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How can I tell what RAM will fit my computer?

I just bought an HP Laptop at Fry's and it has 6 GB of memory. I want to upgrade to 8. The problem is that I don't know exactly what I need. I know it has 2 slots (Dual channel) and it's DDR3.

I don't know if it is SODIMM, or how many pins it has or MHz.

I have posted some specs about my laptop:

What exact type of RAM do I need?

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Ummmmmm .... NO –  Backtrack May 5 '12 at 19:44
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Why though? Especially the second answer suggesting Crucial is very useful. We encourage canonical questions and answers that apply to any case, not too localized ones. –  slhck May 5 '12 at 19:54
    
Agreed, Crucial.com's memory tool has never failed me once over the years. –  Brad May 5 '12 at 20:06
    
@slhck Wait.. What do you mean by duplicate? I possibly misunderstood what you said –  Backtrack May 6 '12 at 5:56
    
Questions can be closed as a duplicate of another, which basically just inserts a link at the top of your question for future reference. In your case, it so happens that we already have a community guide on buying RAM. –  slhck May 6 '12 at 7:16
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231266

Any 204 pin DDR3 1333 will work. I use 2 of these in my system.

You probably only need one chip. I would double check your notebook that it has a 4gb and a 2gb and upgrade the 2gb one.

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Yea I only need one.Also does it matter what brand they are? I mean would it be better if they were both from the same brand? And what are some good RAM brands? –  Backtrack May 5 '12 at 1:26
    
Not really. Just check the reviews. G.Skill is solid stuff. Been using their value ram for years and many systems. –  Deekane May 5 '12 at 1:27
    
Do you recommend me purchasing them from newegg? I usually purchases stuff from Amazon or Frys Also I'm using Hyundai electronics RAM which I've never heard about lol –  Backtrack May 5 '12 at 1:28
    
Same thing from amazon. amazon.com/G-Skill-PC3-10666-Series-single-laptop/dp/B002IVGFN0/… Hyundai is fine. My dell came with that. –  Deekane May 5 '12 at 1:31
    
Ok so once I remove the 2gb chip then I insert the new one and turn on my laptop then my laptop automatically detects it? Edit: Also it's not SODIMM right? –  Backtrack May 5 '12 at 1:33
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