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Old 09-03-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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Default Laptop memory 2 GB vs. 2.5 GB (buying soon)

so i just got a gateway c-140x table pc for college

specs:
T7300 2.0 ghz cpu
80 gb 5400 rpm hd
1 gb 2x512 ddr2 667 ram
vista home premium 32 bit and xp pro dual boot

I am thinking about upgrading the ram, i mean i dont REALLY need more ram right now, but then again i have not started working on it too much yet.

so here is the question, do i order a 2 gb stick, and keep one 512 mb stick to get a total of 2.5 gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208323

OR do i save $20 and get a 2x 1 gb sticks http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231116

btw some buyer claims that the transcend ram has the micron chip, which also i have heard is super, however i have no experience with either transcend or g.skill.


i will be buying tonight or tomorrow so let me know what you think, thanks.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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i think you would only need 2gb. what will you be doing with it?
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may want to be positive the board in that laptop will support a 2 gig stick in one slot. I generally like to stick with matched ram so i would go with the 2 1 gig sticks.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:10 PM   #4
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im pretty sure it supports 4 gb because the vendor had that as a choice for an upgrade during the purchasing process.

but i will use the 2.5 gb if i had them, i mean im running vista, need i say more...no really though my main work will be in photoshop which eats ram.
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:10 AM   #5
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the 2 x 1gb would make a big difference in performance that the 512 and 2gb
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