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Upgrading RAM on Dell Studio 1535


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#1 Tycool

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:40 AM

Hey guys,

I currently own a Dell Studio 1535. It's a few years old and is starting to slow down and heat up when performing tasks. I was wondering if I should add RAM to my laptop? I am running an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00 ghz, 3 gb of RAM, and 32 bit Windows 7 operating system. I believe the max RAM my computer can have is 4 gigs? But then I read somewhere, that since I am running a 32 bit operating system, adding the extra 1 gig of RAM would do nothing to my computer. Should I add another gig of RAM or will it do nothing?

Any clarification or help on this topic would be great. Thanks ahead of time!

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:05 AM

Hello Tyler, :welcome: to Bleeping Computer. Since you have 32bit operating system, it can usually support up to 3GB or sometimes 3.5GB if your lucky, so by buying that extra ram to make it to 4GB, it would be basically useless unless you change the operating system to 64bit which means you would have to refomat the hard drive and buy a copy of Windows again or do some intensive tasks. If it is slowing down, you should try cleaning it up and for overheating, that would probably mean there that the fan is probably clogged up with dust which causes the overheating.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:26 PM

Thanks for the quick reply Killerx525! I will not be trying to add any RAM.

But on the overheating issue, I have already taken apart my laptop and cleaned the fan out of all the dust; at least the large fan in the back of the laptop. It is the front left portion of my laptop that gets really warm, like right off the left of the mouse pad. Any idea what is causing this part of my computer to get so hot?

Thanks again!
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:32 PM

I'd check the system monitor to see if there are any processes that account for a higher cpu usage.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:45 AM

What are the temperatures when describe overheating?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:37 PM

To be honest, not sure. Enough to where sitting my palm on it for a long period will heat my hand up dramatically. Without a cooler for my computer it will shut itself down.
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