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Old 04-01-2009, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop RAM upgrade

Hello all,

I'm wanting to upgrade the RAM in my laptop and have no idea what is compatible or what it all means.

I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop with current RAM of 2x512MB DDR PC2700 ...I would like to upgrade to 2x1GB but I don't know what to buy.

I want to keep it as cheap as possible but still be reliable. Do I have to stay with DDR PC2700 (which seems to be relatively expensive!) ? Or can I go with the cheaper PC5400 ? Or..??

What do you recommend? And do you have any preferred sellers that ship to Canada?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Generally with laptops you can only replace one of the ram dimms. That means you could replace one of the 512mb with a 1gb stick for a total of 1.5gb. So you would only ve increasing your total ram by 512.

Here is a list of the offerings from NewEgg Canada. - Computer Hardware,Laptop Accessories,Laptop Memory,200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM,DDR 333 (PC 2700),1GB,

You cannot use pc5400 ram because that is ddr2 ram and you need ddr ram

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I believe that model you can upgrade both RAM modules and the laptop will be maxed out at 2 GB. So if you want to purchase two sticks of what Hef suggested that will give you a total of 2 GB.
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