For a computer system there exist different forms of storages. RAM (Random access memory) is a form of computer storage; with RAM, data can be accessed quickly. Sony VAIO laptops also use different forms of RAM memory, such as SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM and DDR3 SDRAM .Among these, DDR3 SDRAM is used in newer models of VIAO, but most of the legacy models use SDRAM. Compared to SDRAM, DDR SDRAM has twice the throughput i.e. at each level of increase RAM performance goes up to twice as much.
RAM is packaged inside the memory modules in the form of small chips. Sony VAIO uses a technique for packaging the memory chips called SODIMMs (Small Outline Duel In-line Memory Modules).SODIMMs comes in different pin configurations such as 72-pins, 100-pin, 144-pin and 200-pin configurations. As the pin number increases, memory capacity may also increases. For different models of laptops, different pin configurations have to be used, according to specifications. By using the upgraded versions of SODIMM, memory modules recommended by Sony laptop support, you can improve the performance of your Sony VAIO.
Memory Upgrading Technique
It is a disk cache component of Microsoft Windows. First introduced with Windows Vista, this technique converts the flash and SD card memory to cache memory, which increases the performance of the system. Compared to Windows Vista, Windows 7 can utilize multiple flash memories as cache memory, while the former utilizes only one flash memory. In order to configure Ready Boost, insert the SD card or Flash drive into the proper slot on your computer, and then choose Speed up my system from AutoPlay, and change the settings.
• Compatibility Check
Most of the desktop and notebook computers maintain a general database of information. As you enter the product information, you can see the memory specifications of your Sony VAIO. With this information you can select the appropriate size and type of computer memory. Manufactures may specify the list of memory modules compatible with your Sony VIAO; you can use this information to purchase memory.
1. Before you upgrade the memory, make sure that you turn of the computer and unplug it from the power supply.
2. Use an antistatic wrist strap to prevent damage of your computer’s memory due to static electricity.
Make use of the above instructions to upgrade the memory of your Sony VAIO. Contact Sony laptop support for further assistance regarding memory upgradation.