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kevin11951
August 18th, 2008, 09:44 AM
Hi,

I have a Gazv5 Nvidia, and was wondering if i were to go on newegg and get more memory, and stick in in my laptop, what would that do to my warranty?

i believe i asked this before, but i dont remember the answer...

also, what memory type and speed do i tell newegg? http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=381&name=Laptop-Memory

and how many open slots are there on my computer? (i ordered it with 2 gb)

amo-ej1
August 18th, 2008, 09:50 AM
Install the package 'dmidecode', then run

sudo dmidecode and look at the output on my laptop it says for example:



Handle 0x0008, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
Socket Designation: DIMM Slot 1
Bank Connections: 0 1
Current Speed: 155 ns
Type: DIMM SDRAM
Installed Size: 2048 MB (Double-bank Connection)
Enabled Size: 2048 MB (Double-bank Connection)
Error Status: OK

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 6, 12 bytes
Memory Module Information
Socket Designation: DIMM Slot 2
Bank Connections: 2 3
Current Speed: 155 ns
Type: DIMM SDRAM
Installed Size: Not Installed
Enabled Size: Not Installed
Error Status: OK


Which shows I've got two slots and that one of them is filled with 2 gigabyte.

usually upgrading ram will not influence you warranty, and usually vendors place 2x1gb instead of 1x2gb.

thomasaaron
August 18th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Kevin, your Gazelle can handle 4GB or RAM if you are running 64-bit Ubuntu. You have two slots (total) in your machine. But I don't remember how much memory you purchased your machine with.

cat /proc/meminfo
...will tell you how much is currently installed.

You need DDR2 / 667MHz RAM.

kevin11951
August 18th, 2008, 09:05 PM
so this means i have one in both slots?


Handle 0x000E, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000D
Error Information Handle: No Error
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 1024 MB
Form Factor: SODIMM
Set: 1
Locator: M1
Bank Locator: Bank 0
Type: DDR2
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
Manufacturer: Mfg 0
Serial Number: 1234-B0
Asset Tag: Not Specified
Part Number: SODIMM000

Handle 0x000F, DMI type 17, 27 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000D
Error Information Handle: No Error
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 1024 MB
Form Factor: SODIMM
Set: 1
Locator: M2
Bank Locator: Bank 1
Type: DDR2
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
Manufacturer: Mfg 1
Serial Number: 1234-B1
Asset Tag: Not Specified
Part Number: SODIMM001

thomasaaron
August 18th, 2008, 09:51 PM
Indeed.

So, to upgrade to 4GB, you would need to purchase two more memory sticks.

Hey, Kevin, remove the smallest rectangular panel on the bottom of your gazzy and have a lookie-see. Those are the memory cards.

You're our up-and-coming padawan around here. In order to be a true warrior you must have both a highly developed *knowledge* of linux and the ability to disassemble and reassemble your machine... blindfolded... under extreme stress... while fighting the forces of evil... with your light saber... and saving a damsel in distress at the same time... eight days a week, 25 hours a day without rest...

Do not fear and don't remove *anything* *ever* without first disconnecting both your ac adapter and battery.

benjo316
August 18th, 2008, 10:22 PM
Also a good idea to turn off the laptop computer before unplugging it. ;)

thomasaaron
August 18th, 2008, 10:36 PM
Yes. I forgot that technique. =D>