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How Much Ram Can My Laptop Take?

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April 11, 2014 4:42:23 AM

Hi Guys,

I have a Stone NT303 Laptop.

Specs

Processor: Pentium Dual-Core T4400 2.20GHz
Ram (present): 3GB
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32Bit

I would like to know how much RAM can my laptop take right now.

Also if I change my OS to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit... Then how much RAM will my laptop be able to take

Cheers in Advance Guys

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April 11, 2014 5:04:10 AM

According to this specs sheet your laptop can handle a maximum of 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 ram, this can either be in the format of 2x4GB or a single 8GB stick in SO-Dimms(mind you).

You are currently on windows 7 32 bit OS which by default limits/bottlenecks your ram(no matter how much you add to it) to 3GB. Once you move to a 64 bit OS, you can use much more than 3GB, in this case you will have windows recognize that you have a full 8GB of ram should you choose to upgrade your ram path.

Hope this helps+You're welcome
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April 11, 2014 5:24:10 AM

I'm new to the forum so thank you very much for replying to quickly and helping me out. Really appreciate it.

My laptop currently runs slow so I am wanting to make it faster by upgrading the OS and the RAM.
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April 11, 2014 5:30:05 AM

I have 2 RAM slots, will it make any difference if I use 1 8GB stick compared to 2 4GB sticks? Is there any difference
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April 11, 2014 5:37:29 AM

DDR3 PC3-12800/DDR3-1600

DDR3 PC3-10600/DDR3-1333

DDR3 PC3-8500/DDR3-1066

DDR3 PC3-14900/DDR3-1866

DDR3 PC3-14400/DDR3-1866

Any ideas guys??
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April 11, 2014 5:54:19 AM

Memory is said to work better in pairs and since you can't go above 8gb anyways with that laptop I would get 2 x 4gb. So with the 1066 since it will be cheaper and 1066 is the max for that machine.

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April 11, 2014 6:01:28 AM

I've been advised to use 2 x 4GB also but the one I've been advised is...

DDR3 PC3-12800/DDR3-1600
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April 11, 2014 7:32:30 AM

I tell you what go to Crucial.com and select your system and it will tell you the best memory to use.
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April 11, 2014 10:27:02 AM

DDR3 PC3-8500/DDR3-1066 is what you should get, apparently Core 2 Duo's architecture was good at handling dual channel memory bandwidth so I'd suggest going for a 2x4GB kit.

You could look into Corsair, Mushkin, Crucial and Kingston and if you come across higher frequency ram kits, you can get them but honestly the kit would be down graded to 1066MHz and eventually would mean you spent the extra over an off shelf 1066MHz kit.

Thank you for selecting me as best answer however I think we are far from out of the woods :) 

I assume you're purchasing off the UK? which site are you comfortable with on making a purchase?
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April 11, 2014 2:21:37 PM

Hi Lutfij,

Yeah I am from UK and hoping to buy from eBay or Amazon as I think they will probably b cheaper than the high street. I spoke to Crucial and they advised my to get DDR3 PC3-12800/DDR3-1600... So I'm not sure what to do!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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April 11, 2014 3:42:20 PM

Hey there :) 

I've found these on scan.co.uk;
Corsair Select

and

Corsair Vengeance

If you can contact Corsair regarding the latter kit, and is compatible with your laptop then get that over the former since its a few quids more(6~7 to be exact). If you're laptop has no option in the BIOS to change memory frequencies, then it will automatically downclock to 1066MHz.
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