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Old 09-09-2010, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question How can I do increase my RAM and disk space?

THis is my first post and I have a question. I have a compaq laptop with 2GB of ram and a 50 GB hard drive. The Machine is about 3 years old.

I'd like to double the RAM and and put in a larger HD. I know how to physically swap out the harddrive and the RAM, but is there a way to make a "mirror" copy of my current drive and put it on the new one (OS, registry and all) so that I don't have to reinstall anything it would function the same (except faster LOL).

I"m also concerned with whether "new" RAM and a "new" hard drive will be compatible with my "old" this something I need to be concerned about?

If anyone can offer some advice, it would be grately appreciated.


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Default Re: How can I do increase my RAM and disk space?

Yes, you can just do a mirror copy of your hard drive and copy to a new one. My mind fails as to what the program is called.

With RAM, we need to know your model. Depending on the laptop model, there is a max of how much RAM you can put in it.

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Old 09-10-2010, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: How can I do increase my RAM and disk space?

I have a compaq Presario V6000.
It has 1.6 Ghz Processor and 504 MB of ram at present.
How do I know what the max I can upgrade to and what kind or ram I need?
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You can find the type ram you need and the max you can support on this site. RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at
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