Sony® VAIO F Series Memory Upgrades
Boosting your system’s performance? Know the pros and cons.
The Sony VAIO F Series laptops are shipped with default system configurations i.e. Intel Core Â turbo boost technology processor (1.86 GHz), 8GB SDRAM, 256GB hard disk space, and genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system. However, with the continued use of the computer system, the user’s system requirements may change and may lead to an upgrade of the hard disk, RAM, or CPU to a higher specification.
Discussed here are details of upgrading the RAM on Sony VAIO F Series laptops :
- Need for upgrading the RAM
- Benefits of upgrading the RAM
- When to upgrade the RAM
- Things to consider when upgrading the RAM
Need for upgrading the RAM
There are a range of reasons that may compel a user to upgrade the system memory, such as a decrease in the system’s performance. This may be a result of installing multiple application software than the system is not able handle. Each installation of a program has a minimum system requirement. As the number of programs being installed increases, the demand on system resources increases, leaving only a small portion for the operating system, thus making the system slow. Application needs may also drive the user to increase the RAM, e.g. there are some gaming programs, and video and photo editing software that require a lot of RAM capacity to run. Moreover, there are users who handle multiple tasks at the same time, such as browsing, gaming, using office applications, file sharing, downloading, and uploading, amongst other things that stretch the RAM resources to the limit. In such cases, to avoid the system from hanging, memory upgrades are necessary.
Benefits of upgrading the RAM
First and foremost, the user is likely to experience a faster system speed with a memory upgrade. This is because there is more space for installed applications to run without having to compete for the limited capacity that is left after loading the operating system and other startup programs. The user’s productivity also increases as he or she spends less time in performing tasks. Last but not the least, the system with a memory upgrade has the capacity to run newer versions of application software that require a high memory capacity.
When to upgrade the RAM
The following scenarios may compel the user to upgrade the laptop RAM capacity: Need for fast data and information processing, whereby the user may want to spend less time in doing a task; and the installation and use of certain hardware and software that may require the user to increase the RAM capacity, e.g. high-performance video graphics card and gaming applications.
Things to consider when upgrading the RAM
To avoid some of the complications that may arise after a memory upgrade, the user needs to evaluate the following: The user needs to be aware of the RAM type in use i.e. DDR SDRAM, SDRAM, or DDR2-SDRAM. In cases where the RAM types are mixed, the user will frequently encounter the Blue Screen error. In addition, the maximum RAM capacity that can be added needs to be kept in mind and, in this case, the Sony VAIO F Series laptop can accommodate up to 8GB.