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Kingston 2GB Laptop memory £27.99

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Play.com are selling 2GB sticks of Kingston RAM for under 28 quid! bargain!

Specs:
DDR2, 667Mhz
PC2-5300
SODIMM
Lifetime warranty

This will work with both macs and PCs.
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#1
This is MAC specific but may well work in PCs. You can get it for less elsewhere (e.g. LambdaTek) but with postage it will vary depending on whether you are placing an order elsewhere anyway in which case the postage doesn’t come into it.
#2
It shouldn't be mac-specific, because macs use the exact same RAM as PCs.
1 Like #3
for all of you out there thinking you might go and stick 2x2gb sticks in your old laptop, please note that a 32 bit opporating system (XP & Vista in most cases), you will only be able to take advantage of a maximum of 2.5gb of that 4gb in the system.

to use the full 4gb you will need to upgrade your OS to a 64bit version.

Worth noting ;-)
#4
I stuck 2 of these in my Dell precision laptop and workd great - shows up as 3.25gb on my XP Pro 32bit though.
#5
I have just fit 2 of these into my 24" iMac (new model) got themwhen they were 1st posted at this price before christmas. Don't forget quidco :thumbsup:
1 Like #6
A 32bit OS can actually see and use up to 3.25GB (but no more will be addressed due to 32bit limitations), just to set the record straight.

This is a pretty good deal, heat added.
#7
Will it go in the Dell Vostro laptops?
#8
great i got one of the little touchscreen hp laptops just before xmas so this will do nicely!!
#9
ngard81
for all of you out there thinking you might go and stick 2x2gb sticks in your old laptop, please note that a 32 bit opporating system (XP & Vista in most cases), you will only be able to take advantage of a maximum of 2.5gb of that 4gb in the system.

to use the full 4gb you will need to upgrade your OS to a 64bit version.

Worth noting ;-)


jukkie
A 32bit OS can actually see and use up to 3.25GB (but no more will be addressed due to 32bit limitations), just to set the record straight.

This is a pretty good deal, heat added.


Actually, it's not that simple :-D The correct answer is something like this: 32bit addressing means you can only have 4gb's worth of addressing shared between ALL the hardware on your system. So if you add 4gb of RAM on your 32bit system, your PC will cope by reducing the total amount of RAM addressed so that you can still use your other devices - like your graphics card, serial ports etc.

In addition, the motherboard may impose it's own limitations (this can be particularly true on laptops) on how much RAM you can address (so it's worth checking how much the manufacturer claims it supports/how much will be visible to the OS).

:thumbsup:
#10
can someone please tell me how easy it is to upgrade a laptop ( never done it) do u have to take the whole think apart or just a panel underneath? or
#11
This sounds a good deal but I have no clue about these things really I have no idea which of the below systems are 32 or 64 bit. I bought my mother a dell about 6 months ago (hot deal i also found on here):-
Inspiron 1501 Turion 64 X2 TL50 (1.6GHz, 256K)
Memory Dual-Channel 1024MB (2x512) 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
running windows vista.

Would one of these just slot straight into the above system without problems to upgrade to 2GB?


Also I have the following dell:-
Inspiron 9400 Core 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2.0GHz, 667MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
Memory Dual-Channel 2048MB (2x1024) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
running xp home.

Is it worth me getting one or even two to upgrade to 4MB?

Cheers..
#12
peteh81
can someone please tell me how easy it is to upgrade a laptop ( never done it) do u have to take the whole think apart or just a panel underneath? or


It's pretty straight-forward with just a couple of small screws to take off a small panel on the underside of your laptop. The RAM itself just clips into place so you can do the whole job in a matter of minutes. Most manufacturers will have instructions on fitting RAM on their website - I know Dell do as I've used their upgrade guides before.
1 Like #13
peteh81
can someone please tell me how easy it is to upgrade a laptop ( never done it) do u have to take the whole think apart or just a panel underneath? or


Just a panel underneath. Things worth checking:

1. Does my laptop support more memory?

The laptops in the office here (for example) have a limit of 2gb of memory.

2. Does my laptop have any free slots for my new memory?

Laptops have a finite number of slots - often 2 - these might be populated already, in which case you'll have to remove your existing sticks to fit new ones. Worth checking. You can find out by either opening the memory slot (underneath) or running a program called "CPU-Z" (google it) and looked at the SPD tab. The dropdown shows each slot - if you have an empty slot then you could use that but read..

3. Whats this DDR business about?

DDR (double data rate) increases the speed of access to memory by spreading reads/writes to two or more sticks. For the purposes of this explaination let's assume the maximum number of slots on your laptop will be just 2. If you had one slot with 512mb of memory in then it's not running in DDR mode - you'd have to populate the second slot with another 512mb stick for this to be true. A lot of you are going to find both slots already occupied (because your manufacturer wanted to enable DDR) with smaller sticks of RAM. Note that DDR usually requires the sticks to be the same size.

Example:

Dell Dimension M70 laptop has two slots.

Shipped with 2 x 512mb sticks of memory, total memory is therfore 1gb and because slots are evenly occupied DDR is enabled.

Dell says the memory limit of this laptop is 2gb. Therefore if I want to get 2gb AND have DDR enabled the obvious option is to remove both the current sticks (and ebay 'em) and buy 2 x 1gb sticks to replace them.
#14
carleast
Will it go in the Dell Vostro laptops?


Specifically the £233 one from a couple of days ago?
#15
Redfab
This sounds a good deal but I have no clue about these things really I have no idea which of the below systems are 32 or 64 bit. I bought my mother a dell about 6 months ago (hot deal i also found on here):-
Inspiron 1501 Turion 64 X2 TL50 (1.6GHz, 256K)
Memory Dual-Channel 1024MB (2x512) 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
running windows vista.

Would one of these just slot straight into the above system without problems to upgrade to 2GB?


Also I have the following dell:-
Inspiron 9400 Core 2 Duo Processor T7200 (2.0GHz, 667MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
Memory Dual-Channel 2048MB (2x1024) 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
running xp home.

Is it worth me getting one or even two to upgrade to 4MB?

Cheers..


Inspiron 9400 - max memory is 2gb (you already have as much as possible)

Inspiron 1501 - max memory is 2gb with two slots in total. both are currently occupied, remove current sticks and get 2 x 1gb sticks (play.com are selling 1gb's at good discount too) and you should be sorted.
You only need 1GB DDR2-533 modules for that laptop.


-------

Anyway, voted HOT and bought a 2gb module for my eee pc (which only has one slot anyway)
Thanks!
#17
i was after 2x1gb for my mac. oh well
#18
Ommid
i was after 2x1gb for my mac. oh well


Then search play.com for they are there n'cheap too :)
#19
Yep, was posted before.
Still a good deal.

Bought one for my Asus eee PC.
nb: which, by default, the kernel will only 'see' 1GB (open a terminal, type 'free'). There's a fair amount of hacking around required to install a re-compiled kernel that will get you up to 2GB.
#20
I have DELL Inspiron 6400 Dual 2 Core 5200 with Vista Ultimate (32bit).
I believe I have two 512MB ram install. So if vista can cope max 3 GB then can I just buy one and use as 2.5 GB or do I need to buy 2x2 GB.

and How do I know this RAM will work for my laptop (sorry never did this before)

please HELP!!
#21
Ommid
i was after 2x1gb for my mac. oh well


If you've got a macbook and want a 1 Gb RAM upgrade, then this is the one to go for:

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3274801/Kingston-KVR667D2S5-1G-Valueram-Computer-Memory-1GB-PC5300-DDR2-667MHz-200-Pin-SO-Dimm/Product.html
#22
Will this work on my...

Sony Vaio VGN FE11S ?
#23
im looking at an upgrade too on my

Sony Vaio FS415S laptop - currently 1Gb

Will this work? Or can someone advise me what to get and at a good price, i think the max is 2gb
#24
Remember Macbook pros need matching pairs of memory, not sure about Macbooks. So if I wanted to upgrade mine from its 2gb (2x1gb sticks), I'd have to buy 2 of the 2gb sticks.
1 Like #25
naru6705
I have DELL Inspiron 6400 Dual 2 Core 5200 with Vista Ultimate (32bit).
I believe I have two 512MB ram install. So if vista can cope max 3 GB then can I just buy one and use as 2.5 GB or do I need to buy 2x2 GB.

and How do I know this RAM will work for my laptop (sorry never did this before)

please HELP!!


Maximum memory 2 GB for that laptop matey so you'd be best off with 2 x 1gb sticks. This system is configurable and can ship with either DDR2-533 (KTD-INSP6000A/xx) or DDR2-667 (KTD-INSP6000B/xx). When mixing DDR2-533 and DDR2-667 modules, the system will default DDR2-533 speed (the slowest).
Use CPU-Z (google it) to identify your memory (see the SPD tab in the program).
#26
this is good deal, crucial have same for about £30
#27
will this work on an asus eee pc 701?
#28
Play has been selling this for a while at this price. I got some before Chrimbo, just before they ran out of stock.

As the man said before, there is nothing Mac-specific about this RAM. Threw it in my eeePC running Windows so that I could delete the pagefile to free up hard disk space without the risk of Firefox bringing the system down due to memory leaks.
#29
Ordered for my laptop, you can never have too much memory. Especially if your running any Microsoft applications!
#30
aviz1978
this is good deal, crucial have same for about £30


Difference with this though is that these are 2gb modules, I was thinking of getting 2 of these for my imac, it needs 2 x 2gb to put it up to it 4gb max, to buy 2 of these from play would be £55.98 where as at crucial its closer to £100, HOT DEAL!
#31
binning
will this work on an asus eee pc 701?

It will. But, the kernel (by default) in the eee PC will only 'see' 1GB of it.

From a terminal window - type 'free'. And you'll note you only have 1GB.

If you want to 'see' the full 2GB, you'll have to do a fair amount of hacking around
#32
Is laptop memory different to desktop memory? Or can i buy any memory modules (regardless of whether they say "laptop memory") and stick it in either a desktop or a laptop (assuming the slot takes the memory)?
#33
mumbojumbo
What programs are you all running that require an upgrade from 1GB to 2GB RAM? :?
Surely the bottleneck here will be the CPU? :?


It has 512mb of RAM mate, and i'm planning on using Windows (more memory = gooooood) with no pagefile.
#34
I bought one for my old slow Acer from the site a bit dearer but still a bargain!!!
#35
My laptop manual says:

# Memory Type SO-DIMM - 533Mhz (DDR2)

Will this work in my laptop?
#36
Fabulous!!
Imac 24" 2.8 extreme, has really been complemented by sticking in 4gb of this kingston ram, what a deal!!
hot hot hot!
#37
My Dell Vostro 1000 will be coming tomorrow, will 4gb work in it or do i need to go for two 1 gb.
#38
RoseGold
My Dell Vostro 1000 will be coming tomorrow, will 4gb work in it or do i need to go for two 1 gb.


The vostro 1000 can use a max of 2GB, which should be plenty anyway.
#39
mcbazza
It will. But, the kernel (by default) in the eee PC will only 'see' 1GB of it.

From a terminal window - type 'free'. And you'll note you only have 1GB.

If you want to 'see' the full 2GB, you'll have to do a fair amount of hacking around



mcbazza - does this also apply if you've upgraded your os to xp or only if you've still got linux running on it?
#40
binning
mcbazza - does this also apply if you've upgraded your os to xp or only if you've still got linux running on it?


Not mcbazza, but if you downgrade to XP, you will see the full 2GB. In fact, the 800-odd MB limit is due to the Xandros kernel installed. Any other flavour of Linux should also make use of all the memory.

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