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What ram do i buy?


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Threeshotsolid

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Ok i have a HP Probook 4510s.
It currently has 4gb ram and is 32bit windows 7

i would like to upgrade to a 8gb ram and 64bit windows 7 to hopefully boost my laptops proformance.

i have looked at these websites
http://www.memoryupg...odule-kits.html
http://www.orcalogic...type=87533&ft=m


my laptops maximum ram is 8gb, which is great, however, i need a specific model?

i dont know what to buy, i dont want to buy 8gb ram and find out it doesnt work



can anyone explain, what i need to buy and a good website to buy it from - cheap website prefered. thanks.

also do i need to buy a new windows 7. or is there an option for 64bit on the disc that i have.

thanks in advance =)
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Hi Threeshotsolid
Use the Crucial system scanner, it will tell you what your best option for expansion/upgrade is.
There is no need to purchase anything just write down the recommended Ram details and then shop around for the best deal, when you find something you like the look of simply google reviews for the Ram and post the details here to get some feedback; http://www.crucial.c...ner/?click=true

Post the details of your W7 disk.
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hey thanks for the quick reply, and sorry for the late one from me.

i thought maybe there was a specific one for my model, maybe i was wrong


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Straight from HP HERE
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Crucial.com > Manufacturer Specifications - HP - Compaq ProBook 4525s
http://www.crucial.c...l=ProBook 4525s

Maximum Memory: 8192MB (8 GB)

Slots: 2

Each memory slot can hold DDR3 PC3-8500, (or) DDR3 PC3-10600 with a maximum of 4GB per slot.

(Click the crucial.com link above for more info).
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Also be aware that if you are running the 32 bit version of Windows then anything over 3.5 gigs of memory is useless.
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sorry, my email was down so i forgot to check the to see if there was a reply on this.

thanks for the help guys.
yes. i plan on upgrading to 64 bit window 7 =P

thanktyou
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sorry, my email was down so i forgot to check the to see if there was a reply on this.

thanks for the help guys.
yes. i plan on upgrading to 64 bit window 7 =P

thanktyou


I had the same problem, I was receiving notifications but couldn't`t read them until this morning UK time :D
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FYI you cannot just upgrade from a 32 bit OS to a 64 bit OS.
This requires a format and fresh install.
You will need to backup any data you do not want to lose, format the system and the do a fresh installation of the new 64 bit OS. Reinstall all programs and then after verifying system is stable and working then and only then copy all your data back.
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I know that. U have told me before. But my question is- the disc i installed windows 7 32bit from - does it instal 64 aswel or just 32
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What version of Win7 do you have?
IS it a OEM or retail disk?
OEM's usually have only one either 32 bit or 64 bit on them.
A full retail version will have both.
When installing you should be given the option of which you want to install if they are both on the disk.
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Not sure. Thx 4 the tip . I wil check tomorow because its very late here. And hopefuly, after this. U will have seen the lastof me as i hope i will have no more problems
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Well I hope you will hang around the forum and enjoy. You may be able to help someone yourself and you are more then welcome to add a suggestion in any topic except the malware forums. :D
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