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02-09-2012 04:59 AM
I have been wondering if it is possible to upgrade the ram on my current laptop . The laptop that I am running with is a ....... Hp pavilion Dv7 3079wm , OS Win7 home premium 64bit and current hardware ...... ( Processor ) Mobile Dual Core AMD Turion II Ultra M600 , ( Memory ) Unganged Dual DDR 2 SDRam 4 GB , ( Hard Drives ) 2 Seagate 320 GB ..... What I am trying to find out is am I able to take this from 4 GB of ram to maybe 6GB of ram or higher ? And if it is capable of handling more ram what cautions should I look out for . Should I also worry about the bus width or bus type is ? And is it helpful to know what the Real Clock time is and Effective Clock time is . Any advise or useful information would be helpful .. And Thank you all will be appreciated
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02-09-2012 06:37 AM
Your computer comes with 4Go installed RAM, and can support up to 8Go.
But before buying anything, take care of checking if you have effectively a free memory slot on your computer. For that, you can open it, or use a software like CPU-Z. Under the "SPD" tab, you can find information about your memory slot and the installed RAM.
If you have 2x2Go installed, you will need to change one or two of these memory modules ; if you have a 4Go module installed, and a free slot, you just have to buy one additionnal module, and to install it there.
In CPU-Z, you can also find the "Max Bandwith" text box. It will gives you the specifications of your already installed memory modules. You should get something like that :
PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
So you need to get new SDRAM DDR2 modules with this frequency (so with the same PCx-xxxxx code).
If you don't find memory modules with this frequency, you can try to buy some with an higher frequency, usually, they adapt (or underclock) themselves to the already installed one.