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    Do I really have to stick to manufacturers recommendation for maximum ram on laptop?

    I have a fairy old but ok HP business laptop, model nx9010

    I scanned with crucial and I have just 756 mb ram installed = 1x256mb & 1x512mb

    Crucial gave 3 suitable upgrades here crucial.com/uk/…010

    It says not to go over manufacturers recommended max ram

    If I have to stick with the 512mb upgrade is this one ok which is cheaper on play.com?play.com/PC/…tml

    Really I would like to add another 1gb instead of the 512mb is this ok to do and if so which one is suitable from play.com as they are cheaper?

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    usually if it lists a maximum means it doesnt support any more than that

    Original Poster

    Oh dear, well would the play one above be suitable then as its about half the price of crucials?

    karen4u;2801308

    Oh dear, well would the play one above be suitable then as its about half … Oh dear, well would the play one above be suitable then as its about half the price of crucials?



    yup should be just dandy :thumbsup:

    (altho for best performance its recommended to have matching pairs)

    Original Poster

    I've ordered the play.com one so I'll have about 1g of ram then, not much of an upgrade but its so slow I had to try anyay.

    They wont be the same make of ram but the same size each stick

    Any ideas on how to try and speed things up on this laptop?

    I have tried everything, its running avast, I have minimum start up applications, its got spyware blockers, I've checked the hardisk, defragmented, I use ccleaner and glary untilities its got 2/3rds free diskspace and up to date drivers

    Well, the manufacturer's maximum could be there because bigger sticks didn't exist when the documentation was printed or it could be there because bigger sticks definitely won't work so going over it may or may not work.

    its usually the ram and processor that have most impact on the speed, so short of upgrading them as you have done there isnt much more you can do other than what your already doing, just try not to run anything hugely memory hungry and dont install anything you dont really need
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