Hi mew here need help for laptop sony vaio fs 840w

im trying to add some more memory i have 512 of ram on each slot it has two slot. i want to add a bigger hard if it possible here are the spec to the laptop.i just to know what hard drive to if i could a bigger one[FONT=HelveticaNeueLTPro-Bd][SIZE=1]

Front Side Bus Speed: [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=HelveticaNeueLTPro-Lt][SIZE=1]533MHz

[/SIZE][/FONT][LEFT]Chipset: Intel® 915GM[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Hard Drive: 100GB 4200rpm Ultra ATA[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Integrated Wireless LAN: Intel® PRO/Wireless
2200BG Network Connection (802.11b/g)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]LCD: 15.4” WXGA display (1280x800) with
XBRITEâ„¢ technology[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Memory: 512MB PC2-4200 533MHz DDR2
(Expandable up to 2GB)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Optical Drive: DVD+R Double Layer / DVD±RW
DVD+R DL Write (2.4x MAX);
DVD-R Write (8x MAX); DVD-RW Write (4x MAX)
DVD+R Write (8x MAX); DVD+RW Write (4x
CD-R Write (24x MAX); CD-RW Write (10x MAX)
DVD Read (8x MAX); CD Read (24x MAX)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Modem: Integrated V.90 Modem (RJ-11)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Ethernet: 10Base-T/100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
[LEFT]Memory Stick® Media Slot: Supports optional
Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™ and
Memory Stick DUOâ„¢ media with MagicGateâ„¢
[LEFT]PC Card Slots: One PCMCIA - Type II/Type I
card slot with CardBus support[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Audio: Windows® sound system compatible with
Built-in stereo speakers[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Audio Interface: Monaural mini microphone jack
Headphone jack[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Graphics Interface: VGA out w/ Smart Display
[LEFT]Other Interfaces: 4pin i.LINK® connector(IEEE
13943), 3 USB 2.0 ports, port replicator
connector, VGA out[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Keyboard: QWERTY, 86 keys with 2.5mm stroke
and 19.05mm pitch[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Power Requirements: 110W+10%[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Battery: Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS2A)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Estimated Battery Life: 1.5-2.0 hours
(Standard Battery)[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Graphics: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
128MB Dynamically Shared (RAM/Video)
[LEFT]Action Buttons: S1, S2 (programmable),
Wireless LAN on/off[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Processor: Intel® Centrino® Mobile Technology
Intel® Pentium® M Processor 740 (1.73GHz ,[/LEFT]
2MB L2 Cache)

Hi and Welcome!

of course you can replace your HDD - assuming you know how to replace it. Laptop components are sometimes a bit tricky to replace :wink:

Here is a list of HDDs that should work:


I have two HP Notebooks with more or less identical spec to your Sony Vaio right down to the Intel 740cpu (upgradeable to an Intel 760(2.0GHz), 770 (2.13gGHz) or 780(2.26GHz).

I’ve gone to a full 2Gb of Ram in both and a 320gb WD HDD in one of them
Both currently run XP-pro sp3

If both Memory slots aren’t accessable through an access cover in the bottom some manufacturers "hide them"
under the keyboard (HP and Some Dells) or a removable section of the palm rest (Compaq)

If your notebook requires DDR2 PC2-4200 it will certainly work with not only PC2-4200 but it will happily
run on PC2-5300, which is usually easier to find and cheaper (used) on ebay.

but if you are willing to buy NEW memory Newegg sells GSkill 1gb DDR2 PC@-4200 laptop sticks for $16.99 each.

NEW memory from Newegg will of course have a warantee that used memory off ebay won’t

As for the Hard Drive? your Intel GM915 Chipset will work with ANY IDE, PATA, ATA-6 HDD.

the prices on IDE drives are typically 50%-100% more than similarly sized SATANotebook hard drives.

WD still makes their 320gb PATA/IDE notebook drive, Newegg Sells them for $89


But they also sell 250gb and 160gb drives