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Laptop hardrive and Ram

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posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 12:35 AM
I just bought a cheap laptop off eBay and have a few questions. First off how to I find out what sort of RAM I would need to upgrade it? And would any 2.5" Hard drive work?

Thanks in advance

posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 11:39 AM
Any EIDE 2.5 Drive should work. As for memory, does the laptop have any brand name? has a great memory finder, and good prices.

posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 01:16 PM
link also has a ram finder thing. if you don't find anything there, you can always pop the bottom ram cover off and look at the ram itself. it usually has a sticker indicating the speed.

posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 05:19 PM
Thanks alot you two.
Just so this isn't a one line post its a dell

posted on Jan, 9 2008 @ 08:48 AM
reply to post by Matt Kilby

What you need to do is, with the laptop off, turn the laptop over-ie, upside down-carfully.

On the bottom should be a model number like Dell M1074 or something similar.

Once you have this, google "add ram for (insert model number here)", I do this all the time and it works great.

You can even look at the sponsored adds, as they will be trying to sell you the proper ram.

That said, I personall reccommend a min of 1 gig for xp, 2 gigs to run good.
For vista I reccommend 2 gigs, 4 to run well.

posted on Jan, 9 2008 @ 12:50 PM
One thing you may want to check is, can you add more ram to your motherboard. I have a presario 2500 with 512 ram. I purchased a 1gig chip and it would not work. I upgraded my wifes more modern laptop with an extra 1 gig and all was ok.
some older laptops have the max ram that they can take already installed.

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