How to know my max ram & the type of ram to buy?

rronald_25

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I have this toshiba laptop from 2013, and so far so good, no problem at all, its just in the past year its gotten slower, so im thinking to add the ram.

The question is
how do I know how many ram I have now
the max ram I can have
and which type of ram do i need?

According to toshiba spec my laptop has 2 slots, 6gb ram, and expandable to 16gb

Here is the information I got from direct x diagnostic & spec that I got from internet
https://ibb.co/hHadzv
https://ibb.co/kDeSsF

Thanks
 

geofelt

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Go to a ram web site like Kingston and access their upgrade app.
Enter your make/model of laptop and you will get a list of supported upgrades.

I doubt that ram is the issue; you likely need to have the cpu cooler cleaned out.
If the cpu overheats, it will slow down.
 

SkyNetRising

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The spec is correct. Your laptop uses DDR3 1600mhz SODIMM ram modules.
You can use CPU-Z to get more info about system ram.
Satellite C855-2EV
Article number: PSCBYE-08G00NDU

Windows 8 64-bit (for installed)
3rd generation Intel® Core ™ i5-3230M processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
39.6cm (15.6 "), Toshiba TruBrite® HD TFT High Brightness 16: 9 aspect ratio screen and LED backlight
Hard disk 500GB
Dark silver finish with crossline pattern, black keyboard
6144 (4096 + 2048) MB, DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz)
AMD Radeon ™ HD 7610M Graphics (1GB dedicated memory)
Maximum life: up to 3h30min (mobile mark ™ 2012)
Weight: from 2.3 kg
B x D x H: 380.0 x 242.0 x 33.52 mm
http://www.toshiba.nl/discontinued-products/satellite-c855-2ev/
 

JeffreyP55

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Your HDD could be badly fragmented and full of garbage files or your registry is a mess. Run ccleaner to delete garbage and remove unneeded registry entries.


 

rronald_25

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Yeah I have many junks, only 50gb left from 500gb. As for ccleaner, I run it every week.
I just downloaded driver booster, and updated all the driver, so far it seems to run a bit like normal, however, I want it to be like the first time I bought it if possible.

Do you guys know if adding more rams will make the speed faster (noticabele)?

 

rronald_25

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Ok, thanks for your confirmation.
So this is the name DDR3 1600mhz SODIMM I should search on amazon?

Do you know if it will be noticeable if I go for lets say 2x 6gb ram? or even 2x 8gb ram?

Thanks again
 

SkyNetRising

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It depends on workload and if you're using up all that ram.
BTW - you can't go 2x6GB, because there are no 6GB ram modules, only multiples of 2 (1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB).

You'd get more improvement on your laptop, if you upgraded from that slow 5400rpm drive to SSD.
 

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