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Upgrading RAM on Laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by toddbowlesface, Jan 11, 2017.

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  1. toddbowlesface

    toddbowlesface Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have a laptop that i bought in 2010 and am looking to upgrade the RAM instead of buying a new laptop. The model is a Gateway ID49C07u, here is a link to the specs:
    https://www.cnet.com/products/gateway-id49c07u/specs/

    I want to upgrade to 8GB of RAM, and am looking for the most cost-effective option. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. phillpower2

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    Hello toddbowlesface,

    The following only as long as you are running an operating system capable of recognising more than 3.75/4GB of RAM, Windows 7 64-bit for example.

    What Crucial recommends and guarantees here

    Alternatives options here

    I would suggest one of the following and if purchasing for myself would opt for the lower Cas latency 9 Ripjaws;

    Crucial 8GB Kit (2 x 4GB) DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V Laptop Memory - CT2KIT51264BF160B

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GRSL
     
  4. flavallee

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    That laptop came with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
    Adding another 4 GB and running it with 8 GB is a good idea.

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