[JAPAN] How/where/what RAM to buy to upgrade a Vaio SZ75?

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  1. ikusagami

    ikusagami Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a Sony Vaio "VGN-SZ75GN", "Model PCG-6WFP".

    It is an "overseas model" which I bought at a Sony Style Store in Tokyo a few days ago. I like this laptop very much, however it came with only 1 GB of RAM.

    I want to upgrade to 4 GB.

    I would like to know which RAM I need to buy and which will work for this laptop; I don't understand anything about laptop RAM, are there different form factors? How can I know if a certain RAM will work in this laptop or not? I read the article at
    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4542
    which was very enlightening but I still don't know how to find out model numbers or whatever to actually buy the RAM.

    I asked at the shop where I bought the laptop, and also at Yodobashi camera, but they would not sell me additional RAM. Yes, I know it sounds weird but as soon as they realized from my laptop model number that it's an overseas model, they immediately switched to "no support"-mode. Try arguing with a Japanese sales clerk when he's in no support mode.

    I could imagine the RAM for Japanese domestic models works anyway?

    I would be thankful if someone could explain me how I can find out, which RAM do I need. Also, if you have a recommendation where to buy that RAM in Japan (I live here) that would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. X2P

    X2P COOLING | NBR Super Mod

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    I also live in Japan. For buying ram look online at kakaku.com and bestgate.net both have similar stores sometimes one finds a cheaper store then the other.

    I highly recommend avoiding Yodobashi etc they usually have the highest prices around except for on Rakuten.co.jp

    for the ram you need I believe everest free edition tells you what kind of ram you have.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html
     
  3. Johnny T

    Johnny T Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Notebook ram is 200pin. Key things you will need to have in mind when buying ram for your notebook.

    - 200pin
    - PC5300/5400 (same thing)
    - 667mhz
     
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