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Windows 7: RAM Replacement Question


21 Oct 2009   #1

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 
RAM Replacement Question

A quick question to basically gather some information..

This Laptop (VGNN130G) came with 2 x 512mb sticks. Does one have to upgrade 2 x 1GB or can it be one 1GB stick and leave one of the 512mb sticks?

Question being, do u have to always place 2 sticks with the same capacity and speed etc or...speed remaining the same the capacity of the two sticks can be different.

Many thanks

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21 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BadHairSpray View Post
A quick question to basically gather some information..

This Laptop (VGNN130G) came with 2 x 512mb sticks. Does one have to upgrade 2 x 1GB or can it be one 1GB stick and leave one of the 512mb sticks?

Question being, do u have to always place 2 sticks with the same capacity and speed etc or...speed remaining the same the capacity of the two sticks can be different.

Many thanks
Can be different. Ram is cheap and having 2 gigs is far better than 1.5. go for the 2x 1gigs

Ken
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21 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Supported memory configuartions:

http://www.kb.sony.com/selfservice/m...=0 0 138864652

An option with one 1GB stick and one 512MB is included.

I worry about mixing different makes of RAM. It should work, but I've had it fail. As you can buy two 1GB DDR2 SODIMMs for $36 (+ shipping) from www.newegg.com (if you're in the US or Canada), I suggest that you go for the full 2GB, and save yourself some potential headaches.
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

Thanks for the advice and info folks. Your time is greatly appreciated. I had an extra ram stick for 1GB laying about..but i guess its a no brain-er to not get one extra stick to go with it!!!

Best regards
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22 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BadHairSpray View Post
Thanks for the advice and info folks. Your time is greatly appreciated. I had an extra ram stick for GB laying about..but i guess its a no brain-ER to not get one extra stick to go with it!!!

Best regards
Just a quick note. Make sure that if your going to get another 1 gig stick that you try and match the manufacturer (is the best) speed, timings and volts. Or at least whoever made the memory chip. Mix matching ram can lead to nightmares. Fabe
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