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Windows 7: Can i upgrade my RAM?

29 Jan 2011   #1
aimpacc

Windows 7 HP
 
 
Can i upgrade my RAM?

i have a computer ACER 4736ZG with:
Intel pentium processor T4300
NVIDIA geforce g105m
2+1GB ram DDR2

i am getting 4GB DDR3 1333 and im not sure if my computer will support it. i will remove the 1GB ram and replace it so i get 6GB RAM total.

also im not sure about mixing up a DDR2 and a DDR3 RAM

Im noob at computers and i got a report for my comp from CPU-Z if u need it. i dont know how to read it anyways...

Mypc.txt

thx




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29 Jan 2011   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi aimpac, from what I can see from the acer website your laptop will only run on ddr2 memory at the most pc2- 6400 you would be better sticking with pc2-5300 Acer Support: Drivers & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 4736ZG you will be wasting your money trying to install 1333mhz memory on a system designed to run 333mhz memory
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29 Jan 2011   #3
aimpacc

Windows 7 HP
 
 

wat if i get a 4GB DDR2 instead of a DDR3??? would it make a difference?? and would it work??
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29 Jan 2011   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aimpacc View Post
wat if i get a 4GB DDR2 instead of a DDR3??? would it make a difference?? and would it work??
If you are using the 32bit operating system ,windows will only "see" it as 3.5 gb ,if you are using 64 bit OS then windows will use all 4gb make sure you get PC2-5300 ram DDR2
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29 Jan 2011   #5
aimpacc

Windows 7 HP
 
 

im using win7 HP 64 bit, and again im noob at computers...wat is pc2-5300??
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29 Jan 2011   #6
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aimpacc View Post
wat if i get a 4GB DDR2 instead of a DDR3??? would it make a difference?? and would it work??
hiii aimpacc,
it will be totally a waste of money of urs if u buy a 4gb DDR2 module because ur each slot supports only 2GB DDR2 RAM chip. And so u can maximize ur memory only upto 4GB(2+2).
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29 Jan 2011   #7
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by multibot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aimpacc View Post
wat if i get a 4GB DDR2 instead of a DDR3??? would it make a difference?? and would it work??
hiii aimpacc,
it will be totally a waste of money of urs if u buy a 4gb DDR2 module because ur each slot supports only 2GB DDR2 RAM chip.
I think that is what the OP intends to do 2x2gb modules
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29 Jan 2011   #8
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aimpacc View Post
im using win7 HP 64 bit, and again im noob at computers...wat is pc2-5300??
PC2-5300 is the speed of the ram, your motherboard supports ram at a speed of 333mhz when you go to buy the ram look for the label on the module it will state ddr2 pc2-5300
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29 Jan 2011   #9
multibot

windows 7 rtm ultimate build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by multibot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aimpacc View Post
wat if i get a 4GB DDR2 instead of a DDR3??? would it make a difference?? and would it work??
hiii aimpacc,
it will be totally a waste of money of urs if u buy a 4gb DDR2 module because ur each slot supports only 2GB DDR2 RAM chip.
I think that is what the OP intends to do 2x2gb modules
yes..
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29 Jan 2011   #10
aimpacc

Windows 7 HP
 
 

confused...sry im noob. so i should not buy 4gb ram rite?
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