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I can't work out what RAM I need. I'm not even sure what laptop I have! All I know is:

  • It's a Sony VIAO, and there is a small marking "VPCF11JOE" just below the screen.
  • The installed memory is 6GB
  • It has an Intel i5 64 bit 2.4GHz M520 processor running Windows 7
  • It has not been modified since it was bought new.

I'm thinking of upgrading the RAM but I don't know what my options are. I don't want to spend more than about $100. Any help/suggestions would be hugely appreciated!

  • Will I need to replace the RAM that's in there?
  • Or can I just buy an extra memory stick?
  • What kind of RAM do I need to buy?


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Need a model number, and 6GB should be enough for about anything a laptop should do. – AthomSfere May 8 '13 at 23:09
Thanks - but I defo need more RAM. I've minimised background processes etc. Also I want to increase file cache size, and my system is low on memory as it is, I had to increase virtual memory. How would I find the model number? – Jodes May 8 '13 at 23:14
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This is most probably your Chipset: Mobile Intel® PM55 Express

Installed Memory : 6GB (4GB+2GB)
Memory Type/Speed : DDR3/1333MHz
Max. Memory : 8GB

So you will need to swap the 2GB Stick for a 4GB Stick with, ideally, same specs as the other stick.

In Addition: A question has been answered with some tips/tools that will help you here.
The Tool is called Speccy and will give you exact details on your hardware.

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Thank you! I will see if I can get at the RAM to have a look at it. – Jodes May 8 '13 at 23:15

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