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Old 09-04-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default How to Upgrade your Notebook Memory

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Title: How to Upgrade your Notebook Memory
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Nowadays almost all notebook computers allow you to expand their RAM memory capacity. This is possible because they use memory modules just like desktops, but in a different form factor, called SO-DIM...

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Old 03-22-2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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Default About Recent Notebook Upgrade..

Hi! I just read your artical on "Upgrading Notebook Memory" - nicely done !! However, there is one err...precaution I'd like to add to your procedure, and that is using an ANTI-STATIC STRAP !

I know I know.."REAL" techies doe KNEE no stinkin anti-static strap, right ? Wrong! I've been doing electronics/computers/UNameIt stuff or over two-decades, and I've seen the harm done when a simple "static-strap" is not used. Of course, if you are very careful, you can always "ground yourself out" but personally I'm not willing to risk blowing an expensive SO-DIMM module out when I could just go down to "Radio Shack" (or similar) and pick-up a decent strap for a few dollars.

Best of all, I can reuse it !!

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:21 AM   #3
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Talking Wow, what a detailed tutorial!

There's really not a whole lot I can add to that because he covered it all but for the record, I'm running 8GB in a T61p (it can be done, and it's not even hard). I took photos when I did the upgrade and put them here - http://www.rbgrn.net/content/42-how-...0p-t61-or-t61p
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #4
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Default Sony VAIO PCG-V505ECP 2GB RAM limit

I came across your blog titled How to Upgrade your Notebook Memory, and in there you mention the Sony VAIO PCG-V505ECP. It so happens that I just
finish an online Sony Chat with tech support to find out at the end that I
have to send it in for troubleshooting (go figure). Well, I've purchased
the same spec RAM chips that were the original set (PC2700 DDR SODIMM,
2x256MB) but the max recommended of 2GB (2x1GB chips).

The problem is that it does not boot when the 2 chips are installed. I
take 1 (1GB) chip out...no problem. One or both 256mb chip...its OK, but
both 1GB chips - NO Boot!

How did you get yours to work???

Please advise,

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:05 AM   #5
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Strange... I didn't do anything special. I simply installed the second 1 GB module and it worked just fine.
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