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Old 11-06-2013, 08:16 AM   #11
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Default Re: any upgrades i can do?

i'm very tempted to upgrade my ram. but a couple of questions

1) how much of a difference would it make? could upgrading from 3gb ram to 8gb ram increase the spees of my computing experience a lot?
2) is that around the price i should pay or wut? jw


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Old 11-06-2013, 08:40 AM   #12
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It depends on what the laptop is used for to the differences you'll see, id say its definately worth it.

As someone else just pointed out u will need 64bit windows not 32bit, as 32bit limits the ram to 3.75gbish (less than 4gb)

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Old 11-06-2013, 11:39 AM   #13
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Default Re: any upgrades i can do?

Wait a minute guys. The Dell specs says 6 gigs max.
The problem with swapping out drives is you lose the recovery partition. You either clone it or buy an OEM OS disc and install that.

And since that model is a discontinued item at NewEgg and Dell, I personally would not waste the time or money on it. It's an obsolete platform.
I'd make a sweet deal to some college student and apply that toward a new system.

Keep in mind that the Friday after Thanksgiving is BLACK FRIDAY. Deals made in Heaven. That will be the time to buy a new system. So in the mean time shop around and find what you want.
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Old 11-09-2013, 09:53 PM   #14
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True - Black Friday is coming up soon. I wouldn't put more money into an old system. If you can afford it, get a new one. Also, if you are running a 32 bit version of Windows, as a couple of other people pointed it, then it doesn't matter how much more RAM your MOBO can support.

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