Solved i want to add more ram to my nec bl100sa6b laptop

February 10, 2014 at 12:19:19
Specs: Windows 7
my nec laptop currently has 1 gb of ram,i would like to make it 2gb of ram-is that possible?i only have 1 memory slot.

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February 10, 2014 at 23:33:10
Can't get any info on that model number at all.

Is this a conventional laptop or a small netbook? It's just I've never come across a laptop that only had one RAM slot. They all have two, as far as I know.

Did the crucial scan mean that only one slot was used (one free??)

Best bet, take a look at the installed RAM. What size does it say on the label (you may have to take out the RAM to view the other side?
If it indicates 512MB, then there's another 512MB stick of RAM hidden away somewhere.
This could be mounted under the keyboard, but without any model info, it's impossible to tell.
You could replace the accessible RAM with a 2GB stick. This would still give you a noticable boost in performance.

If it's definitely a solitary 1GB of RAM in there, replace it with a 4GB stick.
(Hopefully, Crucial got it right - although they are usually pretty reliable, and in my experience, a good company to deal with, should you purchase from them).

It's up to you whether to go for 2 or 4GB. There's a big difference in price but not sure whether therell be a huge difference in performance between the two, in a basic/budget-type PC.

Let's know how you get on. It''l be interesting to see how it pans out.

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February 10, 2014 at 12:51:57
Go to www.crucial.com and use the online scanner to determine how much ram and what type to use.

http://www.crucial.com

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February 10, 2014 at 13:41:01
Is that the correct model number? I'm getting hits on NEC LaVie Light & PC-BL100SA6B?

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February 10, 2014 at 14:18:51
Which version of Windows 7 are you running? 32-bit can only support 4 GB of RAM (with the exception of Windows 7 Starter) whereas 64-bit can support anywhere from 8 - 192 GB, depending on whether it is Home Basic, Home Premium, etc.

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February 10, 2014 at 15:53:10
You probably have 2 RAM slots. One module may be in a different location. Most computers use Dual Channel memory controllers, which require 2 or 4 modules.

Go to Crucial.com an run their online memory scan tool to determine what you have and what you can use. Click on the link below.

http://www.crucial.com/?gclid=CLnJt...


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February 10, 2014 at 22:11:48
grasshopper-thank you-I went and used scanner but I couldn't find my nec model in the list they gave.the scanner just said that I have 1gb of ram and I only have 1 memory slot-iwas wondering if I just took out the 1 gb and put in 2 gb??

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February 10, 2014 at 22:18:00
riider- yes I should have put nec pc bl100sa6b.

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February 10, 2014 at 22:26:10
nt56erbx- I am running windows 7 home premium with 32 bit.if I can only go up to 4 gb can I just buy the 4gb and replace my 1 gb ?I opened up my laptop and I only seen 1 memory slot,plus the scanner said I only have 1 slot?i don't know very much about laptops but I would like more ram if possible.

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February 10, 2014 at 23:33:10
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Can't get any info on that model number at all.

Is this a conventional laptop or a small netbook? It's just I've never come across a laptop that only had one RAM slot. They all have two, as far as I know.

Did the crucial scan mean that only one slot was used (one free??)

Best bet, take a look at the installed RAM. What size does it say on the label (you may have to take out the RAM to view the other side?
If it indicates 512MB, then there's another 512MB stick of RAM hidden away somewhere.
This could be mounted under the keyboard, but without any model info, it's impossible to tell.
You could replace the accessible RAM with a 2GB stick. This would still give you a noticable boost in performance.

If it's definitely a solitary 1GB of RAM in there, replace it with a 4GB stick.
(Hopefully, Crucial got it right - although they are usually pretty reliable, and in my experience, a good company to deal with, should you purchase from them).

It's up to you whether to go for 2 or 4GB. There's a big difference in price but not sure whether therell be a huge difference in performance between the two, in a basic/budget-type PC.

Let's know how you get on. It''l be interesting to see how it pans out.

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#9
February 11, 2014 at 00:01:56
peet100-likewise I cant find any info on my laptop either-first its a Japanese model I believe-2nd its small -an 8"by12" screen-its notebook size-I bought it at a flea market about six months ago.i will get back to you when I take it apart again.im thinkin I can just take the 1gb ram to futureshop or wherever to see if I can get 2gb,maybe even 4gb of ram??don't see why not.im thinkin because it is so small that is the reason for only 1 slot.

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#10
February 11, 2014 at 01:58:31
I wonder if this is it? Came with Vista.
A heck of a price when new!!

http://www.geekstuff4u.com/nec-vers...


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