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Manual says virtually nothing about adding memory

Need to know maximum amount of memory, and what type of memory (SD?), it will take.

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If it's a newer laptop, generally the maximum is 4 Gigs. If it have an SD card slot, it will take SD cards. Most other cards can be made to work with an SD card slot if you buy an adapter. If it doesn't have a card slot, you can buy a multi-card reader for USB for under $20.

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How to upgrade RAM for compaq nx9010


Upgrading memory helps improve system performance. By following the step-by-step instructions in this document, you can successfully upgrade random-access memory (RAM) for all HP and Compaq notebook computers. While the graphics might not match your specific computer model, the steps will work. Read all instructions carefully before attempting memory installation. NOTE:Do not purchase memory modules until you know the type of memory used by the computer, the maximum amount of memory the computer can use, and the memory slot configuration. How to find the product number of your HP notebook PC To order replacement internal components such as memory, you must know the exact product number of the computer. For many HP notebook PCs, the product number and serial number are printed on a label on the bottom of the computer. Also, the product number and serial number are printed on the outside of the shipping box that you received when you purchased the computer. Product number locations can vary, and there are numerous methods to find the product number of your notebook. NOTE:A general family name may be imprinted on the case near the keyboard or on the frame around the display screen, but this does NOT provide sufficient information for ordering replacement parts. Finding memory information for your computer model (amount installed, maximum supported, and type of memory) Important memory upgrade information is in the specifications document for your HP computer. To find product specifications, browse to the Product Information category on the support page for your computer model. Refer to the Memory section within the product specifications document for memory information specific to your computer. Among the information listed, take note of the following items. It will be useful when purchasing memory and when performing the next steps. Amount of memory installed - The current amount of memory installed on your computer. Go to Verifying how much memory can be added to verify the amount of memory currently installed. Maximum memory supported - Subtract the amount of memory already installed from the maximum amount supported by the system to determine how much memory to get. You can also buy the maximum amount allowed and replace the currently installed memory. Once you know the maximum for your system, check Maximum memory supported by operating system to see how much memory your version of Windows will support. Use the lower of these two numbers as your maximum memory. Type of memory (including speed) - It is recommended to get the same type of memory (same size, same speed, same manufacturer) for each slot. For best performance, get the fastest memory that the motherboard supports. CAUTION: Due to the variety of possible configurations, some motherboards might not be able to properly configure memory if the array of small outline dual in-line memory modules (SO-DIMMs) contains a SO-DIMM that is not from the same manufacturer, has a different CAS latency value, or has a different density value (high and low used together). Make sure all SO-DIMMs meet the requirements of for the motherboard (the information listed in product specifications), have the same part number, are from the same manufacturer, and meet the basic memory requirements for your motherboard. If not, make sure that you can return the memory if it is not recognized by the system after you install the new memory. Determining where your memory is located Memory is installed inside of the memory module compartment, which is located on the bottom of the computer on most HP notebook PCs. Some HP notebooks are designed with the memory module compartment under the keyboard. If the memory module compartment for your particular notebook is located under the keyboard, HP recommends that you contact an HP-authorized support or repair facility for assistance in ordering and replacing the memory. Verifying how much memory can be added Prior to upgrading memory, you need to verify how much memory you currently have installed to determine how much memory can be added. Using your User Guide for memory installation instructions The User Guide contains helpful information and pictures showing how to remove and install memory in your specific notebook model. A copy of the User Guide is stored on the hard drive, and it is also available for download from the HP Web site. Installing memory Notebooks are designed so that additional memory can be added using a Phillips screwdriver. Use the following steps to install memory in an HP or Compaq notebook computer. After reviewing the following steps, if you are not confident in performing the installation yourself, contact an HP authorized distributor for technical assistance. NOTE: If someone other than HP installs or upgrades the memory, any damage caused by the memory and/or by a person trying to install or upgrade the memory is excluded from coverage under the product warranty. The customer assumes all risk and liability for damages for any such installation or upgrade. NOTE: Important! You might find that your HP or Compaq computer is able to support a physical installation of 4 GB or more memory. However, this maximum memory might be further limited by the operating system not being able to address the full range of physical memory. 32-bit operating systems, such as 32-bit types of Windows 7, Vista, and XP, can address approximately 3.3 GB. This limitation is present on all 32-bit hardware and 32-bit operating systems and is not limited to HP and Compaq PC systems or Microsoft software operating systems. Verify the computer is turned off, not simply in sleep or hibernate mode. Disconnect the A/C power adapter. Turn the notebook over and place it on a firm surface. Remove the battery. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the cover on the memory module compartment. (See the User Guide for instructions on how to remove the memory for the specific computer. If you need help finding the User Guide, refer to the section Locating your User Guide for memory installation instructions .) With the cover removed, and before you touch the memory, ground yourself to discharge any static electricity. NOTE: To ground yourself, and discharge any static electricity, place one hand on the case of the computer and touch the other hand to a metal surface or grounded object, such as the metal part of a lamp. To release the memory, use a small wooden tool, or fingernail, to spread the clips holding the ends of the memory in place. One side of the memory will rise when the clips are released. Remove the memory and place it in an anti-static bag. Remove the new memory from the protective anti-static bag and hold the memory by the ends. Place the gold contacts into the connector (bracket) and gently, but firmly, press the memory into place. The clips will click when the memory is properly seated. Replace the cover and tighten the restraining screw. Replace the battery and A/C power. Turn on the computer and allow it to reconfigure and recognize the additional memory and improve performance. Buying memory HP recommends purchasing memory directly from HP, an authorized HP dealer, or from a reputable computer parts supplier. You can buy computer memory from most local electronic stores and online shopping sites (such as www.crucial.com or HP , for example). Many of the online sites partner with HP to automatically suggest the correct type of memory based on the model of your computer. Before purchasing memory, make sure you know how much memory you need and what type of memory is compatible with your computer.

Aug 05, 2012 | HP Compaq Business Notebook NX9010

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Slow needs more memory what do i need to do


You are stuck with the amount of memory installed in the machine as there is no method for adding additional RAM to your machine. 128M is the maximum. You can add storage memory in the for of SD Memory cards or USB disk or thumb drives, but it is not available to your system for RAM.

Mar 29, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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Hi MY laptop is running very slow


Hi,
For the better performance delete cookies,temp files from the computer.
Uninstall all the unwanted softwares from the computer.
Run disk clean up
  1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Disk Cleanup.
  2. In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. If the Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.
  4. Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.
  5. When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation. Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.
.To run disk defragmentation.
1. Open the Start Menu. A) In the white line (Start Search) area, type dfrgui and press Enter.
OR
B) Click on All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then on Disk Defragmenter.

Increase the virtual memory of the computer.

How to increase Virtual Memory?

In Windows XP
1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
4.On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
5.Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
6.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to Custom size check box. You can enter the amount of memory you would like to reserve for Virtual memory by entering the initial and maximum size.
7.Click Set
When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
Special Note: You should choose the same amount for the initial size and maximum size. This will Stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file.

HOT TIP: To stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file, set the initial and maximum size to the same value. For example, 500 and 500. The value should be at least 1.5 times more than your physical RAM. If your computer has 512MB of RAM increase the virtual memory paging file to 1.5*512= 768

In Vista

1. Click Start button Picture of the Start button
2. Click Control Panel
3. Choose System and Maintenance and then click System.
4. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.
5.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
6. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, choose Change.
7. Click Custom to change the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size. See the hot tip above.
This will improve the performance of the computer.
Thanks.

Aug 20, 2010 | PC Laptops

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How can I increase the memory for this computer


In Windows XP
1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
4.On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
5.Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
6.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to Custom size check box. You can enter the amount of memory you would like to reserve for Virtual memory by entering the initial and maximum size.
7.Click Set
When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
Special Note: You should choose the same amount for the initial size and maximum size. This will Stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file.


In Vista

1. Click Start button Picture of the Start button
2. Click Control Panel
3. Choose System and Maintenance and then click System.
4. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.
5.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
6. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, choose Change.
7. Click Custom to change the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size. See the hot tip above.
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Remember to choose the drive you would like to use to increase the virtual memory. In most cases it usually your C: Drive. You can set the initial size and maximum size after clicking the Custom size check box.Remember its better to keep the Virtual memory values the same.

Also having enough available space is absolutely necessary for your virtual memory and RAM to function properly.

Jun 11, 2010 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Newer system with higher performance specifications


To maximize the best performance for your model, you would need

- Highest CPU 1.80GHz
- Maximum memory amount installed (2 x 512MB PC2700 DDR)
- Virtual Memory / Paging File size set correctly
- Use 1GB Flash Memory Drive as additional Virtual Memory
- Hard Disk with highest RPM (7200)
- Minimum programs in startup items
- Install FreeRAM XP Pro 1.52
- Windows XP Professional SP3
- Low resource using Antivirus (Norton 360 v3.5)
- Use Laptop Cooling Pad to keep components cool

At some point, if you want to have a fast performing machine to run newer operating systems, and a higher video card size for media and games, ultimately you should invest in a newer system, then adding harder to locate more pricey components to an older machine.

Adding new hardware to a desktop can be somewhat straightforward for a non-tech. Adding these same componenets to a laptop, is no so easy for the untrained, and can cause damage to other components, not to mention labour costs can get to be quite high.

I hope this helps.

Jan 10, 2010 | Compaq Evo N1000C Notebook

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"Virtual Memory Low" error message on IBM Thinkpad T30


Right-click on "My Computer", goto "Properties".

Click the "Advanced" tab, and click the "Settings" button under Performance.

You will see Virtual Memory under there. Click the "Change" button, and switch to "Custom size".

Initial size: 500
Maximum size: 2096

Click the "Set" button, close everything out and restart the computer. You should notice a difference. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment! Please don't forget to vote! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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I have a Easy Note M5 280DW and would like to know if I can upgrade the RAM?


Standard Memory 256 (256MB x1 Removable) Maximum Memory 1 GB The standard memory of your system is 256 Mbytes and the maximum memory it supports is 1 Gbytes.
So you can either upgrade the RAM by adding 1 stick of 256 Mbytes (for a total of 512 MB) or buy two sticks of 512 Mbytes each (for a total and maximum memory of 1 Gbytes).
You are looking for PC2700 DDR Memory.
In any case, check the memory you have installed.
You can download a free utility like CPUZ that will give your information about your system, including the number of memory slots available and used and the memory (amount and type) installed: http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpuz/cpuz_152_setup.exe

Aug 03, 2009 | Packard Bell PC Laptops

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How do I add more RAM memory to my aging IBM Lap Top 2722? It currently has 256 MG installed, and I have bought a 1 GB memory module from Kingston. Where and how do I find the existing module and add the 1...


Step 1: Find the memory type and amount used by the computer
Step 2: Find out how much memory can be added
Use the following steps to find out how much memory is currently installed and how much can be added:
Open My Computer .
In Microsoft Windows XP, click Start and right-click My Computer .
In Windows 98 and Me, right-click My Computer .
Select Properties and then click the General tab if not already selected (see Figure 1).
Subtract the amount of RAM currently in the computer from the maximum amount of memory the computer can hold. This is the amount of RAM that can be added. For example, in the figure below, the computer has 192 MB of RAM. If the maximum amount of memory the computer can hold is 512 MB, then 320 MB is the amount of RAM that can be added.
Divide the maximum amount of memory that the computer can hold with the number of memory sockets on the motherboard. Usually, this is the maximum amount for each memory socket. For example, if the computer is capable of holding a maximum of 1024 MB (1G) of memory and the motherboard has four memory sockets, it would be safe to install nothing higher than a 256 MB memory module in each socket.

Step 3: Remove memory
Use the following steps to remove a memory or continuity module:
Turn off the computer.
Windows 98 or 2000: Click Start , Shut Down , and then Shut Down
Windows XP: Start and then Turn Off .
Unplug the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery.
From the bottom of the computer, remove the screw holding the RAM cover, and remove the cover.
Spread the retention clips on each side of the memory expansion board.
WARNING: To protect a removed memory expansion board, place it in an electrostatic-safe container.
Remove the board by pulling it away from the connector at a 45-degree angle.
Step 4: Add a memory module
Use the following steps to increase the computer's RAM, install a RAM module in the expansion slot on the bottom of the computer.
CAUTION: The computer's chips are extremely sensitive to static electricity, and can be permanently damaged by it. Handle the RAM module only by its edges. Before installing the memory module, discharge the body's static electricity by touching the metal shielding around the connectors on the rear of the computer.
Turn off the computer.
Windows 98 or 2000: Click Start , Shut Down , and then Shut Down
Windows XP: Start and then Turn Off .
Unplug the AC adapter, if present, and remove the battery.
From the bottom of the computer, remove the screw holding the RAM cover, and remove the cover.
Align the keyed (notched) edge of the board with the keyed area in the expansion slot. Insert the board into the slot at a 45-degree angle until it is seated.
Push the front edge of the board down until the retention clips snap into place.
Replace the cover.
Insert the battery.
NOTE: Windows 98 only: When increasing the computer's memory to more than 512 MB, the computer will not be able to hibernate unless the size of the utility partition on the hard disk is also increased.
Step 5: Test the memory
Turn on the computer. If the computer does not start properly, go to the next section Troubleshooting memory problems .
The memory test should briefly run when the computer restarts. Restart the computer several times to make sure that the memory works properly.
If the memory count fails to complete, stops before reaching the total amount of memory, or counts more than once in consecutive restarts, troubleshoot the memory problem or replace the new memory module with another memory module.

Troubleshooting memory problems

Try the following items if the computer cannot start or has memory errors (including beeps) when the computer first starts:
Remove the new memory module and clean the groove in the socket that the module sits in. Use a can of compressed air with a straw-type extender and safety glasses.
Re-seat the new memory module by repeating Step 2 through 5 of this document.
Make sure that other cables inside the computer are not partially out of their sockets. Reseat any cables that are dislodged.
Replace the new memory module with a different one. Make sure that the memory is the right type and compatible size of memory. You can remove and reference from the memory module that originally came installed in the computer.
still if you face any issues
please do not hesitate post the issue
in detail
i will guide you more in step by step

Thanks

Mar 26, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad R40 2722 Notebook

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Low virtual memory


Hi,
You have to increase the Virtual memory.

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Mar 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

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I've Run Out Of Memory Without Adding Anything New To The System


Hi,

When you deleted files, what you are freeing is hard disk space and not memory.

What I suspect is that at startup, your PC loads a number of programs that may or may not be essential for the system operation but nonetheless uses memory. This greatly reduces available/free memory and when you really want to run an application, the PC has no more memory to spare.

The easiest way I could think of to free up more memory is to streamline your startup applications. This could be done by running your System Configuration Utility (Start/Run, type "msconfig" less the quotes, Startup tab).Try to Disable All or uncheck all entries (except perhaps your antivirus and any application that you feel may be essential).

Additionally, you can increase your virtual memory. This could be done in your System Properties/Advanced tab/Performance Settings button/Performance Options Advanced tab/Virtual Memory Change button and select Custom Size. Numbers should roughly be equal to twice your real memory (say onboard is 512, then virtual = 1024). You need to click on the Set button, OK,OK,OK and reboot.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Apr 10, 2008 | Dell Inspiron B130 Notebook

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