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Help with ordering and upgrading RAM memory

Hi, as I am terrible over hardware issues I hope somebody can help me out on this. I have a HP dv6-3110ez laptop that came from Melectronics with 1 piece of 4 GB ram. I had a spare 2 GB lying around and I used it, but noticed they were not on the same freq so I'd like to get another exact spare as the original one to have 8 GB in same freq working. On Melectronics page they don't seem to sell RAM upgrades. I opened the laptop and this is the original RAM: So, checking out on toppreise I figured out that this one could be the same? http://www.microspot.ch/microspot/pr..._4G/detail.jsf I just want to make sure. I have trouble finding the exact same RAM in Switzerland. Thanks
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Re: Help with ordering and upgrading RAM memory

I have not been able to decode the Hynix part number. However, to be safe it would be better to buy a memory SIMM card of the same type (4GB) and manufacture. If you make a mistake, once you have opened the package the supplier will not take it back. Have you taken ant-static precautions today?

Personally I would take the laptop to a PC shop and buy memory from them, maybe 4GB or 8GB. Then at least you have some protection, buying on-line you have none.
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Re: Help with ordering and upgrading RAM memory

I checked online for my laptop, it seems that the max memory it can hold is 8 GB. Don't know if it's Windows limitation or motherboard and as there are 2 slots available I'd like to fill them in as I think I'm not getting the best performance with 2 different RAM chips. Anti-static wide I've been careful. The thing is, if I bring it to somebody I also don't know how they gonna deal with it, I haven't been able to track down the replacement part and I don't plan to order it from the US, so I figured out they will do the same, buy a replacement from here, so I might as well do the same and buy a better brand (Kingston etc) and not be charged half of what the laptop is worth for adding one RAM chip. If I find the same characteristics chip it should be no problem to add it, I remember there was a program that was determining all the components you have on your PC and giving you a lot of info on them... Any chance you know it?
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Re: Help with ordering and upgrading RAM memory

As long as you buy another module of the same speed you "should" be fine. However, the recommended thing is a matched pair. I don't know what the prices are here but memory is dirt cheap in the US right now and a pair of modules (2 X 4GB) goes for $40. I've seen it as low as $25 with a rebate. You show a link to a Kingston module. I've gone through a dozen laptops and never had an issue especially with Kingston.
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Go to the crucial website, they scan your laptop and tell you what you can upgrade to and what you need.
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Re: Help with ordering and upgrading RAM memory

are you running a 64-bit OS...? If not, you're likely better off with just the single 4Gb chip installed.
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are you running a 64-bit OS...? If not, you're likely better off with just the single 4Gb chip installed.
You're forgetting about interleaving. 32-bit best with 2 x 2 GB. There's also something called PAE. Some games will take advantage of more memory. General rule, more than 4GB on 32-bit is waste.
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