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Ram for my old laptop


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#1 Guest_IStillWork_*

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:05 AM

First off, let me just say I'm very ignorant when it comes to these sorta things.

 

I have a 2010 Toshiba laptop Intel Core i3 & it came with 2 DDR3 Rams. The first is 2 GB & the Second is 1GB

 

I tried putting an 8GB Ram in the 1GB's place while leaving the 2GB inside as well, but the laptop wouldn't start (froze during start screen multiple times). Then I tried the 8GB Ram alone & it still wouldn't work (NOTE:They weren't Samsung rams). Eventually, I had to settle for a Samsung DDR3 4GB Ram instead of the 1 GB, as other manufacturers apparently don't work on this laptop

 

My laptop now operates with a 4GB & a 2GB Ram. Will it work if replace the 2GB Ram with a 4?


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#2 zingo156

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:44 AM

2*4gb should work fine. I am not certain if your computer supports single dimm 8GB sticks, likely it does not if it was having problems posting. It is also possible you got a bad 8GB stick.

 

The question I have for you is what are you going to be doing with the computer? 6GB is more than enough for most users. I have 8GB total and have never used more than 6GB even while rendering 3D videos with an i7. I suppose if you have photoshop, adobe premier, Maya (3d modeling software) and a few other high intensity programs open and running at the same time, you might make use of more than 6GB of ram.

 

Side notes: most games do not use more than 2GB of ram in my experience. Also to actually use your extra ram, make sure you are running a 64bit operating system. If you are only 32 bit windows, you will not be able to use more than 4GB.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:52 AM

How much can it handle?

 

I open run programs at once, that is why.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:55 AM

It is a 64bit OS so it will recognize and use more than 4GB. If you give me the exact Model number on the laptop, I may be able to determine how much the laptop can use.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:56 AM

Where can I find that?



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

It should be on the bottom, it may say for example: t4501-su467


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:08 AM

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:13 AM

The model number is on the bottom of the laptop, you will have to pick it up, turn it over, and write down the numbers from a sticker on the bottom. The picture only shows very general information.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:14 AM

He meant at the bottom of the computer. As in the model number of your physical computer. System only shows vendor/manufacturer and other system information.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:26 AM

Pick one serial number...

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:32 AM

According to Crucial which I trust your maximum memory amount is 8GB: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Toshiba/satellite-l655-142

 

For best performance 2 * 4gb sticks, one 4gb stick in each slot would be ideal.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:33 AM

http://www.toshiba.co.il/en/discontinued-products/satellite-l655-142/

 

Your mobo will support maximum 8GB of RAM; therefore, you can replace both sticks with 4GBs.

 

Edit: Zingo beat me :(


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:36 AM

Thanks you two :) Ideal help






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