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What kind of memory/RAM do I need for my laptop?

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Never had unreliable ram.

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Then again I keep going to crucial.com
Bob

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any particular brand?

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hello bob,

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i really am a newbie...

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haha...just looked up crucial on wikipedia and it is a lot bigger brand than i thought!! i guess i still have lot to learn when it comes to computers!

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Here's a quess

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You buy another 4GB stick and pop it in.
The machine works fine......shows 8GB of ram.
Perf wise......no diff.

Co-worker says......Oh!... you must go dual channel......a matched pair.
You toss both sticks and buy a 2x4GB kit.
You install the kit......the machine shows 8GB of ram and works fine.
Perf wise.....no diff.

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didn't help

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your answer didn't help.

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You can certainly add the RAM but don't expect any speed or

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performance bump for what you're doing.

My suggestion, try the system 'as is'. If you find you need more ....you can always add it.

VAPCMD

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