Found 7th Dec 2008
just got my wife an Advent 5431 laptop from PC World. It only has 1gb memory but i want to upggrade. It has a 1gb stick 333mhz in it right now. I want to upgrade to 2gb but i cant find anything on the net that tells me that it can take 667mhz. It should but i cant find anything so hoping someone on here can tell me something more.

It has 1 stick of 1gb 333mhz

i want to find out what the max memory is and the max speed i can upgrade to.

Thanks in advance

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It should do, but you can check at [url]www.crucial.com[/url]

They have a tool on there which checks what motherboard you have

is it pc2700 in it? one slot or 2?

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200-pin DDR2 SODIMMs are used to provide DDR2 SDRAM memory for laptop computers.
These 200-pin SODIMMs run at PC2 5300 DDR2 SDRAM specifications.


what is that about ??

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shanecr;3689093

is it pc2700 in it? one slot or 2?


nevermind...pc2-5300 is 667mhz

now the question is how much can i update it to ??

Original Poster

ok seeing as i figured out that i already have 667mhz ram in this laptop the only thing left is how much can i upgrade it to ?

2gb or 4gb ??

zeus9876;3689538

ok seeing as i figured out that i already have 667mhz ram in this laptop … ok seeing as i figured out that i already have 667mhz ram in this laptop the only thing left is how much can i upgrade it to ?2gb or 4gb ??



3gb would prob be the most you will ever need.

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but doesnt answer my question....whats the max this laptop can take ? 2gb or 4gb

How many slots does it have, if 1, i haven't seen any 4GB sticks, and if they do exist, will be expensive.

If two slots, then you are probably OK, and most modern laptops will take 4GB

I can't find any max's at the moment though

32-bit Windows will not make use of the full 4gb.

I don't see why you need more than 2gb tbh.

It will use 3.5GB though, an extra 512MB can make a difference :thumbsup:

3.5gb is complete overkill for a normal laptop that will not see much use. Absolute waste of money.

abomination;3690162

3.5gb is complete overkill for a normal laptop that will not see much … 3.5gb is complete overkill for a normal laptop that will not see much use. Absolute waste of money.



Do you have a 1.0 car? Or bigger? Most of the time you won't need the power, but it's nice to know it's there if you need it,

Original Poster

Ok decided will just get 1 x 2gb stick which will take it to 3gb. should be ok then. If i ever run a 64bit OS then i will upgrade the 1gb stick to a 2gb to have 4gb.

I really do appreiciate all the help

Thanks again

Original Poster

ok looks like i have to get a 2gb stick as it only has one slot.

crosses fingers it will work

OK keep trying to post a reply but it isn't showing.....

seems you are the one chink of light on the web. Even when in Currys no one could answer my Q about RAM for this laptop and the preloaded soft linked to [url]www.thetechguys.com[/url] was no better.

But I know little about PCs other than the basics. Can you tell me what this PC supports memory wise? Id like to look for availability and prices (can memory be PC specific with laptops?) of maybe 2 Gb at whatever speed it will take.

Also the bloke at Currys said it needs specialist attention to upgrade as the memory might be for eg below the keyboard and need specialist knowlede to get there. Does that sound reasonable?

Anyway hope you can help in someway. :thumbsup:

Just got one of these for ill nephew. I had a suitable memory chip (1gig) thought I'd upgrade it as I have done with other similar laptops. However on opening memory access panel I found it already occupied! So the only way to upgrade is to remove existing 1 gig and buy 2gig to replace it:x

Typical money saving move.

Hi khitomer,

I know little about laptops though open up my desktops now and then to change this n that.
Memory access panel...Is that easy to ID? Is it easy to remove (like a blank panel with no clues as to what direction to pull, push, press) and does it give you 100% access to the single slot? :thumbsup:
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