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My HP pavilion ze 4900 notebook became very very slow over night. It has 256 ram. will extra ram fix it? It runs hot. did the fan quit?

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Do you have a program that removes spyware and adware.Also what operating system do you have? More ram will speed it up.An easy way to see how much you can install would be to go to crucial.com just to get an idea of what you can do with it.You need to defragment your drive also.If you have not defraged your pc,it will cause it to slow down also and even stop working altogether.I haved used spywaredoctor for the last 4 years and it has proven itself to me.Hope this helps.Goodluck.

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if there is beep try to change the ram slot.the more possibilty i either the new ram is faulty or incompatibel.

try to install the old ram see if it works. if still no display.


install old cpu and heat sink.see what happen ..

then let me know the result.

bye & take care..



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