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New Laptop - A Few Questions


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#1 gmayle

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:54 PM

My mom just got me a new laptop for Christmas, it's a Sony VAIO NR Series, and the model number is VGN-NR140E/S. I have a couple questions; it says on the website that it comes with only 1GB of memory and can handle 2GB. Can someone tell me how many open slots it has for memory, because it doesn't say. All it says is it comes with 2x512MB. Does that mean to get 2GB I would have to buy 2x1GB of memory, or does it have 2 open slots where I could just buy an additional 2x512MB. Also, what determines how much memory it can handle? I would love to have more than 2GB. Is there anything I can upgrade so it can handle more? It has a Pentium Dual Core 1.6GHz processor, which I'm sure is plenty fine for running things like Photoshop. If someone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated. I know it's a little out-dated computer, but we got it for $300 new in the box so we couldn't pass it up. Thanks.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:20 PM

Hey gmayle, :thumbsup: to the board.

According to the Sony website h e r e, your maximum RAM is 2 G as you've said.

Crucial.com confirms that you have two slots, so right now they have 512M each and you would replace both to get to 2 G.

(Crucial info h e r e.)


Since it is running Vista, you can take advantage of Readyboost, a feature that uses some USB flash drives and SD cards as simulated additional RAM. From my experience it doesn't seem to make much difference on a system that already has 2 G RAM, but it may.

Hope that helps.


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:25 PM

You might want to get a matched pair of RAM as well. My own ACER can handle dual channel but I'm not sure of the SONY's. Just look in New Egg for 2GB (2x1GB) matched sets.

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