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Windows 7: Laptop ram in my new laptop.

28 Jan 2011   #1
TDPUK

W7 64.
 
 
Laptop ram in my new laptop.

So i have an acer aspire 6935g which is faulty so i'm going to have to sell. Thing is i'd like to take 2GB of ram out of it and put it in my new laptop which should arrive by monday.. the new laptop is a Samsung RV510, Is it possible to just take the ram from my acer and insert it into the samsung?

Help appreciated.

Ps if anyone want's to buy the acer the problem is it won't turn on for some reason, and the backlight in the screen is out of place .. i think, as you can still see the screen in the light.
2.0ghz intel t6400
nvidia geforce 9600m
HD Screen
250GB HDD
4GB Ram - might go down to 2.
16"HD Monitor.
Cost me 650 new.


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28 Jan 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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It appears to be the same kind of ram, but I think you are only allotted two slots in each of them. So assuming the RV510 has more than 2 gigs of ram in it, you're already better off. The spec sheet I'm looking at says 3 gigs.
Now if the aspire by some weird chance is just one 2 gig chip (which I seriously doubt) you could swap it for the 1 gig in the samsung and gain 1 extra gig.

Of course I'm looking at generic spec sheets, I could be slightly off. Though it's rare for a laptop to have more than 2 slots for ram unless it's just super high end stuff.
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28 Jan 2011   #3
TDPUK

W7 64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
It appears to be the same kind of ram, but I think you are only allotted two slots in each of them. So assuming the RV510 has more than 2 gigs of ram in it, you're already better off. The spec sheet I'm looking at says 3 gigs.
Now if the aspire by some weird chance is just one 2 gig chip (which I seriously doubt) you could swap it for the 1 gig in the samsung and gain 1 extra gig.

Of course I'm looking at generic spec sheets, I could be slightly off. Though it's rare for a laptop to have more than 2 slots for ram unless it's just super high end stuff.
Thanks for the speedy reply.

The acer has 2 slot's for the ram and the ram sheet's are 2GB each stick as i have had them out before.
The samsung i'm getting has 2GB of ram installed so i'm guessing i could just insert 1 sheet of ram into the samsung to bring it to 4GB?
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28 Jan 2011   #4
Maguscreed

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So the aspire has 4 gigs then?
In that case a swap would make sense.
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28 Jan 2011   #5
TDPUK

W7 64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
So the aspire has 4 gigs then?
In that case a swap would make sense.
Yeh the acer has 4GB Of ram, 2GB each stick.

So it's possible just to put the ram from the acer into the samsung? Or do i have to purchase a special type of ram? or are they all the same lol.

Thankyou in advance mate,
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28 Jan 2011   #6
Maguscreed

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they both appear to be ddr3 sodimm's so it shouldn't be a problem.
Mind you as I said I'm looking at generic spec sheets, not the exact specific one you are purchasing more than likely.
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28 Jan 2011   #7
TDPUK

W7 64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
they both appear to be ddr3 sodimm's so it shouldn't be a problem.
Mind you as I said I'm looking at generic spec sheets, not the exact specific one you are purchasing more than likely.
Yeh i did check before purchase, there both DDR3.

Sorry to be awkward, but do you know if it's difficult to install ram on samsung laptop's, as i've only ever used an acer.
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28 Jan 2011   #8
Maguscreed

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it's been the same on all the laptops I've ever owned, one is easily accessible from the underside , and the other is either also located there, or is hidden under the keyboard, which ...usually isn't that hard to get off a laptop if you are brave enough to unscrew and pop off the top of the upper panel.
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28 Jan 2011   #9
TDPUK

W7 64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
it's been the same on all the laptops I've ever owned, one is easily accessible from the underside , and the other is either also located there, or is hidden under the keyboard, which ...usually isn't that hard to get off a laptop if you are brave enough to unscrew and pop off the top of the upper panel.
Okay thankyou for all the help. hopefully it will be on the underside as i'm dangerous when it comes to screwdrivers and laptops .

Thankyou : )
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28 Jan 2011   #10
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

for anyone that owns a computer or laptop it doesn't hurt to drop by the local fry's or microcenter and buy a bargain bin computer tool set. I've seen them for 5 bucks. It's worth it to have properly sized screwdrivers for the job. ...of course a decent one that includes hex is going to cost a little more than that, but there's no reason you should ever have to buy a second one.
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