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02-28-2012 11:49 AM
Trying to find whether the 4GB of installed RAM came 1x4 or 2x2. Would like to upgrade to 8GB, and if it came 1x4, i'll only need to fill the empty bank with a single 4GB module. I'd rather not walk my teenager through removing the cover and telling me what she sees
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02-28-2012 12:04 PM
The least invasive way of doing that is to run the free Crucial memory scanner tool.
This will examine your notebook and report how much and what kind of memory you need and it will show what banks are filled/empty and with how much memory.
Then, below is the link to the service manual so there will be no guesswork needed to install the memory.
02-28-2012 12:06 PM
You can check this by downloading and installing CPU-Z.
When installed, run the application and click the SPD tab and use the Slot # dropdown box to check what is in each bank - if there is just 1 x 4Gb module, this will show when Slot #1 is selected and there will be no option to view Slot #2.
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02-28-2012 12:31 PM
02-28-2012 12:59 PM
If you find CPU-z interesting, then perhaps you would enjoy CPU-z's cousin, the free PC Wizard 2010.
That utility will tell you all kinds of stuff about your PC.
03-05-2012 08:17 AM
I DID find CPU-Z interesting, and I DID install PC Wizard 2012. This is awesome!
More info here than I might comprehend, but more info is ALWAYS my choice. And to NOT take my laptop apart to get some of this information is SOOOO nice!