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Windows 7: need some quick ram help

06 Mar 2012   #1
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
need some quick ram help

thinking about taking a ride to best buy and buying some ram for my laptop...

heres the specs:

HP Pavilion g7-1355dx Notebook PC Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

i need to know what i need to get because im lost.

is all ddr3 memory the same? what is the MHz on ram??

also whats the best brand names?

is corsair good?

thanks guys


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06 Mar 2012   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Grab this,

CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

once run click on the SPD tab and it should show you the make and speed of what is currently installed. Then if you can find one of the same make and speed, or if you can't find the same make look for one with the same speed and latencies.

As for what is good; Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, G.Skill, etc are all good.
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06 Mar 2012   #3
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

so i popped the back off of my laptop and saw that it has 2 slots for ram... only one was being used, and it had a kingston 4gb chip in it.

i went down to my local computer store and picked up another 4gb chip for the other slot but its a corsair brand name, they didnt have kingston

i threw it in and first right clicked computer > properties and it shows 8.00gb (7.48gb usable)

then i downloaded that program you showed me and it shows:

slot 1: ddr3, 4096mb pc3-10700 (667mhz) crucial tecnology
slot 2: ddr3, 4096mb pc3-10700 (667mhz) kingston

both are at 1.5 volts

so i should be good right? or should i pick up another crucial stick so they match?
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06 Mar 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You should be good to go as both RAM sticks are the same specification.

As far as I'm aware, the fact that one is Crucial and one is Kingston shouldn't matter.

Crucial's memory scanner will advise on the best RAM configuration for your computer if you're still in any doubt.

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com
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06 Mar 2012   #5
sreedhav

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You should be good to go as both RAM sticks are the same specification.

As far as I'm aware, the fact that one is Crucial and one is Kingston shouldn't matter.

Crucial's memory scanner will advise on the best RAM configuration for your computer if you're still in any doubt.

SDRAM, DDR2 and DDR RAM memory upgrades from Crucial.com
Dear seavixen,
Excellent link! Thanks.
regards,
sreedhav
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06 Mar 2012   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What CPUz shows is the current speed, MHz, your ram is running at or capable of. Even that is not always correct, this is mine and it's 1866MHz RAM, but CPUz is telling me it's 1600. There should be a label on each RAM module with the frequency, timings (i.e., 9-10-9-24) and the voltage.

To be most efficient RAM should be a matched set form the same maker.
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06 Mar 2012   #7
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

so should i get another matching one or am i fine?
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06 Mar 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Personally, I would get a matched set of two RAM sticks, but your system will work as is. Did you check on your specs?
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06 Mar 2012   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

m8r8j,
You're fine with the new ram. In a perfect world both sticks would be matching but with a laptop it's much less an issue. Enjoy the speed increase on video editing and the like and for the biggest bang save for a SSD drive and external enclosure and remove the stock spinner and put into the enclosure and then enjoy faster boot and program loading, cooler operation and longer battery life.
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06 Mar 2012   #10
m8r8j

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

oops
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