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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

    Jan 11, 2017

    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:

    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.
  2. Oddba11

    Oddba11 Jim

    May 12, 2011
  3. phillpower2


    Dec 21, 2016
    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

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
    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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