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DDR4 SODIMM Compatability (Are there different SODIMM variations?)

I am looking to get an 8GB DDR4 SODIMM module to upgrade my laptop's RAM. I looked it up on Crucial and the recommended module was this: https://www.crucial.com/memory/ddr4/ct8g4sfs8266/ct13500791 As ...
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How do SO-DIMM and M.2 sockets raise the modules?

When installing a SO-DIMM or M.2 module, you insert the modules sideways, push down and lock them. What's inside the socket, what pushes the modules up? Additionally, why isn't this installation ...
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What makes these RAM modules incompatible? [duplicate]

(Updated with content from: What exactly is the cause of RAM incompatibility?) I have changed memory modules in computers since 1992, but this is a puzzle I have not managed to crack: Why does a ...
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Which SSD type can this slot support?

My Laptop make and model: Acer Aspire A515 51G 54PF https://www.acer.com/ac/en/IN/content/model/NX.GT1SI.006 I wanted to upgrade my laptop so I opened it from the back to find out what my options ...
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Usable RAM is too low as compared to installed RAM

I have gone through the articles here, here and over other sites.However, unable to glean any actionable details for my issue. I installed additional RAM in my old laptop for performance improvement -...
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RAM recognition in windows 10

I have 2 ram slots, both with active memory cards fitted.(I have 2GB in slot one and 4GB in slot 2) Both slots are recognised in BIOS, and it reads the 4gb memory in slot 2 In Systems>Settings>About ...
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MSI GE70 2PE Apache pro - memory upgrade

I need to upgrade the laptop to 32GB, 16GB 1 piece. It has only 2 slots. at present the memory specification is below: https://www.memorycow.co.uk/8gb-8gb-x1-ddr3l-ram-memory-non-ecc-sodimm-1600mhz-...
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PC3L 12800S vs 12800U

What is the difference between DIMM modules labelled as PC3L 12800S and PC3L 12800U, respectively? I guess they are both low-voltage PC3 modules but AFAIK PC3L modules run at 1.35V (instead of 1.5V) ...
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Upgrading the memory (+4GB) on my Lenovo B590 [closed]

I want to upgrade the RAM on my laptop to 8GB. I've been starting to learn how to build Android apps but my laptop is painfully slow when I have the emulators running, occasionally things just grind ...
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Can laptop supporting 1333MHz DDR3 have one 1333MHz DDR3 + 1600MHz DDR3 RAM [duplicate]

I have Dell XPS 15 laptop with two RAMs: Samsung 4GB Corsair 8GB CMSO8GX3M1A1333C9 DDR3-1333/PC3-10600 SO-DIMM Memory Module 204-pin Configuration 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency Both these running fine ...
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How do I physically identify memory modules without labels and without them being in a computer?

I bought 4 used memory modules from a reputable supplier on E-Bay as PC2-4200 DDR2, but it appears that they are are not what the labels say they are. What are the precise dimensions and physical ...
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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 ...
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Which is better for a laptop? DDR3 SDRAM or SODIMM?

I am deciding between 2 HP laptops. One has DDR3 SDRAM and the other has SO DIMM. Which is better?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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RAM issue with Dell XPS 1640

I have this laptop from 2009 N07X1604 STUDIO XPS 16 : INTEL CORE 2 DUO T9900(3 MEMORY : 4096MB (2X2048) 1067MHZ DDR3 DU As you see, it comes with 2 modules of 2gb 1067MHZ DDR3. Now I have searched ...
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What can I do with a bunch of old 1GB/512MB DDR2 RAM sticks? [closed]

I've been a parts-hoarder for too long, and buy stuff when I shouldn't. As a result, I have a whole bunch of relatively small denominations of RAM lying around. I've got like 10 or 12 SO-DIMM laptop ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote MX65 claims to support 667 MHz RAM, but doesn't work with it

I have a Packard Bell EasyNote MX65-100 with Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset. The specification data sheet claims that supports 667 MHz memory, however I cannot make it work with Buffalo Select ...
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As part of the PC knowledge, what is SIMM, DIMM, and can one DIMM be more than 1 circuit board?

I have seen the word SIMM and DIMM a lot, and was ignoring what they mean, but it seems that SIMM and DIMM basically just means: a circuit board that contains all the RAM components on it, to serve ...
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Can I install 1333 MHz memory onto a laptop supporting up to 1066 MHz memory?

I have a question regarding my laptop's RAM. I have 2 slots. One is empty; the other one has a Samsung SODIMM 204-pin 2GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM CL9, non-ECC, unbuffered module, running at 1066 (!) MHz, ...
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Is DIMM to USB convertor available?

I have a 512MiB DDR2 SODIMM SDRAM lying about, after upgrading my brother's notebook's to 2GiB. Seeing that it is not being used, and it hardly has any value on the market, I'd love it if I can use it ...
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Is PC2700 SODIMM laptop memory backwards compatible with PC100?

Can laptop PC100-133 memory be replaced with PC2700-333 ? Both have 200-pin SODIMM.
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Changed one 1 GB SODIMM (of two) for a 2 GB one, but my EB1501U still only sees 2 GB

Changed one 1 GB SODIMM (of two) for a 2 GB one, but my Asus EeeBox EB1501U still only sees 2 GB. The computer is running Win7 x86 (from factory). The specs says "max 4 GB". How can one get the ...