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goodiesguy
18-12-2014, 04:17 PM
My HP 6710b currently has 2GB ram, Speccy shows it's two 1GB sticks. I want to upgrade it to 4GB as I'm upgrading the whole thing, first a new battery (which I've just ordered) and later on a larger hard drive.

What's the going rate for 2x 2GB sticks of Laptop RAM these days? and should use a particular brand?

dugimodo
18-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Dunno if this is compatible but should be similar to this @ $108 http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA50771

wainuitech
18-12-2014, 05:02 PM
You may not have a lot of choice. being DDR2 its getting a bit long in the tooth now. Also not all laptop RAM works on All Laptops. So what ever you get make sure you ask if it can be returned if they say it will work on your laptop and it doesn't.

1101
19-12-2014, 09:31 AM
$45 upwards
http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=v503#rparams=m=s197315074

Check here, to see what you laptop supports. This site will tell you the Kingston RAM types that WILL work on that laptop
http://www.kingston.com/en/memory/system_specific

Or try trademe, used RAM is often pretty damn cheap .

Alex B
19-12-2014, 11:13 AM
IMO you would be better off investing that money in an SSD.

1101
19-12-2014, 01:08 PM
IMO you would be better off investing that money in an SSD.

Batt + RAM + SSD.......
on a 5+ year old laptop.....that model 1st came out approx 2007 (still seems OK spec wise)

May be better off to buy a new/used i3 ??

Alex B
19-12-2014, 01:21 PM
True, at least if you got an SSD you could potentially transfer it to a new laptop down the track unlike the battery/ram.

Greg
19-12-2014, 09:53 PM
I have a 2GB laptop RAM stick free for you... I'm not at home until Tuesday but I'll gladly post it to you if its compatible.

goodiesguy
23-12-2014, 05:30 PM
I have a 2GB laptop RAM stick free for you... I'm not at home until Tuesday but I'll gladly post it to you if its compatible.

Sweet, It should be, but it doesn't hurt to try.

I will be ending up getting a newer laptop probably later next year, but I'm just upgrading this one a bit to last me, and I'll pass it on to my mum once I no longer need it, as her systems crap.