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

15 Nov 2010   #1
kueldood

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
is upgrading to 4 gig ram worth it?

currently im using a 2gig ram (1.74 usable).
and i just wanted to reduce the lag on my games.

but my question is.
how to i upgrade the ram on my computer (compaq cq62 215dx)
is 4 gig worth it?
should i install 3 gig instead?
CAN i install 3 gig?

i remember wanting to say something else but i cant think of it right now, so i will edit it in later.


thank you,
Aidan McHendry


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15 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kueldood View Post
currently im using a 2gig ram (1.74 usable).
and i just wanted to reduce the lag on my games.

but my question is.
how to i upgrade the ram on my computer (compaq cq62 215dx)
is 4 gig worth it?
should i install 3 gig instead?
CAN i install 3 gig?

i remember wanting to say something else but i cant think of it right now, so i will edit it in later.


thank you,
Aidan McHendry
Hi Aidan

Laptops are somewhat harder than desktops. If you are handy they still can be done. Go to the computer mfr and find the instructions for taking apart your lappy.

Make sure you aren't under warranty for this will void it.

Mine took me about 15 mins. 4 gigs are worth it but because you are 32bit you will only be able to use ~ 3.25 gigs.


Ken J
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15 Nov 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

We had a long discussion regarding this subject on this thread: Only 2.93gb of memory available

But in your case 3 GBs may make sense - if you can fit them.
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15 Nov 2010   #4
kueldood

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

oh well crap.
just looked into it.
i can only upgrade to 4 gigs of ram(minimum)...
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15 Nov 2010   #5
kueldood

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

no i have 64 bit
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15 Nov 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

With 64bit, 4GBs make a lot of sense.
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15 Nov 2010   #7
kueldood

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

oh ok.
so i guess ill order it, and get best buy to do it.
since i DON'T like NOT having a warranty...
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15 Nov 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The Geek squad is going to charge you an arm and a leg. It is dead simple to change the Dimms. You have many tutorials on the web. Here is an example: How to Replace the RAM in an Inspiron 1521 Laptop | eHow.com
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15 Nov 2010   #9
kueldood

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

really?
how much would they charge?
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15 Nov 2010   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kueldood View Post
really?
how much would they charge?
buying ram from best buy is a mistake first off i would order it off the web if possible and geek squad well there just a bunch of people with paper that say's they know what thiere doing ha

If you look around the employees that sell have no idea on thiere own product now if you really want help to work on it ask someone you can trust that would have a little more depth then you

If you trully need someone to do it for you i suggest looking for a legit shop owner none mainstream which he /or she would be more likly to charge you less

any big boy company like best buy would choke your wallet out before they solve the real problem

Example my cousin paid a arm and a leg for a package system the only real value part they gave him was a audigy sound card other then that it was a mess whole system was like 2000.00 and it ran like a p2 not like a p4
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