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Help Please Laptop RAM

girlyracer Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Hi i hope someone can advise me

I have a samsung laptop with 1gb of ram on 1 stick, my question is would it be ok to add an extra stick of 2gb making it 3gb in total or do both sticks have to be the same size and speed? the laptop can take up to 4gb of RAM

Its DDR2 800mhz RAM

Thanks
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
why not just put 4gb in it then and they do have to be the same speed, for some reason laptops can be a little niggley, best to use the same speed
1 Like #2
It's fine to have odd pairings, although having the same is preferable. Won't cause it any harm though if you don't.
1 Like #3
we have a acer and it wouldnt accept different ram, had to be the same
1 Like #4
its always recommended to have it in pairs but it should run fine with an odd pair
#5
i would have 4gb but i dont have the spare cash for 2x 2gb sticks atm, i plan to buy 1x 2gb then later get another 2gb

Cheapest i can find for 4gb is around £66 from ccl online
#6
My laptop is a samsung r519

Thanks guys
1 Like #7
girlyracer
My laptop is a samsung r519

Thanks guys


Added 2 gb to my R519 Total 3gb, I remember reading that adding 2 x 2gb results in the Samsung only reading it as 3.5 gb
#8
Nitro111
Added 2 gb to my R519 Total 3gb, I remember reading that adding 2 x 2gb results in the Samsung only reading it as 3.5 gb


That's due to 32-bit Windows limitations.
Get a 64-bit version on there and you can see all the RAM.
1 Like #9
Neither of my laptops mind having mixed modules. Intel chipsets are very tolerant of mixed modules these days. They used to be really strict about it, and even used to mandate matched pairs, but these days, they're set up to support with much less fuss. They've even got a special mode so that you can still get dual channel even if you've mixed density modules, so you don't even get a performance penalty for mixed modules. So don't worry.
1 Like #10
Check the documentation of your laptop and see. Sites like MrMemory are also a useful resource and good place to buy. My Dell has 3Gb, though obviously they are the same type and speed.
#11
Thank you people, the module that is in it is a samsung will any other brand with the same speed be ok? or should i buy 2gb of samsung ram?
#12
dcx_badass
Don't normally have to be the same speed or brand or size, not sure what the others are on about, but it's wrong what they're saying.


Gotta disagree with you about the speed. Mismatched speeds will work but it not advisable and could lead to crashes. Get memory as closely matched as you can. for the record, I've been a PC and server engineer for 18 years and have swapped more DIMMs than Tiger Woods has had blondes.
#13
Babbabooey
That's due to 32-bit Windows limitations.
Get a 64-bit version on there and you can see all the RAM.


O.K :thumbsup:

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