Been on here years and never posted a deal. In fact I'm not even sure if this is a "good deal" money wise, but if you have a laptop running VISTA read on.
I have a Compaq Presario F500 purchased about 18 months ago running Vista. Over time it has been running slower and slower, and got close to unusable. I started up the "Memory & Processor" widget on the desktop, and it turned out it was using 90%+ of available memory (1GB). I found this on Play, and after a simple google search ("compatible memory Compaq Presario F500") managed to ascertain that this was compatible.
GIven the fact it was 2GB, I couldn't believe the price (seemed absurdly cheap to someone of my lack of technical knowledge).
So, it arrived, and turned out to be unbelievably simple to fit (just a small phillips screwdriver and nimble fingers - 2 mins). Since I fitted it, my laptop has been a different beast and actually runs like....well....I'd expect it to. It now has 2.5GB (there are two 512MB chips in there, so just replaced one) and is more than happy.
So, this is as much a "deal" as it is to all of you out there who have purchased laptops that are starting to creak - don't be scared of buying new memory - its not expensive and its easy to fit.
- run the memory & processor thingy on the Vista sidebar
- check in the computer specs what the current memory is (think its in control panel somewhere)
- if its less than 2GB, search and find what is compatible
- get online to play.com and buy some!
- fit it
- tell all of your friends you're a laptop engineer.
Don't be scared, its turned my £400 laptop into a useable piece of kit for just £16.49.
(also, don't forget quidco - I did!)
(EDIT - apparently this will also do the job for £1.49 cheaper http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5748603/-/Product.html?source=9593)