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Windows 7: Which RAM should I use?

16 Nov 2015   #1
fuzzychicken

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Which RAM should I use?

I have never understood this part and can't afford to blow a laptop at this moment. So I am back with probably a silly question.

Following is the screenshot from Speccy for my Toshiba Satellite A505-S6005 installed RAM.


I would like to upgrade it to max, 8GB (2x4GB). I checked crucial.com and it suggested this one.

But if I am comparing correctly, this one seems to be a closest match of whats installed.

Which one is the best fit, the spec suggested by Crucial or what I think to be closest match?

Another PC-12800 RAMs I find on amazon,
Amazon.com: PNY Performance 8GB Kit DDR3 1600MHz CL11 Notebook (SODIMM) Memory MN8GK2D31600-Z: Computers & Accessories
Amazon.com: Crucial 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3 - 12800) CL11 SODIMM Notebook Memory Modules CT2KIT51264BF160B / CT2CP51264BF160B: Computers & Accessories
Amazon.com: PNY Performance 8GB Kit DDR3 1600MHz CL11 1.35/1.5V Notebook (SODIMM) Memory MN8GK2D31600LV: Computers & Accessories

Which RAM modules would you use?

Thanks a lot.


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16 Nov 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Personally I would go with the Crucial from Crucial they have a 100% compatibility guarantee
I have some myself.

The best upgrade for a machine is switching to a ssd of which Crucial BX 100's are pretty darn good too
But you can get them anywhere black Friday is close
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16 Nov 2015   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I agree with ThrashZone, many great brands to consider but in the end none will perform much better than the Crucial's and they'll take them back till a set works or just take them back.
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16 Nov 2015   #4
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I'll add my voice in agreement here, too. Go for the Crucials.
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18 Nov 2015   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep Crucials are good and I have always used Corsair stuff in my Toshibas. If you want some good info go here Welcome to the G.SKILL TECH FORUM Tradesman is great at advice - don't mind the G Skill stuff either.
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18 Nov 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I'm not sure why G-Skill doesn't have or I have not seen one anyway but a compatibility/ search for ram upgrades function like Crucial has :/
That imho would help others in a complicated upgrading task
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18 Nov 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I have only had dealings with Tradesman he tells you straight off the bat and have never had to use this
G.SKILL - RAM Configurator but it seems similar to the Crucial site
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18 Nov 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Funny Acer is not listed in manufactures
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19 Nov 2015   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes I did notice too that the Asus line of mobos was rather compact for want of a better way of putting it. The Crucial had a cast of thousands for Asus boards although I think the G Skill list was fairly comprehensive just takes a little detective work to find your product.
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19 Nov 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Actually Crucial's you don't have to pick anything but the auto search and it does it's magic something G-Skill needs badly to be customer friendly
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