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I just got a new vaio laptop FE41E series. It is very fast and runs games very smoothly. I have yet to try games with high specifications like Oblivion, NWN2 and the Witcher. I am not sure if I will be able to play those games, and that is why I was wondering whether I should add 1 extra Gb of RAM or not. Should I do this or do I run the risk of messing up my new pc? risk of overheating maybe? Keep in mind that I am no computer expert...

 

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http://www.ciao.co.uk/Sony_VAIO_FE41E_Core..._4_TFT__6631340

http://www.orcalogic.co.uk/asp/Sony_VAIO_L...y-27538-m-1.htm

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I have 1 Gb RAM at the moment. I want to upgrade it to 2Gb.

 

My current graphic card is a Geforce 7400. I don't intend upgrading it since that would cost a lot of money.

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You can't really upgrade a GPU in a laptop. The only things you can change easily is memory configuration and hard drives.

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You can't really upgrade a GPU in a laptop. The only things you can change easily is memory configuration and hard drives.

 

Take a look at the second link I posted. It IS possible to upgrade my laptop's RAM. However, I don't know if doing so will damage my computer in one way or another (I am particularly worried about overheating issues).

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Buying another Gb of RAM is completely safe, it wont cause any overheating problems. Its the CPU and hardrives who will do that

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You can't really upgrade a GPU in a laptop. The only things you can change easily is memory configuration and hard drives.

 

Take a look at the second link I posted. It IS possible to upgrade my laptop's RAM. However, I don't know if doing so will damage my computer in one way or another (I am particularly worried about overheating issues).

 

 

I dont know if you misunderstood mkreku but GPU = graphics processing unit = video card. Your video card would be hard/impossible to upgrade. Unless I misunderstood you. :yes:

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I've got a smaller, older VAIO (VGN-S560P), and upgrading the RAM to 2GB was the best single upgrade I've ever made to a PC. I'm still using it with no complaints. Be sure and shop around for the RAN ... I found mine for about 1/4 the price it would have cost me to upgrade through Sony.

 

It's very unlikly that you'll notice any extra heat from the RAM - most of mine comes from the CPU and GPU

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