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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MK8796, May 12, 2015.

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  1. MK8796

    MK8796 Thread Starter

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    I wanted to know if there is a way to upgrade the RAM in my laptop, which is a Toshiba laptop. Here's the specs:

    -Manufacturer: Toshiba
    -Model: Satellite C75D-B
    -Windows 8.1
    -Processor: AMD A6-6310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics 1.80 GHz
    -Installed RAM: 4.00 GB
    -System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor

    I was wondering if I can upgrade the RAM chip in the computer. I like to play PC games which it runs well, but some more intensive ones have low FPS. If anyone could let me know if I can/can't upgrade my laptop's RAM, i'd appreciate it. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
     
  2. vlox

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    What is your current ram model and motherboard?
     
  3. Tanis

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    There are a few different C75D-B models, can you provide the additional product ID numbers that should also be on the tag on the bottom. Will be something like PSCLEU-006004
     
  4. MK8796

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    The numbers are:

    Part Number: PSCLEU-006004

    Serial No.:7E090804U
     
  5. Dougx789

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    If you visit a site like Crucial.com and enter your laptops make and model it will tell you the total RAM your laptop can have, it will also list some RAM modules that are guaranteed to be compatible.

    You can either buy directly from Crucial or use the specs on the RAM they list to find some elsewhere.

    Your laptop can have a total of 16GB of RAM, you have two RAM slots.

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    However, your laptop is not a gaming laptop and you bottle neck will be your integrated graphics.

    Do not expect a RAM upgrade to get you a large performance boost and it may not give you a FPS increase at all.
     
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    You have a Toshiba Satellite C75D-B(PSCLEU-006004) laptop which supports a maximum of 16 GB of DDR3 RAM.

    Since it's running Windows 8.1 64-bit, you should increase it from its current 4 GB to 8 GB.
    Maxing it out to 16 GB is a waste of money and won't improve speed or performance over 8 GB.

    I have to agree with Dougx789.
    Its AMD A6-6310 APU 1.80 GHz processor and AMD graphics is a performance bottleneck.
    An AMD A10 APU series processor in it would've been better.

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  7. MK8796

    MK8796 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the feedback, ill have to take a look into the chips you recommended. I know this computer isn't the best, but it does run the games I play very well.
     
  8. TheFireRodan

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    Use some monitoring tools to find out if your RAM maxes during gameplay.
    If not, then adding more is useless.
    If so, adding more MAY still be useless due to your other components.
     
  9. MK8796

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    What monitoring tools would I use to check the RAM use during a game?
     
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