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Old 05-22-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
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Hello there,

I just got Windows Vista and I want to try to upgrade to 2 GB. However, I have some questions:

1.) Is it bad to mix laptop memory brands and types? Kingston vs Ultra, DDR vs DDR2

2.) I have a Acer laptop 1.6 ghz with 512 RAM right now. What kind of RAM would you recommend? Which ones should I stay away from? Which brands?

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3.) One of the requirements to use Windows Aero is that you need WDDM driver (Windows Display Driver Model) Where do you get this? Also, I have an integrated graphics with I believe 128 MB - would I be able to use Aero? Or do I need an video card.

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Old 05-22-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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1) you cant mix types , for instance ddr will only go ina a slot for ddr and ddr 2 only goes in a slot for ddr2
2)you can only use the memory type that is already there
3)someone else may be able to answer this as i have no clue
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Not sure about the graphics card. Kingston and Corsair are the best. Just to say my friend has a video card like that and it runs aero good.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:30 PM   #4
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He has an integrated video card or a video card with WDDM?

Also, how would I be able to find out the type/brand of my RAM, and the number of pins? Do I have to manually check it, or is there a way to do it through the computer.
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google cpu-z
download it, and it will tell you just about every spec of your computer.
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google cpu-z
download it, and it will tell you just about every spec of your computer.
no it wont , the software you want is pc wizard 2007 from the same website

cpu-z will tell you about motherboard cpu and ram
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So I need to look out for SO-DIMM ram since they are the ones that fit into laptops right?

Well I found two 1 GB, one Kingston, the other Corsair. I seriously don't know which to choose:

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...106&CatId=2267

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...330&CatId=2267
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