I have a Compaq Presario V2000 series laptop. I like it much better than my old crusty Toshiba, but besides the point. What I dont like about it, is that it has 512 ram, and I want to put some more in it. What I also don't like about it, is that it shares that ram with the video. So techincally I only have 384mb when 128 is dedicated for video. This can be adjusted in the bios and what not. I want to upgrade the ram. I have never taken apart a laptop. I am fairly computer savy. I have built about 5 computers, so I know my way around one. According to the Crucial computer scan, I have 200pin SODIMM DDR PC2700, which are 2 sticks of 256. I know that ram should go in as pairs. Questions: 1. Is it hard putting ram into a laptop? B. Can I put in DDR2 ram, and will it make a difference, or should I just stick with DDR. kthx.