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Can i increase my notebook's memory?

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March 17, 2013 4:03:48 AM

I have a notebook. Its the Asus K55DR.It has 4gb ram ddr3.Im wondering if i can increase it up to 8gb maybe.
My notebook:
CPU: AMD A8 4500M
GPU: HD 7640g+7470M
BIOS version: 04.06.05
OS:Win7 64-bit

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a c 132 } Memory
March 17, 2013 4:57:47 AM

crusial memory has a small java app that read your system ram and show if you have any free ram slots and show you the ram kits that work in your laptop. some laptop vendors can use one or two dimm when they build your unit. if your lucky there one 4g dimm in the unit and a open ram slot. if your unlucky they used two 2g ram sticks and you have to pick up a ram kit and remove the old ram.
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a b } Memory
March 17, 2013 5:26:25 AM

open the back and take a look. Just make sure to ground yourself if you take out the RAM.

Most notebooks have 2 slots and if your notebook has 4gb then it is populated by 2 x 2gb.
You'll have to buy 2 x 4gb. It is annoying but the difference is worth it.
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a b } Memory
March 17, 2013 5:58:15 AM

Easier than opening it.
Just down load CPU-z. run it and you will see two memory tabs ar the top:
A) Memory. How it is being used. This tab shows type, amount, channels, NB Freq, Dram Freq Plus Timings.
B) SPD. Has a pull down windows that shows info by Slot #.
If Only one stick, then you will only see infor for slot 1. This page tells you about the Ram; such as Manuf part Number and the various Speed/CL ratings stored on the Module, also shows XMP rating (This is normally the advertised Speed)
... This is helpful as if you only have a single 4 gig stick, then you want to MATCH that with a second 4 gig module that has the exact same specs as what is installed.

PS. Most laptop makers cheap out by putting in two Ram modules. Two reasons for this 1) The smaller capacity modules are generally cheaper (ie 2 x 2 gig < 1 x 4 gig). Remember a Buck or two Times a million units is a LOT of cost savings. B) 1 x 4 Gig module will run in single channel mode while 2 sticks will run in dual channel mode.

BUT NOT ALL as my Samsung RF711 came with a single 4 Gig module.
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a b } Memory
March 17, 2013 7:26:35 AM

It's always 2x2gb. Unless it's an eeePC. Which it isn't. So, if you want 8gb... open it and install 2x4gb stocks.
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a b } Memory
March 17, 2013 7:42:17 AM

^ You are correct for that specific Laptop, I'm sure.
However, others read these post and I try to both answer the poster and others that may read the post. And in that vein - NOT ALL laptops w/4 gigs of Ram come with 2 x 2 gigs. As I stated my Samsung RF-711 came with a single 4 gig stick allowing to upgrade to 8 gigs by buying a single stick.

And for laptops, you do not just go out and buy 2 x 4 Gigs of ram and plop them in. laptops can be very fussy on memory. Ideally you should install ram with the same specs as what it was shipped with. My method shows how to do this. Point - I contacted a Ram vender to verify their ram Modules would work in my laptop - Ans Yes. Bought ANS = NOPE. purchased the same spec ram from different vender = Worked.
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a b } Memory
March 17, 2013 8:48:19 AM

RetiredChief said:
^ You are correct for that specific Laptop, I'm sure.
However, others read these post and I try to both answer the poster and others that may read the post. And in that vein - NOT ALL laptops w/4 gigs of Ram come with 2 x 2 gigs. As I stated my Samsung RF-711 came with a single 4 gig stick allowing to upgrade to 8 gigs by buying a single stick.

And for laptops, you do not just go out and buy 2 x 4 Gigs of ram and plop them in. laptops can be very fussy on memory. Ideally you should install ram with the same specs as what it was shipped with. My method shows how to do this. Point - I contacted a Ram vender to verify their ram Modules would work in my laptop - Ans Yes. Bought ANS = NOPE. purchased the same spec ram from different vender = Worked.


I owe you a cookie. 99% of good laptops come with 2x2GB.
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March 18, 2013 9:31:02 AM

Thank you all!
BTW i just find out with cpu z , that the slot nr.1 has no data and slot nr.2 has a 4gb ddr3.
That means that i have to buy a single 4gb ram stick right?
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a b } Memory
March 18, 2013 10:05:45 AM

Yes.
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a b } Memory
March 18, 2013 10:05:58 AM

Yes, but just as a double check take a quick peek and mack sure that thers is not a Module in slot #1 and it is just not being recognized, ie not fully seated.
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a b } Memory
March 18, 2013 10:08:03 AM

RetiredChief said:
Yes, but just as a double check take a quick peek and mack sure that thers is not a Module in slot #1 and it is just not being recognized, ie not fully seated.



How would that be even possible?
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a b } Memory
March 18, 2013 10:45:06 AM

Turn the laptop over. There should be a approx 2 in sware panel about in the center held down by one screw. remove screw and you should see the Memory module(s)/slots.

If you see two modules, then you have a problem with one of them. It could be; module bad, not seated properly (a contact not making good contact), bad slot.

If you only see one module plus an empty slot = GREAT, just buy a send module (recommend same brand/speed/timings) insert into empty slot and ENJOY
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a b } Memory
March 18, 2013 10:49:52 AM

RetiredChief said:
Turn the laptop over. There should be a approx 2 in sware panel about in the center held down by one screw. remove screw and you should see the Memory module(s)/slots.

If you see two modules, then you have a problem with one of them. It could be; module bad, not seated properly (a contact not making good contact), bad slot.

If you only see one module plus an empty slot = GREAT, just buy a send module (recommend same brand/speed/timings) insert into empty slot and ENJOY


Chief.. it's impossible that he has one slot with bad (not connected, bad, dead, not detected...) RAM. Impossible. He bought laptop with 4 GB RAM and it's 4 GB RAM usable. Why would be more RAM in it?
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a b } Memory
March 18, 2013 12:36:29 PM

Most likely you are correct in that there is only one module but to say Impossible - NO. I'm just covering all bets, besides the individual has to open the cover at some point anyway.

Why it is not impossible.
.. Read the fine print. Vender may make changes that are not incorporated into packaged product (a catch all clause).
.. Mistakes can be made, ie in Quality check both slots would have been poulated just to verify that both slots work, the 2nd module may have been accidently left in. This is no great lost to the vender as that 2nd module probably only cost the vender about 10 Bucks - they pay a whole lot less than we do.

Bottom line, open it to check on HOW to instal and if there by some slim chance there is a 2nd module, well .....
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March 19, 2013 3:51:12 AM

Yes I bought the notebook w/ 4gb ram and its recognised.
But if i upgrade it...The gaming will be better right?
I'm sure that the gpu can't be replaced,thats why i trying the memory replacement.
Im realy satisfied with my cpu but sometimes some games (like bf3) are lagging and i dunno why?Memory or GPU?
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a b } Memory
March 19, 2013 5:12:00 AM

Well it won't have much impact on gaming, probably not at all. But one thing is sure. DDR3 won't be cheaper than it is now (2013). So buy 4 gigs if you can. It will make your laptop run smoother in OS, easier to work with multitasking. So, if you have chance, buy those. And any PC shop if bought from them will install it with no aditional cost.
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March 19, 2013 5:34:48 AM

Ok then, thanks for the tipp!
Thank you all!
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a b } Memory
March 19, 2013 6:04:39 AM

Not that one. That's 1333 MHz, and you have 1600 MHz DDR3 allready so you should go for 1600MHz if you can.

something like this

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-PC3-12800-Notebooks-KAS-...

can you run CPUZ and post screenshot of memory so we can be sure that is 1600MHz memory in there?

I don't know is it max 1600 MHz memory supported or allready in there.
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a b } Memory
March 19, 2013 6:36:56 AM

It's 1600 MHz so you should search one of those.
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March 19, 2013 6:38:51 AM

Ok!
Thanks for helping me!
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a b } Memory
March 19, 2013 6:39:26 AM

RonnieNine said:
Ok!
Thanks for helping me!


No problem.
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a b } Memory
March 19, 2013 6:51:08 AM

No you have not :)  it's PC RAM and 4 modules with 1GB RAM.


SO-DIMM DDR3 PC-12800 (1600MHz) 4 GB SINGLE MODULE (1X4GB) is what you are looking for.
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March 19, 2013 7:18:47 AM

ok.
i will send a pm to you if if i find something.
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