RAM help required

  wrg 20:51 20 Nov 2007

Evening all

My wife has an Advent 7113 running Vista Home Premium with 1024 ram. I want to increase this. I went to crucial but it could not scan properly and give me upgrade option, said I only had one bank of 1024. Ran Belarc which states "M1 empty" & M2 has 1014" & max compacity approx 312k. Would someone be kind enough to advise if I can increase the ram and if so by how much and how.


  johnnyrocker 20:53 20 Nov 2007

click here.


  wrg 21:04 20 Nov 2007


Many thanks for your quick reply. I did visit this website and when it scanned it could not determine and upgrade/increase. I tried to specify the model but it does not list the Advent 7114

  wrg 21:06 20 Nov 2007

sorry Advent 7113

  skidzy 21:19 20 Nov 2007

I do believe you only have one bank in this lappy,but something i can check properly tomorrow as my son as this lappy.

However,run SIW click here and check under motherboard to see if it will take more.

  Crash 21:30 20 Nov 2007

Check in belarc advisor what the motherboard is and post it here

  DrScott 23:34 20 Nov 2007

will tell you all you need to know:

click here

  umbongo(uk) 02:55 21 Nov 2007

Memory Details for Advent Laptop 7113
Standard Memory : 1GB (Removable)
Maximum Memory : 2GB
Total Memory Slots : 2
Memory Type : DDR2 667MHz (PC2-5300) 200-PIN SODIMM
Notes : Please Note: The 2nd slot is located underneath the keyboard and is not easilly accessible for upgrade purposes.

your laptop ::ecs chassis
click here

  wrg 09:18 21 Nov 2007

Thank you all for your replies. Crash the motherboard is dixonsxp (belarc says circuit board). Does anyone think upgrading the ram will make the lappie quicker, it seems very slow to load up and close down and is not the quickest when opening the internet or other applications. Have scanned, defraged and checked for virus's etc and not found any.

  wrg 15:46 21 Nov 2007

Can I just buy a 2gb module and fit it in the bank where the current 1gb module is or will I need to buy another 1gb module and try and fit it in the other bank.

  Crash 16:24 21 Nov 2007

You could just by a 2gb stick of ram and replace the old one but it would be slower than 2x1gb sticks but not by much

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