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post #1 of 12
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Double Thread since I don't know if it belongs in the laptop area of here, sorry if it cause any troubles!


Hello guys, heres my problem, I recently got my hand on this laptop(Alienware mx11 R2) and I love it but I have a few problems about the ram.

First; when Im browsing internet and such I use about 2gig wich is alot imo.
during games it gets worse.

I have 4gig installed but only 3.8usable even if it an 64bit operating system.

Now, would adding 2x4gig could give me some breathing room?


Also in the manual it says that it support 1066/1333 operating at 800mhz. Does that mean that even if I have for exemple 2333 ram it would operate at 800?

The speca of the computer are the following
I7 640UM
2X2 GIG 1066
Gt 335m 1gig
250gig @ 7200rpm.

Now since it was only 450$ it was a good deal imo for school and stuff.

I was thinking about buying that ram http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820231342

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 12
Bad link

But to answer some questions, yes 8Gb's would help.
That memory that you can't use is set aside by your system for the hardware, & it's normal!

This is what you want!

Mushkin Enhanced 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820226027
Edited by Inteller - 8/20/11 at 6:11pm
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no way u need more the 4gb trust me. other part will bottleneck way before.
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post #4 of 12
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Thanks for the info Inteller.

@ Zealot; I believe it's already bottlenecked anyways. Since the GPU is using some of it, I belive 8 gig won't hurt.
post #5 of 12
Is your card dedicated? If do cant u disable it from using system memory. Also my system is ~ 8x faster then ur laptop and i never used over 4GB.
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post #6 of 12
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I think it is? I have an HD 4500 and the GT 335m for gaming, it's using optimus tecnologies to save battery.
post #7 of 12
The thing about getting 8Gb's is that if he is getting to 4Gb's usage, or more, then his system will slow down if it's forced into using a page file. This is why I agreed that he get 8Gb's, but no point in getting memory thats faster than he can actually use (anything over 1333MHz).
Plus the fact that it's a cheap upgrade, it can't hurt anything, and very well may help.
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post #8 of 12
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Exactly what I was thinking. 50$ shipped is a good price imo. But I'm still worried about that thing in the manual saying 1333 running at 800mhz
post #9 of 12
Can you post a screen shot of CPUZ with the "Memory" tab showing?

Never mind, I found your laptop, and DDR3-1333 is exactly what it needs!

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/c...chassisid=8997
Edited by Inteller - 8/20/11 at 9:19pm
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post #10 of 12
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Just to update you since you helped me, I followed your instructions and bought a set of 2x4 @ 1333 from g.skill insted of mushkin (Only because I used more g.skill memory then mushkin one and I wanted more feedbacks on the product)

Thanks again Inteller!
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