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Help with upgrading RAM on Samsung 530U4B-AO2


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#1 Star_Slight

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:31 PM

Hello so i have this 14" Samsung laptop and i want to upgrade the RAM from 6GB to 8GB (max)  however, after opening up the laptop I can see that the laptop has 4GB of soldered RAM and 2GB in the removable slot which spec is PC3-10700.

 

Using the program CPU-Z i can't find the specs anywhere for the RAM that's soldered, any idea how i can find this out? (see screenshots below)

 

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I want to get the best and fastest possible module for the laptop and I'm looking at this one, but i don't want it to bottleneck. 

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/530u3bi-530u4bi-530u4bh/CT4837976

 

Is it worth just going for the highest speed module and just hoping the best or is there a better way around this?


Edited by AstronautAbort, 11 January 2015 - 05:39 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:53 PM

check the Samsung site for your exact model and look for a manual that might give ram info,but one would think they would have matched the onboard with the 2gig stick

plus,  depending on what you use the laptop for ,iam sure you will never max out the 6 gig ,so updating to 8 will just be a waste of money


Edited by caperjac, 10 January 2015 - 08:04 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 02:31 PM

check the Samsung site for your exact model and look for a manual that might give ram info,but one would think they would have matched the onboard with the 2gig stick

plus,  depending on what you use the laptop for ,iam sure you will never max out the 6 gig ,so updating to 8 will just be a waste of money

Hmm still think i'd rather have the additional RAM. Also i've tried looking everywhere but i can't find out :/

 

Anyone else got an idea or recommendation?


Edited by AstronautAbort, 11 January 2015 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:00 PM

ok. your choice ,I would say as long as its the same as the 2 gig removable chip you should be fine  .

 

 

actuall try this first it will show you what to get for it and how big a chip you can use

try the critical ram update scanner it might/should  tell you what in the laptop and what chip to get to go with the unboard chip .good luck

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner


Edited by caperjac, 11 January 2015 - 03:04 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:14 PM

According to Intel http://ark.intel.com/products/56858/Intel-Core-i5-2467M-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_30-GHz this processor supports up to 8gb total ddr3-1066 or ddr3-1333.

Since what is installed is 1333 (pc3-10600) with a CAS latency of 9 I would stick with that.

Memory rated for a higher speed should also work, but it will be clocked down to match the soldered on memory.


Have you tried turning it off and on again?


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:33 PM

Thank you "zcomputerwiz"



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:46 PM

So i just used the Crucial system scanner and the lowest speed module i can find is 1600MT/S (PC3-12800)

 

If i bought this module (Crucial Ballistic) would i gain anything? i know it would clock down to the soldered memory speed.

 

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/530u3bi-530u4bi-530u4bh/CT4837978

 

I just want the best for my system


Edited by AstronautAbort, 11 January 2015 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2015 - 05:42 PM

                    
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    So i just used the Crucial system scanner and the lowest speed module i can find is 1600MT/S (PC3-12800)

     

    If i bought this module (Crucial Ballistic) would i gain anything? i know it would clock down to the soldered memory speed.

     

    http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/530u3bi-530u4bi-530u4bh/CT4837978

     

    I just want the best for my system

should work just fine I think ;

 

 

 

just just my opinion as I said before ,if it were mine I would leave it as is ,that me,but it depends on what you plan on using the computer for ,my main tower  ,with a amd 6 core cpu ,and It runs fine for me on 4gig ram ,but I don't do much with it ,stream some video from Netflix and showbox using a android emulator ,one day I do plan to add the other 4 ,but I may never do so


Edited by caperjac, 11 January 2015 - 05:45 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 05:41 PM

Thanks for your response but what i'm trying to say is will i get the potential performance out of the ballistix series ram module when paired with my other 4gb module with it's lower spec? or should i just get a lower spec one as it won't make a difference?

 

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/530u3bi-530u4bi-530u4bh/CT4837978

 

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/530u3bi-530u4bi-530u4bh/CT4837967


Edited by Star_Slight, 12 January 2015 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:39 PM

I think I would buy this one ,just because I think it will work just fine with the onboard ,

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/530u3bi-530u4bi-530u4bh/CT4837978


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