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Windows 7: upgrade RAM?

31 Oct 2011   #1
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 
upgrade RAM?

how do u upgrade RAM?


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31 Oct 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Find out how much RAM your motherboard will support.

Find out how many RAM slots your motherboard has.

Find out what type of RAM your motherboard requires.

Decide how much total RAM you want.

Shop for the particular type and size of additional RAM you want to buy.

You might replace the existing RAM sticks or you might keep them and buy additional sticks.

What you should do depends on what your investigation of the above reveals.

The first step is to identify your motherboard.
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31 Oct 2011   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

a good tool to help guide you is RAMMON a free windows program from pasmark

LINK >>> PassMark RAMMon - Identify RAM type, speed & memory timings make sure you use the 64BIT download for your specification of your machine

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RAMMon is an easy to use Windows based application that allows users to quickly retrieve the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) data from their RAM modules. It will allow users to identify a multitude of attributes, of which, includes the manufacturer, the clockspeed and other data of their DDR2, DDR3, XMP and EPP memory devices and even some older memory types. It uses SysInfo DLL SDK to gather the SPD attributes from RAM devices. This information provides a snapshot of the available data for each RAM module installed on the system.

What is SPD?
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) is the standard set forth by JEDEC for a host system to retrieve attributes of memory modules. The SPD standard is intended for use on any memory module, independent of memory technology or module form factor.

RAMMon displays the values stored on RAM module such as the memory capacity, the manufactuer, serial number, model part number, the CAS latencies supported and the module voltage.

Also, depending on your RAM type, other specific SPD data can be retreived as well. Such as the module thickness, module width, maximum operating temperature and more.
also go to crucial and use there memory upgrade tool this will show you what you have and what you could use LINK >>> SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com

and here is some video to help show you how to install LINK >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGTT0...layer_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye6W6...layer_embedded


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31 Oct 2011   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Go to crucial.com and look your system up. It will tell you what kind and how much your system can handle. Then you can shop around once you have that information.
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31 Oct 2011   #5
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Go to crucial.com and look your system up. It will tell you what kind and how much your system can handle. Then you can shop around once you have that information.
The Crucial site also has a scan feature to scan your PC and tell you what is installed.

Jim
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31 Oct 2011   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If you meant to list HP mini then there are 3 models
110 has 1gb 1 slot max
210 has 1gb -2gb 1 slot max
dm1z has 2gb - 8gb 2 slot max.
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06 Nov 2011   #7
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

this one is HP Mini 110.
thank u.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
If you meant to list HP mini then there are 3 models
110 has 1gb 1 slot max
210 has 1gb -2gb 1 slot max
dm1z has 2gb - 8gb 2 slot max.
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07 Nov 2011   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

fluidmotion, It would seem that you may not have much ram upgrade options unless your 110 is loaded with less than a gb stick. Also not sure if the slimmed down W7 will allow the readyboost feature. If the unit has a sd slot or usb then you can try to configure it and see.
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13 Nov 2011   #9
fluidmotion

Win7 Starter 32 bits
 
 

this Win7 starter is able to do ready boost.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
fluidmotion, It would seem that you may not have much ram upgrade options unless your 110 is loaded with less than a gb stick. Also not sure if the slimmed down W7 will allow the readyboost feature. If the unit has a sd slot or usb then you can try to configure it and see.
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13 Nov 2011   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Then do you have a usb port or sd type card reader built into the unit. If so then purchase a 8-16 gb class 6 or higher drive and go for it. With 8-16 gb's you can define a portion of the drive to ReadtBoost then the balance for data or back up.
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