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DragonNick

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#1 12 years ago

Hey guys, I have a Sony VAIO notebook (model VGN-FJ170) and I want to upgrade my RAM. What brand/type should I get? I currently have 504 MB (512? lol) of DDR2-SDRAM. I assume I have to get the same kind (DDR2-SDRAM) for the upgrade. So, what brand?

Thanks in advance! :)




*The.Doctor

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#2 12 years ago

You need DDR2 SO-DIMMS, there different from standard DIMMS in that they are low profile and much smaller to fit into laptops.

Also, how many (If any) free ram slots does your laptop have?




Some Lazy Dr

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#3 12 years ago

You also can get another brand of RAM, just make sure it's a DDR2 SO-DIMM.




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#4 12 years ago

For brand I would recommend, Kingston, Crucial, or Corsair. They are considered the most reliable, and run very efficiently.




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#5 12 years ago

I added 512mb Corsair Value Select to my Sony laptop, works fine despite what Sony says.




DragonNick

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#6 12 years ago

I'm not sure how many slots mine has open, I assume one, but yeah I'm not sure.

And thank you for the advice. Next time Best Buy has one of those sales that includes installation I'll pick up a stick :)




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#7 12 years ago

DragonNick;3398777I'm not sure how many slots mine has open, I assume one, but yeah I'm not sure.

And thank you for the advice. Next time Best Buy has one of those sales that includes installation I'll pick up a stick :)

Look first. Many (smaller) laptop chassis only have room for one SO-DIMM.

And don't get it a Best Buy.




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#8 12 years ago
C38368Look first. Many (smaller) laptop chassis only have room for one SO-DIMM.

Thats true, thats probably mainly in the sub 15-inchers. My 15" Powerbook has two slots so i'm guessing its the same for PC laptops.

Get your ram from Newegg.com, you will get much better prices than any best buy.




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-StaticX-;3400361Thats true, thats probably mainly in the sub 15-inchers. My 15" Powerbook has two slots so i'm guessing its the same for PC laptops.

Get your ram from Newegg.com, you will get much better prices than any best buy.

Yeah, it's pretty much limited to super- and ultraportables but is worth noting. Few things in computing suck quite as much as buying something only to realise--after the fact, of course--that you can't use that spiffy thing widget you just brough home.

Actually, come to think of it... some ultraportables don't even have an interface for SO-DIMMS; they have system RAM built onto the motherboard and that's just that.




DragonNick

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#10 12 years ago

Alright, I guess I can get some techie to install it for me... I've never worked in a laptop before. I'll check newegg.com. Of course, that is after Christmas (when someone gives me the money for it)




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