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March 21, 2014 2:17:11 PM

OK here's the deal.
I'm pretty new to the computer upgrade scene. Although I do understand most of it, I don't claim to actually know what I'm doing :D .
I'm playing with upgrading my laptop ram to run games a little better.
My computer uses 2 - ddr2 sticks originally 1 GB - 2 GB sticks.
Just replaced the one 1 GB with a 2 GB.
now for my real question :D 
My computer "says" max is 4 GB of total memory, what would happen if I installed 1 or 2, 4 GB DDR2 sticks into the slots.
and in case it helps my computer specs.

http://picpaste.com/system_-DoL5z5cM.jpg

any other ideas to help speed things up are appreciated..

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March 21, 2014 2:25:49 PM

your laptop spcecs arent listed.

if your mobo is only rated to handle 4gb then if you put 8gb it will only detect 4gb and use 4gb. your best bet is to go with a 2x2gb set. you have to match voltages and speed to what your mobo/cpu can handle. if you list your specs i can look it up for you.
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March 21, 2014 3:53:33 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
your laptop spcecs arent listed.

if your mobo is only rated to handle 4gb then if you put 8gb it will only detect 4gb and use 4gb. your best bet is to go with a 2x2gb set. you have to match voltages and speed to what your mobo/cpu can handle. if you list your specs i can look it up for you.


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March 21, 2014 3:54:15 PM

thanks try that link.
sorry the link didn't appear earlier..
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a b } Memory
March 21, 2014 4:06:43 PM

do you know what model of the cq-61 you have it should say on the bottom of the lap top by the service tag

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March 21, 2014 4:08:15 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
do you know what model of the cq-61 you have it should say on the bottom of the lap top by the service tag



hp G61 420CA
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March 21, 2014 4:20:48 PM

device type: notebook
Your HP G61 Series System Specs
Scan Id: 4A034D4D31D926C3
Memory:
DDR2 PC2-6400
Memory Type: DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 8GB
Currently Installed Memory: 4GB
Total Memory Slots: 2
Available Memory Slots: 0
2GB
DDR PC2-6400
2GB
DDR PC2-6400

thats what i got from crucial system scanner.
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March 21, 2014 4:24:01 PM

i hate to do this but since you all know what im dealing with.
can i change out the video card on this system?
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a b } Memory
March 21, 2014 4:27:27 PM

what windows are you running

if you have windows 32 bit it may be whats limiting you because it only allows 4gb of dram

i have read a few links now that confirm that your mobo supports 8gb of ram but you would have to upgrade to the 64 bit version of windows
just to be sure though tell me what version of windows are you running and i can check
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March 21, 2014 4:29:11 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
what windows are you running

if you have windows 32 bit it may be whats limiting you because it only allows 4gb of dram

i have read a few links now that confirm that your mobo supports 8gb of ram but you would have to upgrade to the 64 bit version of windows
just to be sure though tell me what version of windows are you running and i can check


I do know I am running 64 bit
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a b } Memory
March 21, 2014 4:29:12 PM

compudummy said:
i hate to do this but since you all know what im dealing with.
can i change out the video card on this system?


laptops arent like desktops it is hard and you have to have a mobo that supports swapping mgpu's
since this is a oem product im seriously doubt you can.
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March 21, 2014 4:34:52 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
compudummy said:
i hate to do this but since you all know what im dealing with.
can i change out the video card on this system?


laptops arent like desktops it is hard and you have to have a mobo that supports swapping mgpu's
since this is a oem product im seriously doubt you can.

Thats what i figured,, I was hoping I would be wrong as usual lol. What do you know, I was right, that's rare lol ( quick someone tell my wife)
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a b } Memory
March 21, 2014 4:35:07 PM

cnet specs say that it only supports 4gb
http://www.cnet.com/laptops/hp-g61-420ca-15/4507-3121_7...

others say 8gb there may be 2 different versions that shipped with different versions of windows so you may want to contact hp to verify before you purchase. they should be able to tell you with the service tag
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a b } Memory
March 21, 2014 4:35:38 PM

compudummy said:
Bad_Kitty13 said:
compudummy said:
i hate to do this but since you all know what im dealing with.
can i change out the video card on this system?


laptops arent like desktops it is hard and you have to have a mobo that supports swapping mgpu's
since this is a oem product im seriously doubt you can.

Thats what i figured,, I was hoping I would be wrong as usual lol. What do you know, I was right, that's rare lol ( quick someone tell my wife)


+1 lol
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March 21, 2014 4:38:25 PM

Awsome, ok ill do that Bad_Kitty13. And thanks to everyone else who dropped in to help out. I appreciate it all.
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a b } Memory
March 21, 2014 4:40:07 PM

no problem :) 
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