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Doubling your amount of RAM will definitely make a noticealbe difference. It is by far the most cost-effective way to increase the usability of your computer.
Just remember that you will need to be running a 64-bit Operating System in order to utilize more than 4GB of RAM; with a 32-bit OS you'll just see 4 gigs no matter how much ram you install.
If you are already dropping this kind of money to speed up your computer I would also suggest going for a solid state hard drive.
Finally, looking at reviews for this HP laptop you may consider just biting the bullet and buying a new computer. For a $700 computer, $300 seems like a whole to put a temporary fix (no matter how much RAM you put into this computer, while it will be lightning fast loading things up, the cpu-intensive applications will still be limited).
Further, check out my tip on speeding up your computer here:
To reiterate - go for a RAM upgrade, but I would find some RAM at a more reasonable price, maybe only go for 6GB total and be sure to guy online at sites like tigerdirect.com or newegg.com
I hope this helps, good luck creating a high-performance gaming machine!
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Posted on Aug 07, 2010
your issue is you would like to UP-grate your RAM in this case
what type of your OS ,
first check your windows it's 32bit or 64bit
if your window is 64bit then only you can get 8 GB RAM support if you have 32bit then don't up-grate your RAM becoz it will just support up to 4 GB only
about your video memory if you have separate graphic card then it will not tek any memory from your RAM
you have to up-grate your graphic card only
Posted on Aug 07, 2010
Well, your Laptop's video card is not integrated which means it's not sharing the memory with Ram. If you would like to upgrade the video memory, you need to purchase another video card with larger memory capacity and install it in place of the existing video card. Upgrading your ram will not effect the video memory. Suppose an integrated (onboard) video card memory is 512mb, and the ram is 4 gb then at least 512mb will be shared and will be reserved for Video card automatically.
Yes you are right when you say that your system has max 8gb of ram and max 2gb memory upgradable . But it's not integrated with the motherboard, the graphics card is installed as a dedicated hardware which's been installed on the available Video slot.
And, of course, if you upgrade the Ram to 8gb, your system performance will be improved, which means your video quality will also be improved virtually (will perform better as a whole), as you know, the whole system improves the speed after upgrading the ram even if you don't upgrade the cpu.
I hope this helps.
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Posted on Aug 06, 2010
For upgrading the video card ram you need to replace your video card with a new one with greater ram capacity, it is not possible to upgrade ram alone for video card...! computer ram will not be shared with video ram, they both run in a different path...computer ram is shared only with direct components of motherboard like on-board VGA,sound etc...! the 2 Gb ram for video is completely dedicated to video graphics, and hence it cannot be shared or used for other purposes...! Increasing the computer ram will increase the performance of computer and upgrading the video card will increase the performance of games and graphics on your computer...! if you need to play games, upgrade your video card thats enough... but upgrading your computer ram will never make a huge difference on system performance because 4 gb ram is more than enogh for best operation... if you upgrade to 8 gb around 4gb ram will stay idle without any function...
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