D620 memory upgrade

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  1. merlin666

    merlin666 Notebook Consultant

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    I would like to add 1Gb of RAM to this new notebook, but there are no specs in the documentation, emachine website, or memory vendors. The clsest I can find in specs is:
    1024 MB DDR2 800 MHz, (PC2-6400) memory
    (1 × 1024 MB) Expandable to 2 GB
    2 DDR slots (total) | 1 DDR slot (available)

    What should I be looking for?
     
  2. chickenpuppy

    chickenpuppy Newbie

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    i went to crucial and looked up the emachines m5777 and it seems to indicate that it takes ddr2 laptop memory. i have a couple of ddr2 modules and i dont know how to open the laptop up to get to the memory. crucial, also seems to suggest no more than 2GB of ddr2 for this laptop, no higher than 2gig memory upgrade options, so i'm unsure if it'll take more than 2gb of ddr2. i believe by default, it comes with 1gb of memory though. not any less. its the same as the eMD620-5777 right ? that already has 1gb. the trick with opening it up, you can open up all the screws for the bottom panel, but it still wont come off. i'm hoping someone can expand on how to get it open and upgrade the memory, because it doesn't seem to be easy.
     
  3. momosgarage

    momosgarage Notebook Guru

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    This laptop can use 4GB of DDR2 5300. I just upgraded mine over the weekend and its going fine, doesn't get too hot and seems to be something emachines was trying to hide. This laptop uses the AMD RS690MC chipset which can handles 4GB.
     
  4. colon8v

    colon8v Newbie

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    I am also having problems getting the case off to upgrade the memory. Even after removing all of the screws, the back does not come off. Any help out there? Thanks a bunch!:confused:
     
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    bobcc58 Newbie

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    Hello,

    The memory type is DDR2 PC2-5300 667 MHz notebook memory. I just added a 2Gb stick of Kingston Value Ram KVR667D2S0/2GR and it works great!

    To add memory to your laptop, you will only need to remove the five small phillips screws on the "L" shaped panel with the vent holes. There is a small indent near the back of the laptop where you can get a finger under the "L" panel and pry up. It may seem like it is still attached somehow, but this is just some small tabs attached to the panel and they will pop out with additional force. Once the panel is removed, the memory is easily located and accessed, and adding a stick is a breeze, just slide in the available slot! Make sure that it is fully seated all the way into the connector.

    Hope this helps all who wish to upgrade this notebook!
     
  6. jwagonmd

    jwagonmd Newbie

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    I just bought 4gb (2 x 2gb) PC2-5300 PNY ram from best buy. It only see's 2gb. When I tell the geek squad they say that this labtop D620 can only max up to 2gb, 1gb in each slot.

    Momosgarage please tell me how u get 4gb to work.....thanks
     
  7. BigHops323

    BigHops323 Notebook Deity

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    Check for a BIOS update?
     
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    jwagonmd Newbie

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    Alright here's the deal, I had to use 800MHZ RAM, I bought 4gb(2x2gb) of Kingston 800mhz RAM and it worked. I saw that the 4gb when I went to the system screen.

    Next question is does it really use all 4gb, I heard that it can only use 3gb on the 32 bit system? Is that true.

    So should I just upgrade to 1gb giving me total 2gb and listen to emachine or just keep the 4gb in there. I want to maximize the most RAM possible but I don't want to waste money if it doesnt' use the extra RAM it there is no use.

    anybody
     
  9. BigHops323

    BigHops323 Notebook Deity

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    Keep the 4GB, Vista can only utilize 4GB as RAM but it will allocate to your graphics card first so you will use almost all of it. And you will still get the advantages of dual channel memory.
     
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    jwagonmd Newbie

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    Sorry for draging this question, so it will utilize all 4gb is that correct? Even when I check the stats on the performance screen where I rate my computer it shows my score for 4.8 with 4gb, 3gb and 2gb.

    Just trying to figure out should I just stick with a total of 2gb or go higher. I don't want to spend the extra money in RAM if there is no point.....

    Thanks
     
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