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#1 millse72

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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:09 PM

Hi-

Currently I have a Toshiba Satellite M65 series (DDR2-SDRAM PC2-4300 (266 MHz)

I am looking to upgrade my Ram from 512mb to 2 gb...???

First of all, would it be worth upgradeing to 2 gb or is that a too much for my laptop (Not too much, but would be worth the spending the money for the amount of improvement)
I had used /www.crucial.com/ to determine how much I currently have and how much I could hold.

Or

Should I just get another stick of 512 and be happy with 1 gb
Thanks
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BTW- I play alot of online games and do video editing

Edited by millse72, 25 March 2007 - 09:15 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2007 - 09:25 PM

Gaming and video editing? Then by all means, upgrade to 2 Gb RAM. You'll see a nice boost in performance, but not necessarily an improvement in graphics mind you, that requires a new video card pretty much.

Being a graphic designer, I can tell you that RAM goes a long way.
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Posted 25 March 2007 - 11:49 PM

I don't do much in the way of graphics, but I put 1gig in my laptop and the speed of the startup was really noticeable, and every thing worked better, it seems. If you are going to run Vista, I hear 2 gig is what you should have. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:46 AM

Ya laptops graphics are not upgradeable, so if you need better graphics, you'll have to use something else.

Ram helps a lot though. I just went from 512 to 1gb and notice a big improvement with everything including games, doing more things at once, and even my computer turns on faster!
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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:35 PM

I don't do much in the way of graphics, but I put 1gig in my laptop and the speed of the startup was really noticeable, and every thing worked better, it seems. If you are going to run Vista, I hear 2 gig is what you should have. :thumbsup:


yeah it will run on a system with 512 MB of RAM, even though Microsoft recommends 1gig, id always go with double what they recommend

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:43 PM

RAM helps your computer HEAPS! It means it can put more in memory and not use virtual memory which is ssssooooo slow. Put that RAM in! :thumbsup: I also noticed you do video editing. I make movies sometimes and yes you 100% need heaps of RAM and HDD space. :flowers:

Edited by ComputerWhizz7, 26 March 2007 - 05:44 PM.

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