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Old 08-19-2007, 11:24 PM   #1
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I have a hp dv6000 laptop which came with 1Gig 512MB 2Rx16 PC2-5300S-555-12-A3 I want to upgrade to 2GB. Which kind of ram can I replace it with? 5400? or does it have to be 5300.

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you can get ddr2 800.

I would get Corsiar XM2 ddr800.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:35 PM   #3
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so does the 5300 or 5400 really matter?
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^Yea if you need the extra space get it.
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You need to first determine what speed memory that laptop will support. If the maximum is PC2-5300 then that's what you'll need to get.

A good start would be to go to Crucial Memory and use their System Scanner that will scan your system and tell you exactly what memory is compatible with your laptop.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:02 AM   #6
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thanks for that scanner!

this is what it came up with

* Maximum Memory Capacity: 2097152 MB
* Currently Installed Memory: 1024 MB
* Available Memory Slots: N.A.
* Number of Banks: 2
* Dual Channel Support: N.A.
* CPU Manufacturer: GenuineIntel
* CPU Family: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5300 @ 1.73GHz Model 15, Stepping 2
* CPU Speed: 1733 MHz
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Would this ram work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/2GB-Dual-Channel...QQcmdZViewItem
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The fastest memory the dv6000t/z will support is DDR2 667. I'd recommend going to www.kingston.com selecting your make(HP/Compaq), then model(Pavilion Notebook), then your laptops model number(dv6000t or z which ever it is), and buying 2 1GB modules.
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^Yea if you need the extra space get it.
PC2 5300/5400 doesn't refer to the size of the memory it refers to the speed.

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Ya that would work in your laptop.
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Yup, they should work.

Newegg has a nice set of CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) for $82.99.

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Thank you. I appreciate it very much.
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