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Windows 7: How to upgrade memory RAM for WIN7?


04 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How to upgrade memory RAM for WIN7?

Hi mates,

I have windows 7 and came with 8 GB Ram and would like to increase the RAM to 16GB since I run a lot of applications at the time.

I know so far the following about my Desktop:

Type: DDR3
Size: 8 GBytes
Manufacture: Samsung
my Desktop model: FMVF56EDWZ
Max Ram: 16GBytes
Brand: Fujitsu

I got some information through running CPU-Z software, but not sure now how many pieces of RAMs in my computer... I mean I still don't know if the installed RAM is one piece og 8GB or 4GBx2....etc

Any idea how to figure this out and what I need to do the right thing to install the new RAM...

Do I need to open my desktop to know how many pieces of RAM installed?

P.S: I still didn't buy the new RAM because I need to know how many pieces I can install??

Any help would be appreciated!!

Thanks

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04 Sep 2013   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah just take the side off the PC and look at how many sticks of RAM are installed. You'll need to order an exact duplicate of what you already have (same manufacturer, same MHz) and you'll be good to go.
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04 Sep 2013   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digitals View Post
Hi mates,

I have windows 7 and came with 8 GB Ram and would like to increase the RAM to 16GB since I run a lot of applications at the time..........
Are you sure that you are using all of the RAM that you have now?

If you are dead set on installing more RAM, run this scanner from Crucial. It should be able to tell you want you have now and what you can buy.
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04 Sep 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well I tried looking up your model laptop but all the pages are Chinese or Klingon. I suspect you can put two RAM modules in it. I would strongly recommend just ordering a 16 GB, 2X8GB and install it and don't use what you now have. Even if it's the "same" it won't be matched to what you have.

there should be a panel on the bottom with one ro two screws to access the ram.
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04 Sep 2013   #5

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I thought the OP had a desktop, man I confuse easily.
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04 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digitals View Post
Hi mates,

I have windows 7 and came with 8 GB Ram and would like to increase the RAM to 16GB since I run a lot of applications at the time..........
Are you sure that you are using all of the RAM that you have now?

If you are dead set on installing more RAM, run this scanner from Crucial. It should be able to tell you want you have now and what you can buy.
Thanks @UsernameIssues for the comments.

well, what I understand is that whenever I run multiple programs at the time, the CPU goes high and consumption rate for memory ram reaches 61% or sometimes 72%. I'm wondering why that much anyways. When I purchased it at first it was fine to run multiple programs and barely reaches 40%, but not easily 60% and above...

I run the crucial scanner and got the attached image,

Do I really need more RAM to my 8GB?? I believe so, but not sure till now whether it is 4GBx2 or 8GBx1. The crucial scanner result shows that I need 4GBx2...

what do you think??


Attached Images
 
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04 Sep 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
I thought the OP had a desktop, man I confuse easily.
Maybe it's me. I've never heard of a Fujitsu desktop. I commented on what I found in Google previously but OP has declined to enlighten us.

The RAM shown is laptop RAM, maybe small from factor desktop, who knows?
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04 Sep 2013   #8

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

The OP's system spec shows a Fujitsu FMVF56EDW desk top but he also shows a Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset. I'm too confused to continue.



Quote:
Do I really need more RAM to my 8GB?? I believe so, but not sure till now whether it is 4GBx2 or 8GBx1. The crucial scanner result shows that I need 4GBx2...

what do you think??
Adding another 8gb of ram well have a minimal effect on system performance IMHO. I would think about a SSD drive to replace the spinner before a ram upgrade.
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04 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
The OP's system spec shows a Fujitsu FMVF56EDW desk top but he also shows a Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset. I'm too confused to continue.



Quote:
Do I really need more RAM to my 8GB?? I believe so, but not sure till now whether it is 4GBx2 or 8GBx1. The crucial scanner result shows that I need 4GBx2...

what do you think??
Adding another 8gb of ram well have a minimal effect on system performance IMHO. I would think about a SSD drive to replace the spinner before a ram upgrade.
ok, great to know. Thanks @madcratebuilder. I guess I will check the SSD first and then see how things go.

BTW, I just found out that I can't upgrade my RAM to 16GB because I reached the limit already, which is 8GB

I found this info here in the JP site:

Script:
http://www.fmworld.net/fmv/pcpm1110/fh/spec/ 
Thanks
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04 Sep 2013   #10

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digitals View Post
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BTW, I just found out that I can't upgrade my RAM to 16GB because I reached the limit already, which is 8GB
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The CRUCIAL scanner should have also shown that 8GB limit.

You will notice a big improvement using an SSD.
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