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Fitting laptop RAM

Fitting laptop RAM

Postby Chippychap » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:44 pm

Hi Guys, I've been fitting and swapping RAM into desktops and laptops for some years and thought I knew my way around the subject until today.
I have an old Advent 7086 laptop where the max RAM is 1Gb, currently running 512Kb.
Saw a 1Gb on fleabay for a good price so sent for it.
It looks absolutely identical except that the "missing tooth" slot near one end of the connectors is about a mm out. It doesn't fit. Is it just a cheap copy or were some of the differences that small?
Thank you
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby yeshuas » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:09 am

I Believe they are all the same or should be unless your laptop will only use proprietary parts, like some Packard bell used to be
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby Chippychap » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:02 pm

Must be that then cos it won't go in.
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby yeshuas » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:06 am

Are you sure it is the correct speed for your laptop, is it PC2700 that you bought????
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby Chippychap » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:27 am

I Googled the specs of the module I bought

"Specifications
Product Description Integral memory - 1GB - DIMM 200-PIN - DDR2
Storage Capacity 1GB
Upgrade Type Generic
Form Factor DIMM 200-PIN
Memory Speed 667 MHz (PC5300)
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Data Integrity Check Non-ECC
Features Un-buffered"

So, if the speed is wrong do the modules physically not fit?

Does the inclusion of the word "integral" in the specs denote anything relevant here?
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby yeshuas » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:00 pm

That is the wrong memory, for your laptop
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby Chippychap » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:10 pm

Which bit makes it not fit?
It was a snap decision to buy at a discount :sleeping:
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby yeshuas » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:21 pm

Pc2700 is the correct Ram for your laptop, I have seen it online for like 24.99 us for 1GB
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby Chippychap » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:18 pm

Thank you for going to this trouble for me.
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Re: Fitting laptop RAM

Postby yeshuas » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:30 pm

Not a problem, hope you find the correct RAM
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