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Can upgrading to 4gb to 8gb of ram actually make a laptop slower?

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March 19, 2012 2:54:49 PM

Hello.
I have a question I have not be able to really find a through answear to online. I recently upgraded my laptops' ram from 4 gb (2x2) to 8gm (4X2). The pc works fine BUT I have noticed that sometimes as I'm using it there seems to a big of a delay or it takes just a bit longer to accomplish something. We are not talking about a big change...actually rather minute. I am trying to figure out if this is because of the new memory OR if maybe it is just my preception.

Is it possible to make a system slower/worse by upgrading the amount of ram? Also, does manfacturer really matter and how can I tell which ones are good?

Thank you in advance for your help!

My Laptop Specs:

HP Pavilion dv4t-1300
Windows 7 64 bit
Origional RAM- Samsung 2GB 2Rx8 PC2-6400s-666-12-E3 (http://bit.ly/xVNrKl)
Upgreaded to- Komputerbay 8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC2-6400 DDR2-800 SoDIMM Dual Channel Laptop Memory Kit (http://amzn.to/w84Foq)

I'm not sure if any other info is needed so if so please ask.

Hoping to get this figured out so I can return the new ram if needed and get something different.

I'm interested to learn about this.

Thanks!
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March 19, 2012 3:07:56 PM

It should not slow down anything.

Post example, when what is happening. Is it browser related?

Make sure u have a page file enabled!!!
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March 19, 2012 3:09:43 PM

ram should make things faster.
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March 19, 2012 4:12:20 PM

I can't say it is a browser prob. I have noticed a few times when opening a file or folder I'll see the spinning circle just very briefly.
Again, I am not sure that there has even been a slowdown or if I am just now seeing this or don't remember it from before. It is nothing horrible. I was thinking that more ram the better, but I was not sure if ram from different manufacturers preform pretty much the same.

Is there anyway to test or see if the new ram is better/faster than old where you can see data and confirmed results.

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March 19, 2012 4:15:49 PM

ande1066 said:
I can't say it is a browser prob. I have noticed a few times when opening a file or folder I'll see the spinning circle just very briefly.
Again, I am not sure that there has even been a slowdown or if I am just now seeing this or don't remember it from before. It is nothing horrible. I was thinking that more ram the better, but I was not sure if ram from different manufacturers preform pretty much the same.

Is there anyway to test or see if the new ram is better/faster than old where you can see data and confirmed results.

http://www.passmark.com/products/pt_advmem.htm
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March 19, 2012 4:16:21 PM



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March 19, 2012 4:17:27 PM

ande1066 said:
I can't say it is a browser prob. I have noticed a few times when opening a file or folder I'll see the spinning circle just very briefly.
Again, I am not sure that there has even been a slowdown or if I am just now seeing this or don't remember it from before. It is nothing horrible. I was thinking that more ram the better, but I was not sure if ram from different manufacturers preform pretty much the same.

Is there anyway to test or see if the new ram is better/faster than old where you can see data and confirmed results.

Try to disable the thumbnails.

It slow down slower PC's.
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March 19, 2012 4:17:30 PM

Roger that

I will run this right now.

Thank you!
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March 19, 2012 5:42:45 PM

ande1066 said:
Hello.
I have a question I have not be able to really find a through answear to online. I recently upgraded my laptops' ram from 4 gb (2x2) to 8gm (4X2). The pc works fine BUT I have noticed that sometimes as I'm using it there seems to a big of a delay or it takes just a bit longer to accomplish something. We are not talking about a big change...actually rather minute. I am trying to figure out if this is because of the new memory OR if maybe it is just my preception.

Is it possible to make a system slower/worse by upgrading the amount of ram? Also, does manfacturer really matter and how can I tell which ones are good?

Thank you in advance for your help!

My Laptop Specs:

HP Pavilion dv4t-1300
Windows 7 64 bit
Origional RAM- Samsung 2GB 2Rx8 PC2-6400s-666-12-E3 (http://bit.ly/xVNrKl)
Upgreaded to- Komputerbay 8 GB (2 x 4GB) PC2-6400 DDR2-800 SoDIMM Dual Channel Laptop Memory Kit (http://amzn.to/w84Foq)

I'm not sure if any other info is needed so if so please ask.

Hoping to get this figured out so I can return the new ram if needed and get something different.

I'm interested to learn about this.

Thanks!




Komputerbay? haven't heard of that brand of memory. If you have the chance sell that crappy memory you bought and buy name brand memory makers like Sansung or Crucial. Name brand matters in computing industry.
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March 27, 2012 9:02:41 PM

I think your ram it is not same,that is way you have delay,for better performance you must use same model and brand ram.

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July 30, 2012 1:58:05 PM

Is it possible when you have 2 different types of RAM brand cost this ? I also have the same problem now 2 weeks ago i up my RAM 4GB DDR to 8GB DDR ( 4*2=8). I use the 4GB RAM for more than one year, So i thought to Speed up the Laptop. But now when i try to Open a Web link by right clicking on the link, it takes like 30 to 50 Seconds and even some web pages i use to open earlier now take ages.

Is there a way to find out the RAM Model Type without opening the Laptop?

My Laptop is a Dell CORE i3 Inspiron
Shade VGA More than 1.5 GB

It would be Great If some one can help me with this.
Thank you.
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