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  1. rayningtigress

    rayningtigress Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7 Processor Count: 8 RAM: 8139 Mb Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) HD Graphics, -250 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 700440 MB, Free - 59318 MB; D: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 5201 MB; E: Total - 14659 MB, Free - 1630 MB; G: Total - 98 MB, Free - 84 MB; Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 165A Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled So my computer can stocked with *gb of ram but its running a lil slow for my tastes and its been running really hot in the past year. I want to up grade my ram and im looking at getting http://www.amazon.com/PC3-12800-DDR...&keywords=hp+pavilion+dv7+i7-2630QM+16+gb+ram. I know It's not nessecary to do 16gb. but I dont want to have to upgrade again. im just curious if I'm able to put this one in my laptop or if there is a limit and if someone could point me in a better direction that would be awesome.
     
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    How do I find the specific model name?
     
  4. KomputerKid

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    It should be on a sticker on the side or bottom of the computer. If this is a custom build you can use the motherboard.
     
  5. rayningtigress

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    unfortunately my poor laptop is going on 4 years old and the stickers arent were they should be anymore. maybe its just time for a new computer and just give this one to the boyfriend...
     
  6. KomputerKid

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    Before you give up try going the the control panel and click on System.
     
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    Increasing the amount of RAM in that laptop from 8 GB to 16 GB is not going to improve speed or performance at all and is going to be a big waste of money.

    I doubt if even 4 GB is being used during most of your computing activities.

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  8. trogdo

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    I second that motion, 8gb is plenty. Getting an SSD for your system drive is a better option.
     
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