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1answer
18 views

How to identify hardware performance bottleneck in laptop?

Is there any tool that helps to determine the weakest link of my current laptop hardware specification? Any online guide to help me choose nice balanced configuration for the new laptop? I need to ...
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1answer
19 views

Ram frequency in laptop [closed]

I have Lenovo Thinkpad T440p with intel I7 Haswell 4600M. My quetion is: makes sense to buy Kingston HyperX Impact Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133 SODIMM for this laptop? Or is the same like 1600MHz ram? ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Incompatible RAM with a laptop

Recently, I bought a RAM (Vengeance CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9) for my laptop (eMachines E732G). Yesterday I installed the RAM on my laptop. There was a problem. I could not install any operating system ...
1
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1answer
90 views

Laptop won't boot after installing new RAM (compatibility issue?)

I bought some new RAM for my Toshiba Satellite P500-14L laptop (max. memory 8GB according to Toshiba website). Previously I had 2x2GB Samsung M471B5673EH1-CF8 1066MHz DDR3 Now I bought 2x4GB ...
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1answer
23 views

laptop motherboard processor upgrade

i have a Toshiba satellite pro LAPTOP with 80 GB hod 512 MB ram and 1.8 GHz celeron processor and manufactured in 2007. i was wondering is it possible to upgrade the processor along with the ...
0
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0answers
29 views

1.5 volt RAM in a 1.35 RAM compatible laptop

My laptop is asus rog 750jx, it was said that it compatible with 1.35v ram. But i installed a 1.5v ram onto the laptop. Will it be okay?
0
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2answers
65 views

Adding a 1600 MHz RAM to a Laptop with already installed 1333 MHz

I have an HP Pavilion G6 Laptop that came with 4 GB RAM (Samsung). I recently upgraded it with another 2GB of G.Skill RAM 1333MHz with CL 9-9-9, so the memory was 6 GB in total. A few days back, the ...
0
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1answer
35 views

Can't start Windows 7 after hard shutdown

Something funny happened. I develop artificial intelligence software on my Dell Inspiron 17R, so I frequently have to deal with very large datasets in Java. Here we go. Last night, I was performing ...
0
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0answers
37 views

My laptop not going to sleep, how to turn deep s3 on?

I have got an Asus x202e laptop. The problem I am facing is the laptop never goes to sleep, hibernates or shuts down. I am facing a real difficulty with this. I updated all my drivers. once I give any ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Windows explorer stop responding on laptop startup

From few days ago, I am seeing windows explorer not working or not responding on my laptop startup. The whole desktop screen and also mouse cursor stop responding. I have to wait for some time and ...
1
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1answer
279 views

“DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE” on Windows 8.1

I'll jump straight into details and the steps of what I did to have made my laptop showing BSOD. Earlier time when I first bought this laptop: 1. Launched and played a game 2. Game playing halfway ...
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3answers
2k views

Greasy water in laptop's DIMM slot

My wife was having dinner in front of (on top of) the laptop and she spilled some soup onto it, right above the touchpad. Almost all of the soup ended up in the upper DIMM slot which sits underneath ...
0
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2answers
133 views

When buying RAM on a budget, do I choose higher capacity or lower latency?

I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have ...
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2answers
42 views

My computer takes 2 minutes to load MS Excel. Is RAM the culprit?

My main laptop is broken and I am using my old one. It performs office work slowly, and I was particularly upset when it took 2 minutes to load MS Excel. I know this is not a specific question, but ...
1
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3answers
129 views

Can a program break a cpu and/or gpu?

For the record I have posted this question on other forums and nobody has a clue. I have an Alienware 14 (Intel i7 4700MQ and GeForce GTX 765M). A while ago I ran an emulated version of the original ...
0
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0answers
52 views

Toshiba Satellite P850 - Freezing and Stuttering

I've about exhausted all my known options at this point. I own a Toshiba Satellite p850 which was new in 2012. The laptop frequently (several times per minutes) locks up or stutters the entire system. ...
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1answer
39 views

ssd(Solid State Drive) vs high processor? [closed]

What is preferable? SSD(Solid State Drive) with enough RAM or i7 processor for a new laptop?
0
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1answer
37 views

How can I check which RAM replacement can I use in my laptop?

I've a Nanya (NT2GT64U8HD0BN-AD) 2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM PC2-6400S, 200-pin, Notebook RAM I would like to use this RAM in my old laptop Samsung NC-10 I know that normally is upgraded with PC5300 667MHz ...
0
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0answers
120 views

Asus N61JQ - Ram upgrade above officially supprted 8GB

I have an Asus N61JQ laptop (http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/N61Jq/specifications/). I have already ugraded the Hard Drive to 1TB with sucess. Now I want to upgrade my RAM. The laptop has 6GB ...
0
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0answers
54 views

Interference of noise when playing audio/video

A sort of noise is getting interfered when I play audio/video in any player. During some instance the audio or video is played very slowly for some seconds(along with noise)and plays normally after ...
0
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2answers
74 views

RAM issue: Laptop fails to boot with two different RAM modules?

My laptop (scan report from crucial website) currently has 4GB memory: 2GB onboard, and a SO-DIMM module, 2GB 1066MHz, inserted in the ONLY slot the laptop offers. Here starts my odyssey: I bought a ...
0
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2answers
38 views

HP Pavilion g7 2300-sm reading only 920mb of RAM memory

My Pavilion g7 2300-sm have 4gb of RAM memory. I have installed Win 7 (original) on him. What I didn't know is that this laptop is made only for Win8. I did manage to install all the drivers, and ...
0
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1answer
136 views

How do I know whether my Lenovo t410 supports 16 GB or ram?

I was thinking about exteinding my memory a bit. I have windows 8.1 pro x64 installed, and I've read on the internet that it supports up to 128 gigs. So does it mean that I am okay to install 2x8 ...
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1answer
28 views

How to know about the hardware especifications of a notebook/ultrabook? [closed]

I'm a .Net programmer and I want to buy a new ultrabook for me. I'm dating the Dell XPS 13 and I want to know the hardware manufacturer and version of the SSD and memory, but I don't find it on the ...
0
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2answers
161 views

Are there issue using different sized RAM's

I have a 1*4GB RAM installed in my dell laptop. I am going to purchase 1*8GB RAM. So, my question is if the combination of one 4GB and one 8GB RAM, will both work or not? I am confused as I have never ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Upgrading Ram from 4GB to 8GB in packard bell tm80

I own a Packard bell Tm80 laptop (this website has pulled up this info on recommended ram upgrade option): http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=71500C5AA5CA7304 I have Samsung ram ...
0
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3answers
95 views

New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

Do DDR3 SODIMM modules come in sizes greater than 8GB?

I'm really interested on buying a 1x16GB DDR3 SODIMM module because my laptop has only one memory slot. I know that DIMM modules with 16GB do exist. But I can find only packs with two 8GB modules of ...
1
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1answer
107 views

Adding a second RAM chip to Asus U32U Laptop [closed]

I have an Asus U32U laptop. The specific model is RX012D. The configuration is: AMD® APU E-450 AMD A50M Chipset AMD Radeon® HD 6320 Built-in 320GB 5400RPM HDD Running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (will move to ...
17
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6answers
2k views

Does more RAM usage cause more battery usage?

I'm using a 2 year old 15" AMD laptop running Windows 8, and its battery life is not as long as the brand new ultrabooks for sure. In the place I'm currently working I don't have access to a power ...
0
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2answers
99 views

HP dv6-2150ca don't boot after RAM upgrade

I've HP dv6-2150ca with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I had 4 gb RAM. I upgrade to 8 gb RAM. Both from same manufacturer and purchased at same time. Specs of RAM Crucial When I start laplop it says ...
1
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3answers
445 views

Installed RAM, how long do I wait?

I have a Lenovo W530 that had a single 8G RAM stick under the keyboard. On the bottom of the laptop, there is a panel you can remove, and I installed 2 more 8G sticks, for a total of 24. I'm waiting ...
0
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2answers
70 views

where can I buy or build a computer with memory > 16 GB?

I want a computer with really big RAM. 15 GB is not enough for me. First thing I know that I have to install Windows 7 Professional instead of Home Premium. However, what about the computer itself? I ...
0
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2answers
319 views

what to do if 2 RAM slots are not working

I bought a Samsung laptop model NP350V5C-A0EUK. It worked exactly for 1 year - I bought a new RAM, after that my hard drive got bad memory sectors and I replaced it, then one of my RAM slots was dead, ...
1
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1answer
44 views

Dell Inspiron mini 10v hand while playing hd video

I have the problem of Dell Inspiron mini 10v while playing hd video. So recently i have upgraded the RAM to 2 GB DDR2 but still there is no improvement while playing HD video, both sound n video ...
1
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1answer
87 views

Memory Management problems with new Dell XPS Laptop

I recently bought the latest and "best" Dell XPS 15 with preinstalled Windows 8.1. In the two weeks I am using it now, there have been a lot of application crashes, unexpected system shutdowns and ...
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1answer
56 views

Is there a crucial difference between Desktop RAM and Laptop RAM? [duplicate]

Looking to upgrade my Acer V5 572G 6679 From what I've researched, I can swap out a 1x2GB module with a max of 1x8 GB module of DDR3 running at 16000mhz. Found this on amazon . Problem is, it says ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Is it better value for money to part-exchange my laptop for one with double the RAM and touchscreen than to upgrade the RAM of my current one? [closed]

I currently have a Compaq Windows 8.1 laptop with 4GB of RAM and an Intel-core I3 proccessor with 2.30GHz of CPU (and 400 gb of HDD). This cost me £359 at PC World back in August of 2013. However, I ...
0
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1answer
207 views

Upgrading laptop memory and deciding between 6gb and 8gb. I usually have 100+ processes running at any given time. Advice? [closed]

I am not a gamer. Most of the processes are usually in chrome as I have many tabs open constantly, along with a few other applications that I like to run pretty much constantly. I'm deciding between ...
0
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2answers
63 views

Which type of RAM do I need and where to find it?

I want to upgrade RAM in my laptop but I'm afraid I'll buy a wrong RAM. I currently have 4gb and I'm looking to upgrade to 8gb. The laptop has 2 slots for RAM and there's one free at the moment. I ...
1
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1answer
96 views

Should I add 4gb RAM to my laptop? [closed]

I just bought a new laptop a month ago and while it already meets my requirements, there's always space for an upgrade! The laptop is HP ProBook 450 and these are hardware specs: Intel i5-3230M ...
0
votes
2answers
164 views

What kinds of laptop memory for Lenovo T400 laptop?

I am very ignorant about computer hardware. My Lenovo T400 laptop was purchased in 2009, and has only 2GB memory, and I hoped to increase its memory. (By the way, my OS is 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 ) ...
1
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0answers
159 views

RAM capacity vs power consumption in S3 Suspend-to-RAM mode

My netbook with 1GB DDR2 RAM module takes 16% of battery for 24 hours of S3 standby mode (STR - Suspend-to-RAM). That amounts to the power consumption of 0.32 Watts in standby. That also means that ...
0
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0answers
84 views

Toshiba Tecra 9100 incompatible memory

I have a Toshiba Tecra 9100 with 60 GB HDD, Pentium 4 M 2GHz processor and 400 MHz FSB. It has memory PC-2700 512MB cl2.5 in slot A and has memory PC-2700 512MB cl2.5 in slot B I installed Ubuntu ...
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2answers
352 views

Reusing old laptop parts in new laptop [closed]

I have an old HCL ME P38 pdc laptop which is dead now. It had CPU: 478 pin Socket p based supported processor(dual core) core logic or video controller: NVIDIA nforce MCP79MVL (with inbuilt ...
1
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2answers
472 views

What if the bus speed of the ram doesnt match?

I am using a asus K42F laptop , ram 2 GB DDR3 , processor core i5 . I want to extend my ram . According to CPU-z software my bus speed is (532*2) MHz . I want to add additional 2GB ram on my laptop ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Is 16 gigs the limit of Intel's Haswell or chipset

I've been researching for a new notebook and I'm really frustrated with trying to find a nice Intel Haswell machine that can take more than 16 gigs. I don't want to be stuck there in a few years. ...
4
votes
1answer
11k views

Can you have PC3L and PC3 RAM together?

I have a pair of DDR3 SODIMM RAM modules in my laptop, and I want to replace the 2GB for a 4GB that is compatible. So far I haven't been able to find an exact match but I found a very similar with a ...
1
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4answers
10k views

Difference between DDR3 SDRAM and DDR3 SODIMM for laptop

I have an ASUS A55VD-NS51 laptop with 6GB of RAM and I've been wanting to upgrade the memory for a while. I've finally decided to go through with it, but I am unsure as to whether to buy DDR3 SDRAM or ...
0
votes
2answers
61 views

Install more memory to my PC

I have Dell Vostro 3750 laptop with 8 GB RAM (2x4GB). Does anyone know if it's possible to install more 8 GB (2x8GB) to have 16 GB on that laptop? Or where I can see whether it supports 16 GB RAM?