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Windows 7: Laptop Ram 2gb + 4gb? different type

16 Mar 2018   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Don`t mix the ram, buy the fastest 2 x 4GB kit you can get for that particular laptop.


On one computer you have 2x4 = 8G and that is good for most applications. Leave as it is.

On the other you have 2x2 = 4G. Fist question: Is Win 7 32 or 64 bits?
If it is Win 7 32, leave as it is as Win 7 32bits can only deal with 3.2G and use the 0.8G for graphics etc.
If it is Win 7 64, replace the two sticks with 2x4 = 8G DDR3-1333 or DDR3-1600.

DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600), DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800), 8GB (2 x 4GB), Laptop Memory, Memory, Components - Newegg.com


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21 Mar 2018   #12
Smokes

Win7 & Win10 both Pro x64 Dual Boot
 
 

Hi
Thank you to all for replying, very informative. Both laptops are running Windows 7 & 10 both x64

I tried 4+2 laptop did see both modules using HWINFO wheather or not laptop used both Im unsure

I found some used Samsung 2 x 4gb DDR3-1600 / PC3-12800 DDR3 and settled for that. I'm unsure if there is better spec ram, but for what I want to do on this laptop this seems to be ok.

Regards
Smokes
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21 Mar 2018   #13
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smokes View Post
I tried 4+2 laptop did see both modules using HWINFO wheather or not laptop used both Im unsure
Run File Explorer. Right click on Computer, and choose Properties. You will see an informational screen which will tell you how much memory is in your computer. If it says 6 GB, then your computer is using all six GB.
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