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RAM or SSD upgrade?


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#1 slicedtoad

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:19 AM

Not sure if i should post this here or in the hardware section... meh

Anyway, currently everything in my Pavilion dv7 2270us laptop is stock:
-Core2 Quad@2.0ghz
-2 x 2GB ddr3 ram @1333(only runs at 1066 i believe, not sure y they include faster than supported ram)
-ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 - 1GB GDDR
-HDD: Seagate Momentus 7200rpm 500-GB Hard Drive 16mb cache
-Win7 x64

I need to choose between
-8 GB ram (both slots are full already) - $80
-ram and small SSD (for OS only) - $80 + $100ish
-large SSD for OS and prog files(120GB or so, i have a lot of necessary prog files) - $250ish

I use the laptop for school (Visual Studio, Office, web, adobe cs progs, etc) and games (SCII, COD, BFBC2, etc).
My boot time is bugging me, but i could also use less lag when multi-tasking and better performance in games.

The SSD is far more expensive so i only want to choose it if it will give a significantly larger boost.

Also, would installing all my prog files on an SSD change much? or would it make the most difference with the OS?

Thank you.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:24 AM

SSD upgrade would be better then a ram upgrade.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:57 PM

<<The SSD is far more expensive so i only want to choose it if it will give a significantly larger boost.>>

If by "significantly"...you mean will it be consistently noticeably faster than current SATA II drives...try reading

Worth The Money? .

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Posted 04 March 2011 - 04:02 PM

<<The SSD is far more expensive so i only want to choose it if it will give a significantly larger boost.>>

If by "significantly"...you mean will it be consistently noticeably faster than current SATA II drives...try reading

Worth The Money? .

Louis

Interesting topic Louis.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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