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Compaq - Upgrading RAM... Will it help?

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#1 drdoom76


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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:09 PM

I'm running a single core Compaq CQ58 laptop. Only has one memory slot and can be upgraded to 8 G. Currently it's sitting at 2 G memory. The processor is reading as 1 Ghz, and i'm worried upgrading the memory might not do anything to help speed. Anyone have any ideas about this? Will it help? I mean.. I know it'll help.. But do you think it'll help 1% or 10%? Just curious before i go spending anymore money. Thanks.

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#2 jhayz


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 01:14 AM

Hi drdoom76


It depends on what particular speed you want to accomplish. But since its a laptop, only the hard drive (SSD) and maximum RAM sticks allowed are worth upgrading.

Edited by jhayz, 31 March 2013 - 01:15 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

I have noticed on my personal laptops that after I upgraded, my desktop widgets and open applications ran smoother. I don't really play games or any sort of media (more than a browser/ java game or pandora radio) the biggest thing I use RAM for is for Virtual drives. It is good for caching open apps, not nessesarly for making them faster. You can also increase your Windows paging files for a little speed.


the fact you say it has one memory slot, makes me wonder if you have the wrong specs though. These are the specs that I found. 1.7 ghz and 2 memory slots. Max cache of 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)




If you plan to upgrade to 8 GB, it has to me 2 x 4GB.

4GB would be 2 x 2 GB


Here is Crucial's


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