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Is this Ram Compatible with my laptop


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#1 Knowlesy

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 12:15 PM

Having previously posted about an issue I was having with ram, I was unable to access the Bios to change the settings so unsure if that was an issue, However the ram would not work on it owns or with the ram I already had, and everything seemed to point to the ram being faulty, That said, I'd rather be safe and get some new ram that Is 100% compatible with my Laptop to make sure there are not issues for the new ram.

 

 

Fujitsu Lifebook ah530 - Duel core

 

Factory Ram - Samsung 2GB PC3-1070 (667 MHZ) 1.5v (DDR3) Duel Channel

                        Crucial 2GB PC3-10700 (667 MHZ) 1.5v (DDR3) Duel Channel

Motherboard - Fujitsu FJNBB06

Bios - Phoenix 1.19

Graphics Intel Pentium p6200 2.13ghz

 

The Ram I may purchase -  

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SK-Hynix-4GB-PC3-12800S-DDR3-1Rx8-Laptop-Memory-/261787942560?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3cf3c6fea0

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8GB-Kit-2X4GB-Crucial-DDR3-1066MHZ-PC3-8500-SODIMM-Laptop-RAM-204-Pin-/131440430297?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item1e9a75ccd9

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/corsair-vengeance-4gb-ddr3-memory-module-sodimm-1600-/151598559978?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item234bfa72ea ( This is the ram I am most interested in ) 

 

I will purchase one of them and add them to one of the existing rams to take my laptop to 6gb,

 

Are they compatible?

 

Thanks,

Lee

 

 

                        

 

EDIT - This is the ram that crucial have advised as compatible 

 

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/lifebook-ah530/CT5297818 - Hoping they are the same as the ones on ebay with regard to settings and compatibility etc


Edited by Knowlesy, 01 March 2015 - 12:49 PM.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 12:36 PM

Can you boot the computer with the RAM you have now? If you think your memory is an issue I would do a test with Memtest86+. Create a bootable disk from the iso and let it run for six passes and better if overnight. If you do not get any errors, your RAM is fine. I am not sure if the memory you want to buy will work as the MB may not detect the higher speed. You currently have 667MHz  (PC3-10600) and you wish to purchase 1600MHz .

 

Crucial has a website where you can go to see what RAM is compatible. I found this on a Website but you should confirm it at the Crucial Website.

 

According to Crucial:
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 2

 


Edited by JohnC_21, 01 March 2015 - 12:37 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 12:44 PM

 

Can you boot the computer with the RAM you have now? If you think your memory is an issue I would do a test with Memtest86+. Create a bootable disk from the iso and let it run for six passes and better if overnight. If you do not get any errors, your RAM is fine. I am not sure if the memory you want to buy will work as the MB may not detect the higher speed. You currently have 667MHz  (PC3-10600) and you wish to purchase 1600MHz .

 

Crucial has a website where you can go to see what RAM is compatible. I found this on a Website but you should confirm it at the Crucial Website.

 

According to Crucial:
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-10600, DDR3 PC3-8500, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Slots: 2

 

 

 

 

Hi John, 

I edited the post and added a couple of rams that I might buy, 

I have done a Crucial scan and they have advised me on ram that runs 1600mhz - This is the 4gb version of the ram I have been advised by the crucial scanner 

http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/lifebook-ah530/CT5297818

 

And with regard to the Memtest -  My original ram is fine, I am on the laptop with my original ram now, The issue was with NEW ram I bought, I cant do a memtest on it because it gave me BSOD on startup, So I couldnt get onto my computer to do a memtest on it. So I am certain it was just faulty ram, 

 

But I wanted to make 100% the next ram I buy is compatible!

 

Best regards,

Lee



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 01:06 PM

According to the spec sheet of the computer:

 

Processor: Intel ® CoreTM i5-480 Processor (2.53GHz, Dimensions/Weight: 14.9"(w) x 9.9"(d) x 1.4"/1.51"(h)
3 MB, L3 cache 1066 MHz FSB) up to 2.8 GHz with Turbo
Boost Technology, Intel ® Pentium ® P6200 Processor
(2.13 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache, 1066 GHz FSB)

 

Your FSB is 1066 MHz. If you use higher speed RAM it will revert to the slower bus but I believe the faster RAM is fine. 



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 01:10 PM

The strange thing to me is you list the memory as being 1.5 volts but crucial says your recommended memory is 1.3 volts.  So .. something here is fishy.

 

You cannot mix voltage type memory.  You would either use the 4 without the 2 or the 2 without the 4 or get two 4's for 8.  Either way I would buy from crucial so you can return it if it ' doesn't work ' for the correct memory.  They can't fault you for buying the memory their 'configurator' recommended if it doesn't work and I know crucial has a fine return policy.



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 01:26 PM

The strange thing to me is you list the memory as being 1.5 volts but crucial says your recommended memory is 1.3 volts.  So .. something here is fishy.
 
You cannot mix voltage type memory.  You would either use the 4 without the 2 or the 2 without the 4 or get two 4's for 8.  Either way I would buy from crucial so you can return it if it ' doesn't work ' for the correct memory.  They can't fault you for buying the memory their 'configurator' recommended if it doesn't work and I know crucial has a fine return policy.

Fishy??

I used CPU-Z to get all that info would you like a screenshot of it to make sure I'm not making a very stupid mistake?? Just chose slot 1 and 2 on Cpuz and it said 1.5v on each

The problem I found when trying to find info on my laptop is that if you just search "Fujitsu lifebook ah530" the Fujitsu website shows the i3 or i5 version...
When really they brought out 3 versions of the same model, the p6200, the i3 and the i5

So putting the info into crucial that the laptop is just a lifebook ah530 im not sure which specific type it's finding... For that reason I used the system scanner to find the recommended ram,
But downloaded cpuz to give you my system info.

Edited by Knowlesy, 01 March 2015 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 01:40 PM

When I said fishy I meant just that.. something doesn't look right.  I am not saying your giving us bad info or that cpuz or that the configurator is... but I do know you can't mix voltages when adding memory.  And from experience laptop memory seems to be really ' picky ' when it comes to what works.  As I said I would still get the memory from crucial .. worst case is you need to send the memory back and get the  ' right ones' If the 1.5 volt sodimms are working Then maybe ' contact crucial ' to get their ' recommendations.



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 01:45 PM

When I said fishy I meant just that.. something doesn't look right.  I am not saying your giving us bad info or that cpuz or that the configurator is... but I do know you can't mix voltages when adding memory.  And from experience laptop memory seems to be really ' picky ' when it comes to what works.  As I said I would still get the memory from crucial .. worst case is you need to send the memory back and get the  ' right ones' If the 1.5 volt sodimms are working Then maybe ' contact crucial ' to get their ' recommendations.


Not to worry I didn't take the fishy comment as a question upon myself, more the information, it's difficult to gauge intent online normally,

Yeah I will take your advice and go through them, costs a little more potentially but you can be certain it's the right components!

Thankyou for your help!

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 01:57 PM

No problem come back and let us know how it all works out for you.



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:00 PM

No problem come back and let us know how it all works out for you.

 

Just a heads up for you, I decided to run the model number of the samsung 2gb stick into google, and it came up with the samsung spec sheet...

It states both 1.5v and 1.35v

 

http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/product/computing-dram/detail?productId=7231&iaId=694

 

Not sure which one though, 1.5v it seems? or can it run at both?

 

 

Also just to add to this, If I decided to purchase the 4gb of ram from crucial found here http://uk.crucial.com/ProductDisplay?displayCompatibleLogo=1&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10153&productId=12040&externalPartNumber=CT5297818&urlLangId=-1&scanId=F4A67C8131D926C3&langId=-1&storeId=10153

 

Would the new 4gb 1600mhz stick be compatible with the 2gb crucial 667mhz stick ? The idea was upgrading to 6gb but if they wont work together it defeats the object, Having googled the Crucial ram serial ct25664bc1339.m8fm It is coming up as 1333mhz ram not the 667 cpuz is claiming.


Edited by Knowlesy, 01 March 2015 - 02:12 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:06 PM

What it suggests is that your pc's bios can detect either one. But you still can't run 2 different at the same time.  You either have 2 at 1.5 or 2 at 1.3

 

I'm inclined to think that the 4gb memory modules run at 1.3 and the 2gb modules run at 1.5.



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Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:19 PM

What it suggests is that your pc's bios can detect either one. But you still can't run 2 different at the same time.  You either have 2 at 1.5 or 2 at 1.3
 
I'm inclined to think that the 4gb memory modules run at 1.3 and the 2gb modules run at 1.5.


You could be right, atleast its shed some light on that perticular situation for both of us!

Thankyou for your advice and I'll let you know how I get on once I buy the new ram from crucial!

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 02:41 PM

Some additional info on voltages from Crucial.

 

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-memory-for-PC-systems/1-35v-1-5v-Dual-Voltage-DDR3-memory/ta-p/71731


Edited by JohnC_21, 01 March 2015 - 02:41 PM.





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