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Upgrading Laptop Memory


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#1 kyle25

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:22 PM

Hello and thank you,

I have a Compaq Presario CQ61 Laptop with a AMD Sempron[tn] m120 2.1 GHz and it currently only has 2mb of ram installed. I play an online game and i want to upgrade it to see if it will help any and also to improve windows 7 run speed. I found some but i don't know if it will work or not. The memory i want to buy is Kingston 4XR Hyper DDR3 Memory, 2 x 2mb sticks. Will this memory work in my laptop. If any more information is needed please let me know.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 2
Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 2GB per slot.

This is the memory compatible with your laptop
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

Hey and thanks,

So DDR3 won't work i need to get DDR2. Thanks for the help

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

That is correct and I am glad I could help
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:39 AM

Do note Kingston's HyperX range is mostly for desktop but this the HyperX your looking for.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

I am just going to order some online. What would be the cheapest and best place to do order the DDR2 PC2-6400 memory for my computer? I want to get 2 2GB sticks to put into my laptop. This would be very helpful if you could just point in the right direction as i don't purchase much online and don't know who is cheap and reliable.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:37 PM

The provided link in my previous post, should lead you to Newegg from which you can purchase from.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:42 AM

Ok sorry missed the link in the previous post. Thanks for your help.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:42 PM

No problems mate.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

Will this work
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-2x2GB-Laptop-Memory-VS4GSDSKIT800D2/dp/B001JUA0CI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351881252&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+ddr2+4gb+memory

Its Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800 MHz (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory (VS4GSDSKIT800D2)
Just want to make sure before i buy it so i don't waste my money and this is a little cheaper.

Thanks again for your help.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Yes the link provide will work. Its the same type of memory.

Corsair has a lifetime warranty on it.

I have corsair memory

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

Ok thanks i just ordered from the link i posted. Could you possibly explain how to install the memory. I'm thinking you just unscrew the back of the laptop and and while it is off pull out the old memory cards and replace them with the new ones. Is it this simple or is there something more i need to know when installing?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

Make sure you unplug your laptop from its power source and remover the battery. Then remove the screws on the memory module cover. Inspect the memory and you should be able to see a release on the sides that makes the module popup. That is usually just on one of them. Gently pull the module out touching it just on the sides using two hands. The modules only go in one way, so take note of the direction and shape of the plug part when removing. Replace your modules in the same order. Here is a video link of someone adding memory to the same type of laptop as yours. Remember try to only touch the memory modules on the ends. Do not touch the portion that plugs in

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

Ok thanks for the infomation, i've never installed ram but the video didn't look to diffacult. Thanks again for everyone's help again, i'll post back when i get my ram and get it working correctly. i didn't pay for shipping so it will probably take about a week.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

I just got my memory and installed it. I had a little problem figuring out how to get the back of because it didn't want to budge even when unscrewed so i had to kind of pry it off which was a little nerve wracking but i got it. When i first installed the memory i didn't put it in all the way so the computer wouldn't start but i figured it out and now my computer is running really good. No more lag on videos or watching streams and it improved my online game, WoW, a noticable bit. Thanks for everyone's help. If you wouldn't have told me i would have bought the wrong memory. So, thank you for everyone's help, and i would recommend upgrading memory to improve performance for anyone that can do so.

Thanks,
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