Upgrading Laptop RAM (need help)

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  1. BrokenDaily

    BrokenDaily MDL Junior Member

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    saw on amazon some alright upgrades for my HP laptop's ram, 4 GB just isn't cutting it anymore, so I'd like to upgrade to 8 GB, but since I have NO idea which would be alright for my laptop, here's a copy/paste from dmidecode --type 17 from the terminal (TL;DR incoming);

    Handle 0x0017, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x0016
    Error Information Handle: 0x0018
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 2048 MB
    Form Factor: SODIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: Bottom - Slot 1
    Bank Locator: BANK 0
    Type: DDR3
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 1067 MHz
    Manufacturer: ELPIDA
    Serial Number: 5A1EFAF9
    Asset Tag: Unknown
    Part Number: EBJ21UE8BFU0-DJ-F
    Rank: 2

    Handle 0x001A, DMI type 17, 28 bytes
    Memory Device
    Array Handle: 0x0016
    Error Information Handle: 0x001B
    Total Width: 64 bits
    Data Width: 64 bits
    Size: 2048 MB
    Form Factor: SODIMM
    Set: None
    Locator: Bottom - Slot 2
    Bank Locator: BANK 1
    Type: DDR3
    Type Detail: Synchronous
    Speed: 1067 MHz
    Manufacturer: ELPIDA
    Serial Number: 5A1EFAF4
    Asset Tag: Unknown
    Part Number: EBJ21UE8BFU0-DJ-F
    Rank: 2

    rather prefer something like 2 x 4 GB ram cards to fill it in, but one singular piece would work; normally I would ask in this other forum im a part of, but they don't answer/rarely answer anyone's problems nowadays; any help at all would be greatly appreciated
     
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  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Ram prices have more than doubled within the past year, not a good time to buy if you do not have too.
    Hopefully by 2018-'19 prices will go down as they are predicting
     
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  3. John Sutherland

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    #4 John Sutherland, Aug 2, 2017
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  5. BrokenDaily

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  6. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Posting your brand name and complete model number of your computer would help determine the best capacity and speed available for your pc
     
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  7. BrokenDaily

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  9. BrokenDaily

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    what about my earlier ebay link I provided; would that possibly work?
    if I can get it cheaper I will take it
     
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  10. BrokenDaily

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    im buying the memory from crucial right now, chose standard shipping; will wait and post back if the change is successful
     
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  11. BrokenDaily

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    the Laptop RAM arrived 5 minutes before this post, and I changed out the old with the new ram, booted up a parted magic usb drive, and it works

    thanks guys, you give more help than this other forum im a part of (7+ years) that answer diddly **** if I have a problem (being polite and concise in my explanations)
     
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  12. Tiger-1

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    yay good luck with your update dude :D
     
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