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Windows 7: RAM upgrade on DELL laptop

10 Dec 2011   #1
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 
RAM upgrade on DELL laptop

Hi guys,

Got a DELL laptop.I currently have 3 GB RAM installed.

Was wondering if i could upgrade RAM to at least 4 GB.I contacted DELL and they were charging a bit too high for RAM upgrade considering RAM's are so cheaper these days.

I want your valuable suggestions as to can i upgrade my RAM if i buy RAM stick's from any retail computer shop??

Secondly can i insert newly purchased RAM into my laptop myself or do i have to bring laptop to some trained technician??

My current RAM configuration is (1x1 GB,1x2 GB) as checked using speccy.

Thanks in advance


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10 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreamer View Post
Hi guys,

Got a DELL laptop.I currently have 3 GB RAM installed.

Was wondering if i could upgrade RAM to at least 4 GB.I contacted DELL and they were charging a bit too high for RAM upgrade considering RAM's are so cheaper these days.

I want your valuable suggestions as to can i upgrade my RAM if i buy RAM stick's from any retail computer shop??

Secondly can i insert newly purchased RAM into my laptop myself or do i have to bring laptop to some trained technician??

My current RAM configuration is (1x1 GB,1x2 GB) as checked using speccy.

Thanks in advance
Go to Crucial.com.

Let it "sniff" your PC to find out what RAM it needs. Or you can manually enter the make and model number into their configurator.

It will show you the compatible RAM.

Then find a local dealer for that same part number of Crucial RAM.

If you note the complete specifications on the Crucial RAM, you could probably buy another brand that worked just as well if it matches all the specifications.

You can replace it yourself.
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10 Dec 2011   #3
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

My RAM specifications are as follows:

Type DDR3
Size 1024 MBytes
Manufacturer Samsung
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)

Type DDR3
Size 2048 MBytes
Manufacturer Nanya Technology
Max Bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)


TIA

Any video tutorial how to replace RAM on laptop???
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10 Dec 2011   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Yes, you can install the memory yourself, but you must be careful while you are doing it.
To help you, do a search for How to install memory, and you will find YouTube videos, and sites that can explain it in detail.

There are several ways to do it, but I would take the memory page information that speccy provided to your local shop, and see if they have a match.

In order to raise the amount of ram to 4GB you would have to take, and replace the 1x1 with a 1x2 that would match the 1x2 that you currently have installed.


Hi ignatz, I see you beat me to it.
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10 Dec 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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10 Dec 2011   #6
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
In order to raise the amount of ram to 4GB you would have to take, and replace the 1x1 with a 1x2 that would match the 1x2 that you currently have installed.
One question though is it necessary that 2 slots should match in configuration say like 1x2 and 1x2 should be 2 GB each for total of 4 GB or i can have say 1x4GB (replaced) and 1x2GB (original) for grand total of 6 GB memory.

Thanks for the reply guys.Love this forum to bits
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10 Dec 2011   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreamer View Post
One question though is it necessary that 2 slots should match in configuration say like 1x2 and 1x2 should be 2 GB each for total of 4 GB or i can have say 1x4GB (replaced) and 1x2GB (original) for grand total of 6 GB memory.
Well, you currently have a 1 gig stick and a 2 gig stick.

So it appears they don't have to match in size.

How much RAM you can use is unknown since it's only you that knows what Dell model you have.

Or you could go to Crucial.com.
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10 Dec 2011   #8
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Well, you currently have a 1 gig stick and a 2 gig stick.

So it appears they don't have to match in size.

How much RAM you can use is unknown since it's only you that knows what Dell model you have.

Or you could go to Crucial.com.
According to crucial.com each slot can have maximum 8 GB RAM.

Anyway looking at my current configuration should have given me answer to my own question regarding matching RAM's.

This night is slow for working of my brain

Thanks again and marking this thread as solved.
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10 Dec 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is easy to do but not really worth it. Especially if you have a 32bit OS - then you will not be able to use more than 3.25GBs of RAM.

I have 3GB and 4GB systems (all running Win7) and I notice no real difference.
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10 Dec 2011   #10
dreamer

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It is easy to do but not really worth it. Especially if you have a 32bit OS - then you will not be able to use more than 3.25GBs of RAM.

I have 3GB and 4GB systems (all running Win7) and I notice no real difference.
I have one application which takes a fair bit of RAM so upgrading even by 1 GB will make my other software's to run a bit faster.

I have 64 bit OS Windows 7
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