you might be stuck with the lag.

If you are going to upgrade, I wouldn't go from 2 to 3. I would go to at least 4.
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15 Nov 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Service manual for the laptop in question can be found here,

Manuals for Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Page 53 & 54 show what to remove (basically 3 small screws and a cover) to change/replace memory modules.

And for anyone interested full specs for that laptop here,

Product Specifications Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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i just wanted to reduce the lag on my games.
What games?
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15 Nov 2010   #14

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

um
im not going to buy my ram from best buy
i just wanted them to install it so i dont break my computer
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15 Nov 2010   #15

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Service manual for the laptop in question can be found here,

Manuals for Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Page 53 & 54 show what to remove (basically 3 small screws and a cover) to change/replace memory modules.

And for anyone interested full specs for that laptop here,

Product Specifications Compaq Presario CQ62-215DX Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Quote:
i just wanted to reduce the lag on my games.
What games?
like minecraft, bfh.
(insert a bunch of shooters here)
the only game i'm about 90% lag free is maplestory
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15 Nov 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kueldood View Post
really?
how much would they charge?
More than the Dimms are worth.
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15 Nov 2010   #17

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

kueldood,

You can do this ! If I can talk a girlfriend through the installation who had never opened her laptop computer only to feel so empowered that she ordered ram for her desktop and installed that, you can do this ! The challenge is ordering the correct ram the install is a breeze. I would suspect that the laptop only has room for two ram modules and you will be removing two 1gig modules and replacing them with two 2 gig modules. There are two little locking tabs that once spread the ram module will tilt up and present it's self and once removed access to the the lower module is available, just repeat. You'll just install the ram by lowering it into those clips until they click home. Screw the plastic cover on the bottom of the laptop in place and turn the system on and it will see the new ram and your basically off to the races.
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15 Nov 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7 Premium, & XP
 
 

go to youtube. search "how to install ram", and you'll be good. It's the easiest thing to do on a PC/Laptop. (next to turning it on).
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16 Nov 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kneel View Post
go to youtube. search "how to install ram", and you'll be good. It's the easiest thing to do on a PC/Laptop. (next to turning it on).

Yea don't pay for something you can easily do yourself
I mean would you pay someone to survive in the jungle or would you do it yourself lol just being honest these people make alot of money off of people who could just take some time and do it themselves

Also the plus side would be not having to wait a few days till they decide to open it up it will take you under 15 minutes to perform what they'll do in days
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16 Nov 2010   #20

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

k, ill end up doing it myself.

i just need to get the money together.
since i'm 12 i cant get a job .
but thank you guys a lot!
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