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Windows 7: Ram upgrade on my new laptop

02 Feb 2012   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Anytime!


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02 Feb 2012   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

deacon is absolutely right. My Daughter's laptop had 2GB of very slow ram. I upgraded it with a matched set of 4GB of faster ram. The winsat score is lower now than it was before. And the ram is within the motherboard specs.
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02 Feb 2012   #13
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
deacon is absolutely right. My Daughter's laptop had 2GB of very slow ram. I upgraded it with a matched set of 4GB of faster ram. The winsat score is lower now than it was before. And the ram is within the motherboard specs.
Thanks Steve, I can live with a lower score as long as the performance increases.

I guess I'll find out, I just ordered these,

8GB Kit (4GBx2), 204-pin SODIMM, DDR3 PC3-10600 upgrades for HP - Compaq Pavilion g7 (AMD DDR3) Laptop/Notebook, CT2388539 from Crucial.com
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02 Feb 2012   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I think you will be happy with that ram. I've always thought that more ram is better than faster ram (unless you can have both) I know that my Daughter's laptop, even though it gets lower winsat scores, sure operates much better.
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02 Feb 2012   #15
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I think you will be happy with that ram. I've always thought that more ram is better than faster ram (unless you can have both) I know that my Daughter's laptop, even though it gets lower winsat scores, sure operates much better.
That's all I want.

I'll post back with the final results.
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02 Feb 2012   #16
Fantail

7 x64 | 7 x64
 
 

If I bought factory ram from dell it would have been an ok safe bet but more expensive and slightly slower.
People have laptops with isolated incompatabilities sure, but the g-skill I got from newegg rocks and passed the diagnostic memtest 100%. What a difference it made. And that's with ddr2, seems I bought it just in time price went back up a week later.
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03 Feb 2012   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Even if the memory was a little slower, you'd hardly notice. The gains for having an extra 4 GB of memory, especially if you doing something that will need that much, will far outweight any minor "speed" decrease.
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08 Feb 2012   #18
derekimo

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Everything went smoothly, Thanks for the help. Solved.

Before and after WEI's, bumped my RAM score up pretty good.


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08 Feb 2012   #19
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

good thing i caught this thread i might be going that route plus i wonder if i can upgrade the graphics in the laptop i just gotten
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08 Feb 2012   #20
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Good job, Derek. That was a nice bump in the WEI score. Well, done.
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