Sorry guys....laptop memory question......

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  1. spahndirge

    spahndirge Scumbag Member

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    I've been looking up threads and faq regarding upgrading my laptop RAM, I'm still confused! Can someone help me out on this?

    Laptop: HP Compaq nx7010
    RAM: 2x256MB (DDR 333MHz)

    I want to upgrade to 2GB but I feel like a douche cause I can't figure out what to go with. Should I go for a speed higher than 333MHz? Should I go a head and buy two SO-DIMM PC2700 1GB cards that are an average price rather than going the cheapo option? Or is there any reason paying anymore than what the lowest priced ram?

    When I look up about upgrading the laptop, the manual says to only go for HP ram, should I ignore this? Will any compatible ram do?

    I'm from europe and paying for shipping and finding out it doesn't work would be a pain in the ass :wtc:

    Any help is much appreciated :)
     
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  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Just to be safe, I would go to the Crucial link that Dan513 posted, and if you look around you will find where you can scan your system specs.

    Notebooks can be pretty funky when it comes to being sure the memory you buy will work.

    Then I would go with something from the list it recommends.
     
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    as I've said on that other laptop ram thread, do not assume faster ram would work.

    DDR memory is indeed backwards compatible. But the problem is not the RAM,... the problem is the mobo/bios. The faster RAM may have diff requirements (e.g. voltage, timings, etc) and these may not be supported by your bios.

    if you use faster ram, it would either work; or revert to a lower speed that your mobo supports; or it will not boot at all.

    for that laptop model, stick with PC2700. and as the others said, use good RAM.
     
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    I should have mentioned the link to newegg is the ram that the kingston website recommended for his laptop.
     
  6. spahndirge

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    Thanks a million for all the help guys, my head is a little less fuzzy. :)
    The recommendation that DAN513 made me look into if i could buy something similar from here in Ireland and i found this :

    http://www.komplett.ie/k/ki.aspx?sku=123476

    Would this be okay to go for? I'd feel better about buying from here in Ireland as I don't have to pay import tax and if any problems arise it won't cost me a bomb to send back, but the reason I'm hesitant is that I still don't feel confident in knowing that this ram would suit my laptop.

    Sorry in advance for sounding so annoyingly uncertain.
     
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    go with crucial for notebook RAM
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Did you do the system scan at Crucial.com?

    If so, and it listed that memory, then I would trust it.
     
  9. spahndirge

    spahndirge Scumbag Member

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    I did the system scan and it recommended this RAM:

    1GB 200-pin SODIMM DDR PC2700 CL=2.5 Unbuffered NON-ECC DDR333 2.5V 128Meg x 64


    The site I would like to buy off lists this RAM:

    Crucial DDR SO-DIMM PC2700 1024MB CL2,5 Non-parity, 2.5V, 128M x 64, 6ns, 200p

    Should I be confident that they're both pretty much the same and go ahead and buy the second option as it is slightly cheaper than buying from crucial?
     
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    Assuming this is the RAM crucial recommended:
    http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT12864X335

    Then yes, they have the same part number. Always look at the manufacturer's part number.
     
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