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# 214043 25-Apr-2017 15:46
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Hi. I am wanting to upgrade the ram on my levono thinkcentre as its slooooow as. RAM seems to be constantly 80%+ so I assume by upgrading it, i should see some benefits?

 

The computer is only used for web surfing and microsoft office. Specs are pretty poor. E5700 CPU, 2gb ram, and 250gb harddrive. 

 

I tried searching for info and had trouble finding if 4 or 8gb was the max. Also there are so many types, speeds, low voltage, buffed, etc etc and i really dont know what to get!

 

Using CPU-Z it gives this info for RAM: DDR3 PC3-8500F(533mhz) Samsung 1.5V

 

Ideally i want to upgrade to 8gb if its not overly expensive and if it is worth while doing.

 

Thanks in advance for any advice


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  # 1770232 25-Apr-2017 15:58
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What does CPU-Z say the motherboard is? Can see what is compatible then.




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  # 1770238 25-Apr-2017 16:15
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Unfortunately it doesnt say

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1770247 25-Apr-2017 16:39
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It looks like that chipset supports 8GB DDR2 800MHz and 4GB DDR3 1066MHz.

 

8GB of DDR3 might be sweet with 2 4GB sticks, but the desktop memory I could find wasn't particularly cheap.


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  # 1770254 25-Apr-2017 16:53
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Screenshot of memory tab? Usually gives number of slots and current population.

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  # 1770271 25-Apr-2017 17:16
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Do you know the exact model laptop? Some of the bigger ram manufacturers have online memory compatibility tools. Eg Crucial




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  # 1770290 25-Apr-2017 18:05
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Would 8gb DDR2 800mhz be better than 4gb of DDR3 1066mhz? 

 

 

 

Heres screen shot of memory tab

 

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  # 1770295 25-Apr-2017 18:38
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Dolts:

It looks like that chipset supports 8GB DDR2 800MHz and 4GB DDR3 1066MHz.


8GB of DDR3 might be sweet with 2 4GB sticks, but the desktop memory I could find wasn't particularly cheap.



Several sources say (4x2=) 8GB DDR3 will work with G41, but must be low density. Example:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3040169/g41-chipset-4gbs-ram.html

Imo DDR3 will be cheaper than DDR2 anyway at this stage.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1770298 25-Apr-2017 18:47
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And 8GB will show a big difference in performance? or would 4gb be more than enough?

 

EDIT: And would this RAM be suitable? just unsure with all the hidden info as i said earlier like being buffered and registered etc etc:

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Lifettime-warr...


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  # 1770302 25-Apr-2017 19:03
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Go to kingston.com and enter your computer model number in their search at the top right corner.  That will let you order some well priced 3rd party ram guaranteed to work with your machine.





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  # 1770305 25-Apr-2017 19:16
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Has it got an ssd in it ?? , if not throw one in you will notice a significant increase in performance.





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  # 1770323 25-Apr-2017 19:47
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i would say you would get a better performance increase with a ssd over the extra couple of gb of ram.

 

I threw 2gb more ram into my old core2 asus laptop, made a small difference, but putting a SSD in it made way more difference.

 

 


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