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Laptop Memory FAQ's

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laptop memory faqs

Have you read the Laptop Memory Upgrades Guide and Laptop Memory Articles but are still in need of answers?


The below FAQ's aim to further expand your knowledge helping you upgrade easily. Simply click a question that relates to your problem area and find the answer(s) you're looking for.



General questions

Want a faster laptop, buy more memory. Is this statement entirely honest?
Can I install desktop memory inside my laptop?
Do I have to install identical pairs of memory modules to run in dual channel mode?
Can I mix memory modules with different CAS latency?
At what point does the cost of laptop memory outweigh the performance benefits?
Should I simply get the fastest frequency of memory modules for my laptop and not worry about their timings?
Can I buy PC2-8500 DDR2 SODIMM laptop memory modules for my DDR2 memory based laptop?
Will adding more laptop memory affect battery life?
Is there any logic in installing PC3-10600 DDR3 if my laptop states support for PC3-8500 DDR3?
Does my MacBook use standard or proprietary laptop memory?
Is it true that practically all laptops work with generic SODIMM's?
Just what exactly is dual channel memory?

Technical questions

My laptop uses PC66 SDRAM SODIMM's, can I use PC100/PC133 SODIMM's?
DDR and DDR2 laptop memory modules are both 200pin, can I use DDR2 in my DDR laptop?
Will my memory run in dual channel mode if I install a 2GB DDR2 SODIMM and a 1GB DDR2 SODIMM?
I have installed 4GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory in my Intel 945PM chipset based laptop but it only reports 3GB. Why?
What is the maximum capacity and type of memory supported by my Intel Core i3 Mobile processor based laptop?
What is the maximum capacity and type of memory supported by my Intel Core i5 Mobile processor based laptop?
What is the maximum capacity and type of memory supported by my Intel Core i7 Mobile processor based laptop?
What is the maximum capacity and type of memory supported by my Intel Core i7 Mobile Extreme processor based laptop?
What is the maximum capacity and type of memory supported by my Intel Mobile Chipset based laptop?
What is Intel Flex Memory technology?
Can I go ahead and buy PC3-14900 DDR3 SODIMM's for my laptop if it only requires PC3-8500 DDR3 SODIMM's?
What does SPD stand for and what does it do?

Installation questions

What are the risks if I choose to install my new laptop memory on my own?
What can I do if the bays located underneath my laptop do not contain the memory modules?
Where are the memory slots located in my laptop?
How can I be sure my new laptop memory upgrade has been detected?
I have installed my laptop memory upgrade but all I get is a blank screen so what could be wrong?

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