Crucial 8GB DDR2 800MHz SODIMM Laptop memory £119.99 @ Crucial
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Crucial 8GB DDR2 800MHz SODIMM Laptop memory £119.99 @ Crucial

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Found 7th Nov 2012
I'm looking for ddr2 800MHz laptop memory for a maximum upgrade (8GB) laptop has 2 ram slots so this is the best i could find for crucial memory.

This is guaranteed paired ram and i know that ebuyer have it cheaper by about £10 but not too sure if that would be matched for dual channel.

Vote hot or cold not fussed, but please can anyone find a better deal for me and is 8GB the most i can get for laptop ddr2 ram?



8GB Kit (4GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
8GB Kit (4GBx2), 200-pin SODIMM, DDR2 PC2-6400 memory module
Part Number: CT2KIT51264AC800

Module Size: 8GB Kit (4GBx2)
Package: 200-pin SODIMM
Feature: DDR2 PC2-6400
Specs: DDR2 PC2-6400 • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 512Meg x 64 •
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the price of ddr2 sux

cheapest 8gb kit i found, £70...

ebay.co.uk/itm…642?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Save you £10 and from Amazon

amazon.co.uk/dp/…293?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=****&linkCode=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B001RB21JE
Original Poster
nice one for the comments - do we know if matched/paired or not?
If your laptop is still running DDR2 RAM, its entire value probably doesn't exceed the price of this RAM by much.. And you should make sure it is running a 64bit OS, or this will be totally useless for you (only saying it because a laptop still running DDR2 would probably be running a 32bit OS). I would recommend just saving a bit of money and getting a new laptop with 4GB RAM, it will probably perform better than your current one.
I personally wouldn't spend that much, its way overpriced now. Sell the laptop and buy something better.
Or go for some Kingston at play via base.

play.com/PC/…rch
For mine just buy two of the same and they should work fine. If not then Amazon and Play will take back.
With DDR2 ram so expensive, you'll might just as well just upgrade to newer laptop. Save the money & get a better upto date laptop or trade it in. You'll won't regret it. We're not far off from January sales + DDR3 ram is much much cheaper.
Crucial have only let me down once and that was a ram upgrade for a Dell Alienware M17x. It was then I discovered that their their matching is not perfect!! After several replacements it still failed. A quick call to Ebuyer ascertained that this is not unusual, and recommended Kingston Ram for this model.

They base their information on research carried out when someone actually asks them which ram is best. I believe they have stopped hosting the Crucial scanner, maybe because of problems with matching.

As I have mentioned, this is the first time in 20 years I have had a problem, but I now check with Ebuyer support and have actually saved my customers money.

Let the fun begin. cold
As others have said DDR2 is very expensive. If you have a good laptop that cost a lot then it may be worth upgrading (assuming you have a 64bit OS).

If your RAM is low (1 or 2 GB) and you just want to keep the laptop going then perhaps only upgrade to 4gb which is much much cheaper.

Otherwise spending £100 on some outdated RAM is a bit pointless.
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ok heres the thing - im NOT selling medion 7910 laptop anytime soon it has 17 inch screen nvidia gfx and blu-ray drive.

just looking for crucial ram 800mhz and paired/matched

64bit OS - a given matey!


Just interested in matched/paired ram peeps has to be crucial 800mhz 2 ram slots so either 2x 4gb or 2x8gb if they make ddr2 8gb sticks!

It's getting chilly already...
97browng

Or go for some Kingston at play via … Or go for some Kingston at play via base.http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/14917656/Kingston-KHX6400S2LLK2-4G-HyperX-PC2-6400-4GB-800MHz-DDR2-200pin-NonECC-SODIMM-Laptop-Memory/Product.html?searchstring=ddr2+laptop+4gb&searchsource=0&searchtype=allproducts&urlrefer=search



That link is for 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) NOT 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Original Poster
As a joke side-note what do you all think i would get for a medion p7610 laptop excellent condition 3gb ram 1gb+2gb

windows 7 pro 64bit os
What laptop is it? I can't find any specs of the model you listed as surely you can get something more modern with similar specs as spending this much cash on ram is pointless. I'd be just upgrading when prices are all considered and fleabaying the old one maybe after swapping out the bluray with a newer machine

Nevermind found the model now. I picked up a 17inch Dell Inspiron from the outlet store the other day for my sister and at under £600 in as new condition with a GT650m which is more powerful than the 9500 and also has an 3rd gen i7. I'd be hard pressed to even consider what you are doing.

Edited by: "Astec123" 7th Nov 2012
Crucial also state 4gb max ram for this machine.

crucial.com/uk/…tml
Edited by: "kenwebb1953" 7th Nov 2012
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Astec123 - with that strong a case you are starting to chip away at my idea.... can anyone else really convince me to just look to switch the laptop - its a non glossy screen too so had no plans to change the laptop and lets not forget money here....it is hukd after all
i dont really game much anymore apart from LoL so the gfx card does meet all my needs now and for the next 3+ years probably

changing the laptop im guessing i would get roughly £200 (please correct me if im wrong)
The ram is £100 approx and now if i consider getting a diff laptop im needing to spend extra £200 at least for something decent
eg total cost of diff laptop £300 plus

What do others think this ram or new laptop and flog the medion?
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samsung state 2GB max for the n510 and crucial do (i have 4gb in my n510) so i wouldnt pay any attention to that mate.
wellen1981

samsung state 2GB max for the n510 and crucial do (i have 4gb in my n510) … samsung state 2GB max for the n510 and crucial do (i have 4gb in my n510) so i wouldnt pay any attention to that mate.



Given the temperature of this thread, I wouldn't take a chance. My Tosh says 4GB, and trust me, that is all it will take
Put 4g in it. Done
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Take it from me what you read and the reality are 2 different things - i have the 4gb stick in my n510 and with the 2gb stick already in the p7610 it is accepting 6gb - i work in computing myself and the OS is the problem when it comes to memory limits with the p7610 using win 7 pro 64 bit it will take 8GB plus however the limit of 8GB is only there due to the fact that it has only 2 ram slots and they dont make 8gb ddr2 sodimm sticks!
Astec123

What laptop is it? I can't find any specs of the model you listed as … What laptop is it? I can't find any specs of the model you listed as surely you can get something more modern with similar specs as spending this much cash on ram is pointless. I'd be just upgrading when prices are all considered and fleabaying the old one maybe after swapping out the bluray with a newer machineNevermind found the model now. I picked up a 17inch Dell Inspiron from the outlet store the other day for my sister and at under £600 in as new condition with a GT650m which is more powerful than the 9500 and also has an 3rd gen i7. I'd be hard pressed to even consider what you are doing.



Spending £120 to keep an old but usable laptop working or £600 on a new laptop, even allowing for reselling the old, you're going to spend more and not necessarily get that much benefit, depends what the OP uses his laptop for and why the need for more ram, replacing the laptop it's not usually the most economic solution, better to run it for a few more years and benefit by buying the very latest system in a couple of years time. Possibly worth considering an SSD to finish the upgrade.

I upgraded my Dell Latitude circa 2010 for a similar amount of money, stuck in a 128GB SSD and it now outperforms my i7 doing the same tasks but held back by the 7200rpm HD.

mike
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it is only the ram i need to up seriously due to recording music need it for vsts and also will be running virtual machines on it and multitasking will be the main of the laptop for the rest of its life - gaming is becoming less and less of a concern on it like i said just league of legends!

Will be getting a new laptop in the new year for the gf so will have ddr3 etc however this medion will likely be my desktop replacement so had no intention of selling it just using until end of life - tis a good laptop (honest!)
I have to say from a techie point of view that the amount of ram your machine will take is governed by the bios, despite what you think. Try it first somehow, but the WEI should tell you where the system is slow. My guess is the graphics and hard drive will be giving lower readings than the ram. mbuckhurst has the best option if you are intent on spending money, SSD will give much better performance.
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kenwebb1953

I have to say from a techie point of view that the amount of ram your … I have to say from a techie point of view that the amount of ram your machine will take is governed by the bios, despite what you think. Try it first somehow, but the WEI should tell you where the system is slow. My guess is the graphics and hard drive will be giving lower readings than the ram. mbuckhurst has the best option if you are intent on spending money, SSD will give much better performance.



i have the 4gb stick from my n510 and with the 2gb stick already in the p7610 it is accepting 6gb, so worry gone!
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Why would i stick an ssd in it when i shall be performing lots of reads and writes on it through music production?
And more to the point if based on usage the need exists for more ram why would anyone replace the hdd with an ssd?
Where's the logic in that i just don't see it.
Storage vs performance. SSD up to 500mb/sec vs up to 120mb/s hdd. External drive for mass storage. Bound to be some logic in that, especially with lots of reads and writes?

Boot time reduce by almost half, swapfile access time reduced.

Just trying to help. Been optimizing laptops and os's for years. And I have nothing against Medion, they make some very good kit at very reasonable prices. Vorsprun whatever it is!!

Good luck whatever you decide

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Having put an ssd into a machine before there are things they are good for and things there are not - btw you dont even need to have a swapfile on the hdd with enough ram. you can set it to use ram as the swap file - which is a good tweak for an ssd to extend its life if you have enough ram!

Cost per gb of ssd over spinner hdd would mean ssd is not an option for this machine besides its the ram it will need, not faster access hdd. I see you trying to help (and cheers) but keeping this thread on topic (ram) would have been more helpful eg anywhere else cheaper for the ram im after.
wellen1981

Why would i stick an ssd in it when i shall be performing lots of reads … Why would i stick an ssd in it when i shall be performing lots of reads and writes on it through music production?And more to the point if based on usage the need exists for more ram why would anyone replace the hdd with an ssd?Where's the logic in that i just don't see it.



I think lots of reads and writes is exactly the reason to do it, sounds to me that a memory and ssd upgrade would benefit the system, which is what I did on my latitude. You will find an SSD benefits everything you do that also benefits memory, simply due to the way the Windows OS utilises the disk.

My latitude is faster with Photoshop due to the SSD more than the ram, yet Photoshop is considered one of the biggest beneficiaries of ram upgrades. I'd almost always do both at the same time personally.


mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 7th Nov 2012
wellen1981

Having put an ssd into a machine before there are things they are good … Having put an ssd into a machine before there are things they are good for and things there are not - btw you dont even need to have a swapfile on the hdd with enough ram. you can set it to use ram as the swap file - which is a good tweak for an ssd to extend its life if you have enough ram!Cost per gb of ssd over spinner hdd would mean ssd is not an option for this machine besides its the ram it will need, not faster access hdd. I see you trying to help (and cheers) but keeping this thread on topic (ram) would have been more helpful eg anywhere else cheaper for the ram im after.



As I stated earlier, I have only had one problem with Crucial over the years, so I never hesitate buying from them because of their lifetime warranty and matching to motherboard. The cost of ddr2 is awful, but buying it elsewhere, given what I feel could be a problem, I would not look any further. Buy with confidence from Crucial. At least it can be returned.
kenwebb1953

As I stated earlier, I have only had one problem with Crucial over the … As I stated earlier, I have only had one problem with Crucial over the years, so I never hesitate buying from them because of their lifetime warranty and matching to motherboard. The cost of ddr2 is awful, but buying it elsewhere, given what I feel could be a problem, I would not look any further. Buy with confidence from Crucial. At least it can be returned.



I'd have to agree, downtime due to problems could quickly cost more than the extra you have to pay, my laptop is full of crucial ram.

mike
Banned
made it -200

this "deal" deserves it.
Original Poster
I'm surprised it is not in the -1000s to be honest, I never saw it as a deal more like ddr2 buyers don't have many options.
I am considering not even buying the 2x4gbs after all the comments and just stick my n510 4gb stick in the p7610 with the existing 2gb stick and taking out the 1gb stick giving 6gb.
I have always bought crucial ram (15+years) and never had a bad stick or had a stick fail.
Seriously, cheers for all the comments and suggestions it all helped to stop me spending £100.

On a final note I got the ocz vertex2 60gb few months back for gfs n510 running ubuntu - runs like a dream!
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