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Added Memory to Laptop and Still Runs Slow
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WinneTWO31
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Re: Added Memory to Laptop and Still Runs Slow

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Hi everyone,

 

I have the same problem. Upgrading memory from 2x2GB DDR3/1066Mhz (Hynix) to 2x4GB DDR3/1333Mhz (Micron) made my computer slower in some cases (like the loading time of an older game became 2 times longer)

 

My system:

 

HP Pavilion DV6-2110ea

 

HP Pavilion DV6-2110ea

Processor - IntelCorei7-720QM
- 1.6 GHz
- 2.5 GT/s DMI
- 6 MB Smart Cache

 

Operating System :Genuine Windows7 Home Premium

 

RAM: 4 GB DDR3/1066MHz

 

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GT 230M graphics processor 1 GB dedicated video memory

 

Screen type, resolution and size:

- LCD TFT screen

- 1366 x 768 pixels

- 15.6"

 

Hard drive: 500 GB

 

Optical disk drive: Lightscribe Super Multi (+/-R +/-RW) dual-layer DVD writer

 

Memory card reader: 5-in-1 memory card reader

 

USB: 4 USB 2.0 ports

 

FireWire: 1 FireWire port

 

Modem/Ethernet: Ethernet port

 

Wi-Fi: WiFi 802.11b/g/n

 

Bluetooth

 

Video interface:

- 1 x HDMI

- 1 x VGA

 

Audio interface:

- 2 x headphones
- 1 x microphone

 

I think I the problem in this case is the different speed of the original and the new ram modules. I read on wiki:

"Most PCs purchased from retailers or manufacturers, such as Hewlett-Packard or Dell, do not allow the user to change the multiplier or FSB settings"

 

So I can't change processor settings in the BIOS? Can I use only 1066 MHz ram modules?

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pepe999
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Re: Added Memory to Laptop and Still Runs Slow

 

So I can't change processor settings in the BIOS? Can I use only 1066 MHz ram modules?

 

No, you can use both memory modules. PC3-8500 = 1066MHz or PC3-10600 = 1333GHz. I have a similar laptop and had originally 2x2GB PC-10600 even when a FSB on the motherboard is 1066HMz. Today I have added a Corsair 4GB DDR3 PC3-10600 memory module and it works a bit faster. 4GB of RAM is enough for a common usage so 6GB make no difference or slightly speeds up a pc..

 

Dv6-7000 /Full HD/Core i5-3360M/GF 650M/Corsair 8GB/Intel 7260AC/Samsung Pro 256GB
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WaliN
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Re: Added Memory to Laptop and Still Runs Slow

The 2MB module came with my system. Can I remove that one or it is permanent?

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pepe999
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Re: Added Memory to Laptop and Still Runs Slow

 


WaliN wrote:

The 2MB module came with my system. Can I remove that one or it is permanent?


I can't say what's wrong with your laptop but the best option is to compare it by benchmark results. Put back both 2GB modules and perform a benchmark (use Novabench for example). Then install new modules and do it again. I have done it myself on my own laptop. I replaced one of the 2GB original modules by one 4GB modules on the same speed (1333GHz). After the upgrade I got 796 points and 724 points had before. It means there is cca 10% better performance of the laptop..:smileyhappy:

 

Dv6-7000 /Full HD/Core i5-3360M/GF 650M/Corsair 8GB/Intel 7260AC/Samsung Pro 256GB
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