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bixtape
11-10-2018, 07:47 AM
Hi guys! So I would like to upgrade the ram of my laptop from 8 gb to 16 gb. I have no clue where should I look for to get the one that fits this laptop,I did look on google but couldn't find anything specifically to this. And as well as this would you think it's worth the upgrade? I would like to get black ops 4 , but I can't really get a new laptop right now so might as well boost it as much as possible. I will be re pasting the cpu and gpu. I will eventually sell the laptop in few months and get a better one , but I think selling it with 16 gb will be more appealing to a buyer , so yeah I'm willing to invest a little bit I'm not sure what price range should I be looking at but lets say I'm on a tight budget... In the distributor page it says it has 1 8 gb slot , so I will be good to just add 1 more and it would be working perfectly fine or I need to buy 2 new?Any tips for optimization would be much appreciated!
Thank you so much in advance!

Specs: Intel Core i7-4720HQ
Geforce GTX960M (2GB GDDR5)
8GB (1x 8192MB) - DDR3, 1600Mhz
SSD Samsung Pro Evo 850 250 GB

jdfrench3
11-10-2018, 09:39 AM
Visit the following website from Crucial:

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner

Run the scanner program to see what memory is compatible, buy from there or look for other source.

Good Luck

bixtape
11-10-2018, 12:28 PM
Visit the following website from Crucial:

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner

Run the scanner program to see what memory is compatible, buy from there or look for other source.

Good Luck

Thanks! Looks legit , but will it work with no problems if I get 1 more 8 gb stick?

jdfrench3
11-10-2018, 12:41 PM
With an older laptop, added memory will help. Will the added memory allow a newer game to work problem free; there is no guarantee.

bixtape
11-10-2018, 01:05 PM
With an older laptop, added memory will help. Will the added memory allow a newer game to work problem free; there is no guarantee.

Sorry I meant that the new ram stick added with the older one would work without any issues? I read that sometimes you just have to buy 2 new ones... I will give it a try anyways hopefully there will be no problems... Thanks

navis995
01-01-2019, 01:21 PM
Visit the following website from Crucial:

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner

Run the scanner program to see what memory is compatible, buy from there or look for other source.

Good Luck

take that site with a grain of salt
while it showed fine for my model it showed comletely false info for my brothers laptop

it said the memory is soldered and non upgradable when in reality its non soldered and he has 2 slots.

JustinThyme
01-02-2019, 12:42 AM
Gskill ripjaws 2400MHz. No sense buying anything faster as it won’t go past 2400MHz and don’t try to make it with Intel XTU. Just install the RAM and let it be.*
Always best to replace it all so you have matching everything and buy a kit that matches what you want, not individual sticks. *

rjbarker
01-02-2019, 01:00 AM
Sorry I meant that the new ram stick added with the older one would work without any issues? I read that sometimes you just have to buy 2 new ones... I will give it a try anyways hopefully there will be no problems... Thanks

Ive done this a few times with a few ASUS Gaming Notebooks...best to buy complete new kit but Ive never had an issue adding 1 SODIMM........just ensure it matches up with speed and Timings.....