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So, right now I have an HP laptop that only has half a gig of RAM. I am planning on upgrading but don't know if there are any limitations on how I can do it. My main question is can I mix how much memory is in each slot. I have the 512 in one slot so does that mean I can only put another 512 in the second spot or can I put in a full gig or a two gig stick.

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If you have a laptop, you can't just add the usual ram sticks. Consult your manual, what kind of Ram your laptop can handle, and how many free slots there are. Depending on your hardware, dual channel access (making the laptop noticably faster) could be enabled only when adding an identical additional module.

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I've always heard that it's best to match memory all out. Same brand, type, and size.

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I've always heard that it's best to match memory all out. Same brand, type, and size.

 

I remember that some brands deliberately make their RAM incompatible. Compaq comes to mind - I have had some experience with that when trying to upgrade a relative's computer. That was years ago, however, perhaps they have changed their policy since then.

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