Need to add RAM if possible: Compatibility and is it possible?

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  1. b89
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
       #1

    Need to add RAM if possible: Compatibility and is it possible?


    System Specs are fully updated.

    Link to PDF of System Specs from specific model from Toshiba.com.
    satellite_L645D-S4056.pdf


    I need to add RAM. It currently has 4GB, but it isn't sufficient. I have to use VMWare workstation, Microsoft Office, Google Chrome, and possibly Microsoft Project, and other high resource software.

    It says both slots are occupied (I am guessing 2GB per slot).

    How difficult is it to replace? Is it worth it?

    Average cost? Can you recommend one? Ideally, 6GB-8GB is desirable. I don't have much to spend.

    I am an Information Systems student (for tech knowledge).
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  2. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #2

    It would be nice to find the motherboard manual. It would give needed information.
    I Googled and all I got was a bunch of eBay stuff and some chop stick websites.
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  3. b89
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I had the same issue. Access to the System Board (which was defective and Toshiba had to replace it) requires pulling out the processor. I couldn't find the manual either :/
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  4. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #4

    Maybe this tutorial by Kari will help.

    Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
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  5. b89
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Manufacturer AMD Corp.
    Model Guam (Socket S1G4)
    Version PSK0QU-01200D
    Chipset Vendor AMD
    Chipset Model 785GX
    Chipset Revision 00
    Southbridge Vendor AMD
    Southbridge Model SB850
    Southbridge Revision 40
    System Temperature 70 C
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  6. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #6

    It says right here in the pdf you posted, did you even read it ?

    Memory
     Configured with 4GB DDR3 1066MHz (max 8GB)
     2 main memory slots accessible from the bottom. Both slots occupied.

    Is it worth it ? Of course it is, max it out to 8 GB :)
    How difficult is it to replace? A child could do it :)

    You can purchase it at your local Bestbuy. You`d want 2 of these.

    PNY Technologies MN4096SD31333 - Best Buy

    I have sent you a Personal Message.
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  7. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #7

    Dah I missed that pdf file in post # 1.

    Here it is with a little bold.


    satellite_L645D-S4056.pdf
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  8. b89
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    If I can only afford to buy 1 of these, is it advisable to upgrade to 6GB of RAM (2GB OEM in one Slot, 4GB in another)?
    OEM was Samsung, New would be PNY.

    The Laptop is about 5 years old. What are you guy's thoughts. Should I bite the bullet and stay on this PC and is 6GB of RAM even sufficient or compatible? or wait until around January-Feb of 2016 when things get smoothed out and hardware advances are made 6 months after RTM of Windows 10?

    Either is an option at this point.
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  9. b89
    Posts : 36
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Anyone on the 6GB of RAM compatibility question?

    (OEM 2GB in 1 Slot (Samsung), Add new 4GB RAM in other slot (PNY)

    I found the following additional information which is as specific as it gets:
    AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile M540 - TMM540DBO22GQ


    Thanks!
    Last edited by b89; 02 Jun 2015 at 19:42. Reason: addtln info
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  10. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #10

    Get the 4 GB stick now, you should be fine. But get the other stick as soon as possible.
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