Old laptop looks like it has TWO places to fit RAM?

  buel 22:19 17 Oct 2014
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Hi, I know this sounds odd but please bear in mind that I know next to nothing: I am trying to help speed up a friend's laptop. I have got rid of various viruses, malware, etc but I looked to add some RAM and seen, what looks like to me, two places to add RAM? Please see here, it looks like Desktop RAM: click here, it looks like I can add laptop RAM but there seems to be a wire stuck with heatsink paste? click here can I ask what these are?

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  lotvic 22:26 17 Oct 2014

What is the make and model number of the laptop?

  buel 22:47 17 Oct 2014

It's an Advent 7062. Running XP. Currently has 768 mb of RAM.

No, you misunderstand, the improvement is substantial....I just would like to add RAM but I am curious as to whether it does have two places for two different sizes of RAM. So, from the images, does it?

  buel 23:00 17 Oct 2014

Thank you.

However, I still dont understand why it seems to take Desktop modules and provide space for smaller laptop modules?

  buel 23:54 17 Oct 2014

Thanks.

But I can't let it go....it's not mine to let go....! Oh I believe in...the Advent. :)

  buel 07:58 18 Oct 2014

Brilliant!! :0)

Anyway.....it seems that I have been thinking that the mini PCI slot is an 'extra' place to put RAM. Oh dear. (I still dont think I know what actually goes in there (expansion of graphics card??)

Thanks for the help anyway, thanks to the link to the support sitre, I will now make a back up of the pre-installed software.

I will now start a new thread regarding the Recovery System as I need to check a few things.....

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:36 18 Oct 2014

Sure the second slot is not for something like a wireless card

and the cable looks like it maybe the CMOS battery line

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