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Upgrading from 2G.B to 4G.B


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#1 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:03 PM

hey guys,

 

I have laptop Dell inspiron pp41l

 

and it comes with 4 gb ram and vista os

 

after a while from the purchase one of the slots sopt working and each time I install a ram in it

 

the device freeze, so I am thinking if I upgrade to on stick ram ddr2 4gb is it good idea or what else should I do ?

 

help !



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:54 AM

It sounds like a malware related issue, you may consult the malware expert team, visit here.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 02:02 AM

Can you make that more clear?

I just don't get what you're trying to say exactly.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:04 AM

The Inspiron pp41l / 1545 has two slots with a maximum complement of 8GB, so it should be possible to utilize a single 4GB DIMM. You won't have dual-channel operation, so the memory performance will be reduced a little. For most applications you wouldn't notice much difference in speed.

 

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Dell-memory/Inspiron+Laptops%2FNotebooks/Inspiron+1545-upgrades.html


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#5 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:06 PM

Can you make that more clear?

I just don't get what you're trying to say exactly.

 

 

The Inspiron pp41l / 1545 has two slots with a maximum complement of 8GB, so it should be possible to utilize a single 4GB DIMM. You won't have dual-channel operation, so the memory performance will be reduced a little. For most applications you wouldn't notice much difference in speed.

 

http://www.crucial.com/upgrade/Dell-memory/Inspiron+Laptops%2FNotebooks/Inspiron+1545-upgrades.html

 

the laptop currently has only 2 gb of ram but originally it comes with 4gb 2 gb each in 2 lots

 

since one of the slot has an issue because when i put any amount of ram it freeze

 

so i decided to buy 4 gb ram to fit in one slot and hopefully speed the laptop



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

You can get a single 4GB DDR2 from Crucial.


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#7 fadi-sheikh

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:10 PM

I ordered 4 gb ram and waiting for it !

 

but the question will it give me more speed


Edited by fadi-sheikh, 17 March 2013 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 05:59 PM

If you've been getting lagging because Windows is accessing the swapfile, then extra RAM should clear that up, which would make the computer feel much more responsive. But if the system hasn't been running out of physical memory with the current 2GB, you might not notice much difference. However Vista is a rather bloated OS and the more memory the better.


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Posted 17 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

If you've been getting lagging because Windows is accessing the swapfile, then extra RAM should clear that up, which would make the computer feel much more responsive. But if the system hasn't been running out of physical memory with the current 2GB, you might not notice much difference. However Vista is a rather bloated OS and the more memory the better.

 

the thing is the laptop comes with windows vista home basic with 4 gb ram that's why I am asking that question !

 

because the first time I bought it wasn't that slow !



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:17 AM

Only trying the larger amount of memory will tell whether it improves speed with the configuration and applications you use. But a single 4GB DIMM will not be as fast as it was if you originally had a pair of 2GB DIMMs, since you will no longer have dual channel memory operation.

 

Unless you have benchmarks, telling whether a system is matching the performance it showed when new is very subjective. A new computer usually feels fast in comparison to the the one you had before, after a while you get used to it and you no longer feel the speed. But it's also likely that over time software has become more demanding (e.g. the anti-virus or internet security software), also the hard drive fills up, thus utilizing the slower sections of the drive, and if defrag is not run periodically the file system becomes fragmented. Hibernating the system over substantial periods rather than shutting down and restarting next time can also result in a sluggish system, since the computer has effectively run non-stop for its total on-time since the original hibernation, and boot-file optimization never occurs.

 

If a system seems slow it's also worth double checking for any type of malware - even something that may not be directly harmful (often called a PUP, Potentially Unwanted Program) can have the nuisance result of dragging down system performance.


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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

Only trying the larger amount of memory will tell whether it improves speed with the configuration and applications you use. But a single 4GB DIMM will not be as fast as it was if you originally had a pair of 2GB DIMMs, since you will no longer have dual channel memory operation.

 

Unless you have benchmarks, telling whether a system is matching the performance it showed when new is very subjective. A new computer usually feels fast in comparison to the the one you had before, after a while you get used to it and you no longer feel the speed. But it's also likely that over time software has become more demanding (e.g. the anti-virus or internet security software), also the hard drive fills up, thus utilizing the slower sections of the drive, and if defrag is not run periodically the file system becomes fragmented. Hibernating the system over substantial periods rather than shutting down and restarting next time can also result in a sluggish system, since the computer has effectively run non-stop for its total on-time since the original hibernation, and boot-file optimization never occurs.

 

If a system seems slow it's also worth double checking for any type of malware - even something that may not be directly harmful (often called a PUP, Potentially Unwanted Program) can have the nuisance result of dragging down system performance.

 

I lave checked all the stuff you mentioned but I still have slow laptop

even the fans and device doesn't get overheat

 

you probably right about if there two rams in each slot then the performance would be better but I will try this solution

 

hopefully we can get some speed !

 

I think the hard drive is good and it's not full also the processor is core 2 duo






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