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RAM upgrade. What RAM do I need? Where can I find it? Can I do it?


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#1 Cimi

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 07:44 PM

Hi all, 

 

Id like to add another 4 gig RAM to my Laptop. Any advise and assistance would be most appreciated. Here are the details I think are relevant. I have attached links to screen shots as  can upload here due to other laptop issues. 

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Kogan Model

https://yadi.sk/i/bHHJAvaffgsY4

 

Ram Info

https://yadi.sk/i/DGaE_j-bfjXDT

https://yadi.sk/i/lSHwq4O6fjXD5

https://yadi.sk/i/i0hFws-TfjXDD

 

 

 

 



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Posted 04 April 2015 - 04:55 AM

You have Cruclal DDR3 12800 { 800Mhz }.

Do you have Specs on the Maximum it can take ?  Check Kogan Manual ? 

You have 1 Slot available so im guessing you could add another 2Gig no issue / Possibly 4Gig if Mobo supports that.

 

Looks like you can have 8gig max  https://www.kogan.com/media/files/usermanuals/KHLAP15N3540A-QSG.pdf

Thats if your Model is the same Atlas X1510

 

If you can remove the current Ram Stick - take that when you Purchase another to compare.


Edited by Havachat, 04 April 2015 - 04:57 AM.


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 07:17 AM



Hi all, 

 

Id like to add another 4 gig RAM to my Laptop. Any advise and assistance would be most appreciated. Here are the details I think are relevant. I have attached links to screen shots as  can upload here due to other laptop issues. 

Regards

Cimi 

 

Kogan Model

https://yadi.sk/i/bHHJAvaffgsY4

 

Ram Info

https://yadi.sk/i/DGaE_j-bfjXDT

https://yadi.sk/i/lSHwq4O6fjXD5

https://yadi.sk/i/i0hFws-TfjXDD

 

 

 

 

Hello Cimi,

 

Are you from the USA? If not, what currency does your country use?

 

The recommended suggestion below is based on US dollars.

 

 
Memory: Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1066 Memory  ($29.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $29.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-04 08:15 EDT-0400


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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:18 PM

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Hi Havachat thanks for the response. I feel the model of laptop is correct. Just to confirm here is a screen shot of the model number. 

https://yadi.sk/i/bHHJAvaffgsY4

 

The manual you posted is correct. I see that it can take a max of 8 gig memory 

https://yadi.sk/i/CxhszJa_fmNHJ

 

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:23 PM

Serpius

Thanks for the reply. 

I am from Australia and use the Australia Dollar. This is not worth as much as the US dollar. It is my understanding that both memory units needs to match. e.g I should purchase 2 x 2 4 gig to replace the current memory. Rather than just add another 2 gig that may be a different brand?

 

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 03:05 AM

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Hi Serpius. I have looked up the above link you provided for the ram from Amazon Memory: Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1066 Memory  ($29.99 @ Amazon) 

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-ct4g3s1067m

 

This link takes me to a link that states the memory is for 

Crucial 4GB DDR3/DDR3L 1066 MT/s PC3-8500 204-Pin Memory for Mac CT4G3S1067M

That this is memory for a Mac??

On this list of Motherboards that the memory suits on this link > 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/?compatible_with=crucial-memory-ct4g3s1067m

 

I can not see my product listed as one that supports the memory listed.

 

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 04:52 AM

Just take the old one with you , and they will give you a matching Crucial Stick.

Any PC Shop will stock it , then you only have to buy the Extra Single 4G to give you a total of 8G.

 

Have a look at Centrecom ..  http://www.centrecom.com.au/notebook-ram?brand=76&specs=235,250,228

Depending on what speed the current stick runs at ? if you buy the one above it will drop back to what ever is current in Lappy


Edited by Havachat, 05 April 2015 - 05:21 AM.


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:11 AM



 

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Hi Serpius. I have looked up the above link you provided for the ram from Amazon Memory: Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1066 Memory  ($29.99 @ Amazon) 

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-ct4g3s1067m

 

This link takes me to a link that states the memory is for 

Crucial 4GB DDR3/DDR3L 1066 MT/s PC3-8500 204-Pin Memory for Mac CT4G3S1067M

That this is memory for a Mac??

On this list of Motherboards that the memory suits on this link > 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/?compatible_with=crucial-memory-ct4g3s1067m

 

I can not see my product listed as one that supports the memory listed.

 

Best Regards

Cimi 

 

Cimi,

 

I followed the specifications stated by the laptop manual. 

 

Don't worry if it's for Mac products as well. A number of RAM modules do fit both PC and Mac computers. That's nothing new.

 

The critical information of getting the correct RAM module for your laptop is this: 204-pin SODIMM

 

See that word SODIMM? Those are specific to laptops. Whereas DIMM are specific to desktops.

 

You can mix brands types of RAM modules as long as the RAM speed is the same to get the best performance out of the RAM modules.

In your case, it is the DDR3-1066.

 

I have revised the recommendation based on your country's currency.

 

 
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1066 Memory  ($55.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Total: $55.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-05 20:06 EST+1000


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:30 AM

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Hi Serpius, 

Thanks for such a detailed response I have found it very helpful. I guess my only other question would be around install of the ram. I am not very hands on or technical minded no tools etc. Is install something best left to a professional ?

 

Regards

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 06:27 AM

 

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Hi Serpius, 

Thanks for such a detailed response I have found it very helpful. I guess my only other question would be around install of the ram. I am not very hands on or technical minded no tools etc. Is install something best left to a professional ?

 

Regards

Cimi 

 

Cimi,

 

Most laptop RAM module compartments are on the bottom side of the laptop with easy access to the RAM modules. I am assuming this to be the the case for your laptop.

 

Just simply read the manual to find out where the RAM module compartment is and be sure to pay attention to the screws! When you take off the compartment cover, make sure that the screws are placed with the cover.  

The screws are small and can be easily lost if not placed in a spot will it will NOT roll off and become lost on the floor.

 

Be aware of static electricity discharge! (ESD) Ground yourself before you start messing with the insides of the laptop.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 07:05 AM

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Hi Serpius 

 

This is the message I have had back from the laptop manufacturer. The RAM does not match the frequency you have identified. Could you explain the below which I have been told by Kogan. This is the type your link to buy is 

G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory for Mac FA-8500CL7S-4GBSQ 

This is what Kogan has stated : 1333Mhz 

This product comes with 2 available DIMM slots for RAM expansion (maximum of 8GB) however upgrading the RAM will void product warranty.

Kogan Atlas X1510 Laptop is designed with 4GB Dual channel DDR3L 1333Mhz-RAM.

Regards Cimi 



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:35 AM

 



 

Serpius

 

Hi Serpius. I have looked up the above link you provided for the ram from Amazon Memory: Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1066 Memory  ($29.99 @ Amazon) 

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-ct4g3s1067m

 

This link takes me to a link that states the memory is for 

Crucial 4GB DDR3/DDR3L 1066 MT/s PC3-8500 204-Pin Memory for Mac CT4G3S1067M

That this is memory for a Mac??

On this list of Motherboards that the memory suits on this link > 

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/motherboard/?compatible_with=crucial-memory-ct4g3s1067m

 

I can not see my product listed as one that supports the memory listed.

 

Best Regards

Cimi 

 

Cimi,

 

I followed the specifications stated by the laptop manual. 

 

Don't worry if it's for Mac products as well. A number of RAM modules do fit both PC and Mac computers. That's nothing new.

 

The critical information of getting the correct RAM module for your laptop is this: 204-pin SODIMM

 

See that word SODIMM? Those are specific to laptops. Whereas DIMM are specific to desktops.

 

You can mix brands types of RAM modules as long as the RAM speed is the same to get the best performance out of the RAM modules.

In your case, it is the DDR3-1066.

 

I have revised the recommendation based on your country's currency.

 

 
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1066 Memory  ($55.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Total: $55.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-05 20:06 EST+1000

 

 

Cimi,

 

That's a bit odd that the laptop manufacturer states that if you upgraded to a 8 GB of RAM, that will void the warranty. Even though the laptop is capable of running with 8 GB. That is a very odd warranty. I've never ran across a warranty like that.

 

I don't know when the warranty has expired on your laptop, if the warranty already has expired, then you have nothing to worry about.

 

Here's my revised suggested memory upgrade as per the manufacturer.

 

Or... you can still get the other RAM module that I recommended earlier in this thread. You already have a DDR3 1066 MHz RAM module, so why not use the same speed to match everything up?

 

The laptop will work with either the 1066 MHz or the 1333 MHz RAM modules. I am questioning the person who gave you that information about the warranty stuff. It's all odd to me.

 

 
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($44.98 @ Mwave Australia) 
Total: $44.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-08 00:30 EST+1000


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:55 AM

Hi Serpius, 

 

Here is the exact reply I got when I asked about adding memory. + They state that they do not stock it at the moment. Perhaps some time in the future. Here is what they said ""

 

Hi Darren,

Thanks for contacting Kogan support.

This product comes with 2 available DIMM slots for RAM expansion (maximum of 8GB) however upgrading the RAM will void product warranty.

Kogan Atlas X1510 Laptop is designed with 4GB Dual channel DDR3L 1333Mhz-RAM.

We don't currently stock [4GB Dual channel DDR3L 1333Mhz-RAM ], however we are always expanding our product range, so keep checking back as it is likely that we’ll have the product you want available soon!

To be kept informed of new product releases and be the first to hear about special offers, please subscribe to our newsletter by visiting http://www.kogan.com/au/kogan-daily-deals/

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.

Kindest regards,
 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:45 AM

I forgot to mention Ive only purchased the laptop 3- 4 weeks ago new. 

 

Cheers

Cimi or Darren as you may have figured :) 



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 11:23 AM

G'day mate, if you have only purchased the laptop 3 or 4 weeks ago and Kogan has stated the warranty will be voided if the laptop is upgraded, then it is not worth losing the warranty. Just curious to why you might want to add another 4GB of ram?


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