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KennyKays
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Upgrading RAMs on my Laptop

I want to upgrade my laptops RAMS. I currently have 4GB of memory and it supports up to 8GB.


I was wondering if its better to get:
1 8GB kit(2x4gb)

or

2 4GB memory modules.

Getting 2 4GB memory modules will save me atleast $40-50. Are they the same thing? Is there any difference other than price? Times are tough and just trying to save. Any advice appreciated.

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Crucial_YogiH
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Re: Upgrading RAMs on my Laptop

in reply to KennyKays

Hi KennyKays,

 

Thank you for contacting us today. When you purchase a kit of memory the two modules in the kit are completely identical and are from the same batch of memory. If you purchase 2 single memory modules the modules could be different (different batches and possibly different densities). It really depends on what type of system you have as to whether a matching pair of memory is required. What is the make and model of your system? This will help us determine if your system would have any limitations of if you would have any issues if you were to install single sticks of 4GB versus a 8GB kit.

YogiH, Crucial Moderator, US


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KennyKays
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Re: Upgrading RAMs on my Laptop

in reply to Crucial_YogiH

My laptop is a Dell Studio 1555 and it uses DDR2 type.

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Crucial_Junket
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Registered: ‎05-25-2011
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Re: Upgrading RAMs on my Laptop

in reply to KennyKays

Hi KennyKays,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

I have had a look in to this system and you can install two single modules but the best performance does come from matched pairs.  Buying a memory kit should not be much difference in price from buying two single modules.

 

You can see all the compatible memory for this system HERE.  You will notice that two single 4GB modules together is actually around the same price as the 8GB kit.

 

If you need any other help at all please don't hesitate to ask.  The memory at the above link is guaranteed to be compatible with your exact model.

Junket, Crucial Moderator UK
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