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Jhazon

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I am looking at upgrading my laptop's ram. My laptop, Compaq Intel Centrino T5450, currently has 1gb of RAM onboard but I am looking at upgrading to two 2gb sticks (total of 4gb) with this package - Buy the Crucial 4GB PC6400 DDR2-800 SODIMM Memory Kit at TigerDirect.ca

This is a look at my laptop's ram with the cover removed - http://img43.imagesh...7/canon1349.jpg

My question... will this work?
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Go to HERE and run the Crucial online scanner.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system.
You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and then compare it to what you are wanting to get. Another thing is what OS system does the laptop have installed 32 bit or 64 bit version?
A 32 bit OS will only utilize 3.5 gigs of memory where a 64 bit OS is capable of doing much more then that.
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I'm on a 32 bit OS.... seems like the most my laptop will handle is 2gb total (1gb in each slot) ...dang!
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2 gig should be plenty to do most things on a laptop. Can I ask what issue you are having and\or the reasoning for wanting to upgrade your memory?
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No issues, just time for a "poor man's" upgrade.
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I understand that. I am using the same system I had 6 years ago.
Witht he 2 gigs of memory there really shouldn't be any issues unless you want to increase the size of your hard drive to be able to install more programs or files.
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