u205-5057 Memory Upgrade

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  1. Darkitec

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    I've recently upgraded the CPU excellent move. but now I'm constantly maxing out the memory. I have another laptop that spec'ed at 4gb max, but was able to upgrade to 8gb. I'm wondering if anyone has managed to successfully upgrade their u205 to 8gb memory? If so what memory did you use?
     
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    I can now confirm, 4gb max memory, I received the 4gb sticks, the computer will fire up just fine with one installed, but If I attempt to put anything else in the other slot, the computer just beeps at me.
     
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    Next question, Is there an upgrade to the wifi card? Mine has never had much range, and suddenly yesterday, after a windows update it's not receiving at all. (tried several things, including booting up in xp and 10, same results. No Wifi)
     
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    Yep, I'm afraid that's a chipset limitation.

    Can you check which wireless card you have now? Is it an Intel 3945ABG, as per the specs I linked to above? If so, you might benefit from upgrading to a card with support for 802.11n (and maybe even dual band). The range should be better, unless your problem stems from being in a place with lots of noise (in which case the wireless G tends to be more reliable).

    However, no network reception at all is a different problem. Have you checked whether the antennas are firmly attached to the card? The cables don't usually detach (on their own), but it's an old laptop and (I think) accessing the RAM modules requires some disassembly, so that's where I'd start.
     

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