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Laptop runs very slow even after reformat

  1. #11

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    No. But be aware that if you have only two RAM slots and have 2GB installed now then you would have to install two 4GB RAM sticks and remove the 2GB stick totally to get 8GB.

    This is s very handy tool to analyze your RAM: - Crucial System Scanner
    Hi, thanks for the quick reply. the Crucial Scanner says:

    Maximum memory: 8192MB
    Slots: 2 (2 banks of 1)
    *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.

    I don't quite understand the "2 banks of 1"

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  2. #12

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    It simply means there are 2 slots (banks) and you can add memory 1 module (stick) at a time. You could add a 6GB stick to get to 8GB but it is better to have the same size and same manufacturer (matched) RAM in both slots.

    That tool I pointed you to will show you the options.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-Bit

    But it's okay to be a different brand right? because im pretty sure that we don't have the asus k45vd ram (or at least what i checked when i was looking for RAM sticks)
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  4. #14

    upgrade to 8.1

    Hi Zen,
    id upgrade to 8.1.
    note current bios is 232, your 1 down.

    my lower spec x55a with 2gb worked fine

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  5. #15

    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanmato View Post
    But it's okay to be a different brand right? because im pretty sure that we don't have the asus k45vd ram (or at least what i checked when i was looking for RAM sticks)
    You won't find RAM labeled " asus k45vd ram ". They buy it from another manufacturer. Depending on the hardware there is a maximum size and maximum speed supported. I can go to ASUS and get a "Qualified Vender List" that lists various RAM modules that have been tested with my motherboard. I can also look in my motherboard manual and see the different speeds and sizes of module I can put in each slot. For my ASUS K75DE, ASUS lists DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 2 x SO-DIMM socket for expansion up to 8 GB SDRAM. It's all a matter of doing your research. Also keep in mind that laptops us SO-DIM modules which are smaller than the RAM modules you find in a desktop PC. One is not compatible with the other and they are not interchangeable.
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  6. #16

    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 64-Bit

    Okay, thanks maybe i'll give it an upgrade before this month ends.
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