Help with what RAM I need please

By terry5880
Jun 12, 2012
Post New Reply
  1. Hi all just bought spare/ repair laptop off ebay .its a
    Advent Laptop 7204 it says DDR2 thats it and its got no ram in it and at mo dont turn on is pin size different etc thanks in advance
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    Maybe this will help.


    Advent 7204 Memory
    terry5880 likes this.
  3. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 527

    thanks so much for advice and help 200 pin .. the pc2-4200 im sure I can get faster like 5600 cant I or am I mistaken
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    Advent 7204 Laptop
    Everything I have seen points to PC2-4200.
    terry5880 likes this.
  5. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 527

    thanks clifford can I not get like pc2-5600 or higher than 4200 or is it set to that specific one .. cheers
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    Memory will often down-clock but thats not always the case. It all depends on if your motherboard recognizes the modules and allows them to operate at a slower frequency. Thats not to mention, if the modules are capable of operating at a slower frequency.

    I wish I could guarantee success but I can't.
  7. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 527

    its ok I will get the 1s u have stated just thought I could get faster ones

    does it have to be sodimm too or can it be dimm
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    It has to be sodimm, dimm would be too long for the memory socket.
  9. terry5880

    terry5880 TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 527

    ah so dimm is the longer one thanks for your help clifford .. cheers bud
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,773   +1,429

    I'm happy to be of help.

    Cheers!! :)


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.