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Increase ram for vista ulimate

Replaced xp with visat ulimate. notebook has 512mb ram. will adding 2gb memory stick speed up system ?

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Yes surly it will have some difference but make sure that your laptop has 2gb ram support sorry for the late reply

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If you added another 512Mb RAM to increase the RAM to 1Gb then the new 512Mb memory stick could be incompatible with the original 512Mb or it could be faulty.
Use RAM that is same make and speed as the original RAM.
Remove both RAM and just insert the new 512Mb into your laptop and see if the laptop boots up, if not then the RAM could be faulty.

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There is no reset just because you added memory.

If you have 2- 1GB sticks, try both , one at a time.

Your system spec's and manual tell nothing which dimm banks are suppose to be used , and if you can install 2-1GB sticks,
all it says is it can handle 2GB.

Now it says 512MB, sticks, this could mean you can only use 4-512MB sticks to get too 2GB,.

Now it does not tell which dimms are used if you have 2-1GB sticks,

You have 4 slots, the first two and the second two, most times, you either use the second bank of each pair, or the first slot of each pair,
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So you can try both ways and see if one of them work.

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You may have to reorder the same type of speed memory

Try this website it will tell you what will work with your system
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Hi there.
As far as i know you can upgrade the RAM to 2GB, 2x1GB 184pin PC2100 DDR DIMM Desktop RAM modules is what it can take.


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Hi there.
I recommend you get another stick of SODIMM to replace what seems to be the faulty stick.
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I need a laptop having onboard dedicated memory of 256 mb.show me the models available in indian market and price also.


MOST LABTOP HAVE A PANEL ON THE BUTTOM OF THE MACHINE AND ON THAT PANEL SHOW A LITTLE ICON THE SHAPE OF MEMORY CHIP ON A STICK, 2 SCREW THAT ARE A PHILLIPS HEAD, DEPENDING ON WHAT MAKE YOU WANT AND WHAT OPERATIONAL SOFTWARE OR WINDOWS VERSION WILL DEPEND ON AMOUNT OF RAM, IF YOU OPEN YOUR UP IT MAY HAVE 2 CHIP SET AT 125MB, OR 1 CHIP 250MB, THAN 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, XP VERSION NOT MORE THAN 1GB BECAUSE THE SYSTEM CANNOT HANDLE THE SPEED AND YOU WOULD OVERCLOCK MEMORY.
ADDING ANOTHER 256MB WOULD BE FINE, COUNT THE NUMBER OF PINS AT THE BUTTOM OF THE CAED WHERE IT PLUG INTO THE LABTOP, OR LOOK ON THE MEMORY STICK AND LOOK FOR THE NAME OF THE MFG AND EMAIL THEM ON A PRICE TO INCREASE THE MEMORY, AND YOU MAY SAVE ALOT OF MONEY IN THE LONG RUN.

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My1 gb ram didn't make any change even in games in my pc even those games which used to run at a particular speed earlier before the added ram are running just like thet speed even after adding 1gb more...


Ok, let's explain this. RAM does not necessarily make your pc faster.
Your pc can be faster if you upgrade your CPU or graphic card(only graphic application will make you notice the increased speed in graphics).
RAM can be a bottleneck for application that need a lot of memory like photoshop when working on multiple very high resolution images or 3D cad when working on large assemblies, or VMWare.
Vista manages the RAM in such a way that you might notice a slight performance increase and less disk usage during standard desktop activities, but XP doesn't.
if you don't use very many applcations at a time and/or you don't use memory consuming applications, the added RAM is not used at all and your computer won't be any faster than it used to be.
Video memory is basically the same. you will notice a difference in performance from a large video memory(512MB-1GB-2GB) only if you game at high resolution like 1080p or higher, usually supported only by large monitors like 20" or larger.

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It sounds like something isnt working right, what operating system are you using, Vista? I would take out the original 512 and see what it says after, often ram isnt compatible if it is too different in size and speeds. Also, if your motherboard supports dual channel ram and you have the extra 512 chip it wont run in dual channel mode, you would run better with just the 2 chips then the added 512 chip.

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