IT Help needed (I want more RAM - I think) - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

IT Help needed (I want more RAM - I think)

£0.00 @
I have a Sony Vaio that is a couple of years old and I was hoping that I could increase the RAM to make it a little faster - the problem I have is that I do not know what is required and how much I ca… Read More
damaje73 Avatar
7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
I have a Sony Vaio that is a couple of years old and I was hoping that I could increase the RAM to make it a little faster - the problem I have is that I do not know what is required and how much I can add.

I have the VGN-NR32M model, which has not been changed in anyway, so i think it currently has 2gb.

If anyone out there knows what RAM I would need and then where is a cheap place to buy it, please advise, I would be very grateful.

Many thanks in advance

Damaje
damaje73 Avatar
7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Options

All Comments

(15) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
banned#1
it should be fast enough as it is. what are you using the machine for?


I think the laptop comes with 2gb ram already. (which i suspect is 2x1gb) so you would have to put in a 2gb chip replacing one of the existing 1gb ones.

which is pretty expensive for only 1gb of increased ram. (you will end up with 3gb in total and one 1gb chip spare that you could sell on)

go to ebay and search this number: 200329796065


EDIT: DON'T BUY MORE RAM THEN, AS THE PASTY FOUND THAT THE LAPTOP CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE


try deleting all the crap programs off your pc. especially the ones that start automatically when you start your pc
1 Like #2
going from what i can find you will have two slots in your laptop, maximum 2048 of ram over the two, therefore you already have the max that you can put in!
#3
Chipset: Intel GL960
Drive Form Factor: 2.5"
Drive Interface: SATA
Maximum Memory: 2048MB
Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
Standard Memory: 2048MB removable
USB Support: 2.x Compliant
#4
http://www.crucial.com/uk/?click=true

use the scan, it will tell you what you need and if its possible
#5
try the cheaper options first before buying new ram

Go through the list of what starts up when the computer turns on, and remove everything that isnt needed to run at startup (actually most items aren't needed to start this way)
That uses a lot of ram

Also go through your programs and uninstall any programs no longer needed or wanted

delete everyithing but essential items from your desktop or move them to your C drive. (this will make the laptop start faster)

download and install CC cleaner and clean up your computer, and also check your registry, and when it gives you the option choose fix all problems, then run it again, until there are no problems

If after all that you stil have problems investigate more ram
#6
pistol6000
http://www.crucial.com/uk/?click=true

use the scan, it will tell you what you need and if its possible


+ 1 :thumbsup:
#7
Thanks for the comments, I use it for basic browsing and word processing/spreadhseets. etc. However, i do also use Asta PowerProject and a couple of other packages. I have noticed that recently it has become slower, even opening up files, etc - and I was hoping that adding RAM could help

IS there anything else I could do safely so as not to cause any problems
banned#8
damaje73
Thanks for the comments, I use it for basic browsing and word processing/spreadhseets. etc. However, i do also use Asta PowerProject and a couple of other packages. I have noticed that recently it has become slower, even opening up files, etc - and I was hoping that adding RAM could help

IS there anything else I could do safely so as not to cause any problems


tell us what programs start up when you start the computer.

how many applications are open before you sense the "slowdown"
looking at the min spec of power project your computer should be ok.
have you installed anything recently that may have caused the slow down? like a new antivirus or firewall ect?
#9
just follow what karenhornby said and see if it improves, defragmenting the drive after might help aswell
#10
bykergrove
tell us what programs start up when you start the computer.

how many applications are open before you sense the "slowdown"
looking at the min spec of power project your computer should be ok.
have you installed anything recently that may have caused the slow down? like a new antivirus or firewall ect?

Thats a good point, main reason ive only used norton once before
#11
I have installed Avira AntiVirus - could this have caused it. I have been looking to get away from McAfee (Which came wtih the laptop) and was advised that Avira or AVG were equal or better and free - and want ot know how to remove Mcafee (I have looked into it, but struggled)

With regards to the numer of apps, nothing really apart from the AV software
#12
I use CCleaner, although not as you described - so running now (thanks for that)
#13
damaje73
I have installed Avira AntiVirus - could this have caused it. I have been looking to get away from McAfee (Which came wtih the laptop) and was advised that Avira or AVG were equal or better and free - and want ot know how to remove Mcafee (I have looked into it, but struggled)

With regards to the numer of apps, nothing really apart from the AV software


Well im not a Techie but i would say removing mcafee should be your priority as having more than one antivirus can cause conflicts , from a quick read on web

Before you uninstall Security Center, you must first uninstall the McAfee components Virus Scan, Personal Firewall, Privacy Service and Spamkiller.(in Add/Remove programs)
Then go to Mcafee website and download uninstaller
#14
As mentioned above uninstall the McAfee software. Also check your virtual memory it normally should be 1.5 times your installed RAM.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417
#15
Thanks for the advice, I am now McAfee free and a slighty quicker machine

Much appreciated

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!