View Full Version : Generic Memory?

16-07-2008, 10:46 PM
Recently my laptop (Presario V3209AU) has been running a bit sluggish, I reckon AVG8 is to blame and I want to upgrade my memory to speed it up

I currently have 2x512 MB DDR2 667 which is the original ram that came with the computer and I think it is Samsung chips. I want to upgrade to 2 GB or 4GB. Im running 64bit Vista Ultimate but my mobo can only handle 4GB of ram (2 slots).

So my question is, is it worth spending a bit more dough to get name brand memory over the generic stuff? On price spy the cheapest generic 2GB stick goes for around $55 and Corsiar & Kingston stick goes for around $68.

And another question, will the difference between 2GB total (~$22 for 1GB stick of generic & $32 Kingston) and 4GB be worth the extra money for the extra performance gained considering my processer (Turion X2 TL-50 1.6 GHz) is weak and will likely be the limit the performance gain.

16-07-2008, 10:48 PM
Seeing as you've got a 64bit OS, I'd go for 2x2GB Kingston.

And if you suspect AVG 8.0 is to blame, which it probably is, why don't you dump it? (That's assuming you didn't pay for it) :p

If you had one 1GB chip, I'd add 2GB, or you could pull out a 512MB add 2GB anyway, and end up with 2.5GB, which is enough for vista to run along happily.

17-07-2008, 04:48 PM
I first would check the specifications at the manufacturer's website for the model of your P C as some laptops are pretty limited in choice and furthermore use different size modules.

17-07-2008, 04:58 PM
I'm using a "generic" 2GB stick in my laptop, and it's fine.