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August 5, 2012 5:00:06 PM

i have an asus x53ta laptop

does opening it to add ram voids warranty

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August 5, 2012 6:24:51 PM

Specs say it's expandable to 8GB of memory, so it appears they have no problem with adding RAM. Most maunfacturers allow upgrades.
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August 5, 2012 6:38:11 PM

If theres no seal when you try to open the ram slot(saying something about warranty voids if broken), then you can upgrade.
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August 5, 2012 6:54:11 PM

How much RAM do you have now? What OS are you running? 32-bit OS's only allow a max of around 3.75GB to be used and 64-bit OS's don't have that limitation.
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August 5, 2012 7:49:03 PM

2gb ram
windows 7 32bit

i am having terrible lag with skyrim
even on low settings


closing all firefox windows helps
and speed becomes great even on high but still loading takes lot of time

so i thought improving ram might help

my processor is a6 3400m
gpu 6720g2
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August 5, 2012 8:27:15 PM

SSD would do more for reducing loading times, but RAM will help.
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August 6, 2012 1:40:13 AM

Because you only have Windows 7 32-bit I recommend a maximum of 4GB of RAM installed. Win 32-bit OSes can only recognize about 3.25GB - 3.5GB of physical RAM even if you install a total of 8GB, 16GB or more...

In order for the laptop (or any PC) to recognize the full 4GB of RAM (or more) you will need a 64-bit OS like Win 7 64-bit. I believe Win 7 64-bit can recognize up to 192GB of RAM.
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