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Old 02-15-2007, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Laptop Memory Upgrade question: IBM T42

Hey guys, I have an IBM T42.

Specs:
http://reviews.cnet.com/ThinkPad_T42...7.html?tag=sub

I want to upgrade the memory. Will this help with multitasking?

Do you think an extra 512 MB will make a difference, or I'd have to go 1 GB upgrade?

Upgrade site I was looking at:
http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner...d=AM&pagename=


Also, suggestion for a better site, or is that site good?

Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: Laptop Memory Upgrade question: IBM T42

hi

1gb makes a huge difference in multi tasking and games too, altho not sure how much games u can play on that, but still worth an upgrade. Depends whats already installed as to how much u can put in the laptop. I know its 512mb but is it 2x256? or 1 512. Crucial memory is good as is Kingston.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:38 AM   #3
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cool. Could you please guide me to the proper Kingston RAM for my laptop? They don't have a tool like Crucial did for me.
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Here ya go
http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/conf...submit1=Search
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Kingston is pretty expensive
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Old 02-17-2007, 09:59 AM   #6
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$58 for 512 MB or $122 for 1 GB (is it worth getting 1 GB upgrade for a 2.5 year old laptop? will there be a significant difference between 512 MB and 1 GB upgrade?)

Right now my system has 512 MB ... so a total of 1 GB vs 1.5 GB for the price... is it worth it, or should I go with the 512 MB upgrade?
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If you can afford the 1Gb then i would go for that, thats just my opinion tho. I always like to have as much RAM as possible
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I'd get the 512mb, like u said not worth spending loads on something as old as that. However it really depends on what u use it for, unless its games 1gb should do great (until Vista)
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No plan to use for gaming.

Just so that my laptop doesn't struggle opening WinAmp, Firefox, and Aim 6.0 at the same time.
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:21 PM   #10
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I decided to order 1 GB Kingston RAM from eBay for $82.99 shipped.

I know eBay is risky, but instead of buying 512 MB Crucial RAM for $57 shipped, and since 1 GB Kingston is usually like $130 + tax + shipping, I jumped on what I hope will be a deal.

The seller said it's new in factory sealed packaging, has a high rep, and posted a picture, so hopefully everything goes smoothly.
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