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#1 pivotraze

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:53 PM

Would RAM from a 5 year old Gateway laptop work with a 4 year old Gateway laptop?

I know that each slot can only run 1GB in each slot. I grabbed a 1GB from my old laptop, and put it in my "new" laptop. The other is a original 512MB RAM stick. Is it compatible and wont burn up my battery?

New Gateway MX8734
Old Gateway W350I

Are they compatible RAMwise?
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:03 PM

Tried pulling up the Gateway site but it is running very slow.

The short answer to your question is, if it physically fits in the slot (from your post it would seem it does), and the lap top starts normally (probably after you receive a BIOS message that the amount of RAM has changed), and Windows recognizes it then yes it will work.
Other then perhaps a slight shortening of the amount of time your lap top will run on the battery, it will not hurt it.

Edited by ThunderZ, 10 May 2011 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:41 PM

Tried pulling up the Gateway site but it is running very slow.

The short answer to your question is, if it physically fits in the slot (from your post it would seem it does), and the lap top starts normally (probably after you receive a BIOS message that the amount of RAM has changed), and Windows recognizes it then yes it will work.
Other then perhaps a slight shortening of the amount of time your lap top will run on the battery, it will not hurt it.



Found it works from the crucial memory scanner.



As for the short answer... I tried before putting some RAM in, it burned the battery xD And my BIOS never informs me that new RAM was put in :\ Kinda sad. It took Windows a while to recognize it, but it does now and the WEI is at 4.4 for RAM.



I wish I could upgrade graphics card :\ It puts my overall WEI at 2.0 .-.
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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:49 PM

Lap tops are a bit of a different breed then towers.
Most have on board\built into the motherboard graphics chips. Not meant to be upgraded.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 11:52 PM

I tried before putting some RAM in, it burned the battery


That is strange.
I`m thinking there was another issue involved. But would be hard pressed to say just what it was.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:24 AM

Lap tops are a bit of a different breed then towers.
Most have on board\built into the motherboard graphics chips. Not meant to be upgraded.

Yeah I know, but doesn't mean I can't dream ;)

I tried before putting some RAM in, it burned the battery


That is strange.
I`m thinking there was another issue involved. But would be hard pressed to say just what it was.

Well, my dad bought me some RAM for my birthday, a 1GB stick. I didn't know it was made for Dell laptops at above PC2-5300.... haha
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