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Windows 7: which ram to buy for laptop

17 Oct 2011   #1
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
which ram to buy for laptop

hi all.
i have to put some more ram in my daughters win7 x32 laptop. at the min it only has 1gb (bought with 1gb installed). this is the stock ram elpida 1Gb 2Rx16 PC3-8500s-7-10-A1. i want to put 4GB in it. i know under 3GB will b usable. 3 is better than 1 lol.
this is the ram i plan on using. 2x 2GB Hypertec Hyperam (1x2GB) DDR3 PC3-8500 1066Mhz SODIMM Laptop Memory / RAM - Aria Technology

i think its ok but am not 100% sure.
is this ram ok??
shes only 10 so doesnt need anythin special
thanks as alwys any help is much apreciated


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17 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Use Crucial's memory scanner for accurate advice as to what extra RAM you can install.

http://www.crucial.com/uk/index.aspx...111017074306:s
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17 Oct 2011   #3
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

hi seavixen32
cheers 4 the quick reply.. thanks a lot. that is juts wot the doc ordered
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17 Oct 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

As you rightly pointed out, you won't get the full benefit of 4 GB on a 32-bit sysyem, but 3.25 GB is better than the 1 GB on your daughter's computer at the moment.
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17 Oct 2011   #5
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

cheers. i cant believe it was sold with 1Gb in it. it barely runs without crashing. an this is wot the goverment r giving grants for so kids have a laptop for school work lol. cant get anythin done on it..

repped
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17 Oct 2011   #6
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

its only really used for surfin at the min but will do her for school work when needed
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17 Nov 2011   #7
larsen99

Xp
 
 
which ram to buy for laptop

Can you tell me which machine are you currently using? You need to figure if your laptop supports the latest RAM configuration. If it does, then go for the latest DDR3 memory. That's your best bet.
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18 Nov 2011   #8
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Crucial scan has already need suggested. it does the leg work for you. They're cheap as well!

I got 4gb ddr3 ram for my mac for £22. Bargain

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18 Nov 2011   #9
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

alright folks. i bought the ram on the day i started this thread. i bought 4GB of crucial ddr3 as it was only 22. i didnt need anythin special as it was only going in my 10 yr old daughters acer extensa lappy. i know that win7 x32 will only use around 3GB but for some reason its only recognizing 2GB

cheers for the replies tho folks
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31 Jan 2012   #10
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

hi all
sorry to revive this old post but i can figure out why this laptop will only see 1.93GB of the 4GB i installed. i know windows x32 will only see just under 3GB. in the bios it says 1.93GB too but i cant chnage any settings in the bios as its only a cheap lappy. any ideas folks???
as always any help is much apreciated. cheers

edit: scrap that lmao. one of the sticks wasnt in properly. now its showing the 4GB installed n 2.93GB usable.
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