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Upgrading Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Renese-Williams, Jan 19, 2010.

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  1. Renese-Williams

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    Okay, so I want to upgrade the RAM in my laptop system. Sadly, when it comes to hardware, I am illiterate. I've found a RAM stick that I want to add and I'm wondering if it would be compatible with my laptop. My specs are below:

    Windows Vista 32bit (Will Install Windows 7 64bit after upgrade)
    Memory Type: DDR2 (PC2-6400)
    Slot A: 1GB
    Slot B: 2 GB

    I'm going to replace the 1GB stick with a 2GB Crucial stick.
    Memory Type: DDR2 (PC2-6400)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148162

    Also, I want to upgrade the hard drive in my system. What information will I need to know in order to know if the hard drive will be compatible. Most laptop systems allow for hard drive upgrade, right?

    Here's the link to the hard drive I want to buy:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197

    Thanks for your help! ^^
     
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  3. crjdriver

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    As for the ram, go to crucial's site and input your make and model of laptop. It will show all compatible memory.

    Next, no one can tell you if the hard drive you selected will work unless they know the exact make and model of laptop. It is the same thing as asking "Will this water pump fit my car" No one knows until you tell them the make, model, year, engine size, etc.
     
  4. Renese-Williams

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    Thanks for pointing me in that direction with the site. ^^
    My computer is a Dell Studio 1537, got the laptop in 2008 I believe.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Yes, that drive should work. Your laptop has a sata type interface for the hd.

    How are you planing to setup the new drive? Do you intend to clone the existing drive, clean install of windows on the new drive, etc?
     
  6. Renese-Williams

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    I'm planning a clean install of Windows 7 64bit.
     
  7. crjdriver

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    No problem then; have fun.
     
  8. Renese-Williams

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    All right. Thanks for your help. ^^
     
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