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Old 12-15-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Should I spend the money?------------------------------

I have a Core 2 Duo: Centrino Duo 1.66GHz with 4GB ram...would adding a 1GB of Intel Turbo Memory do anything?
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Default Re: Should I spend the money?------------------------------

You have 4 gigs you should be set,
what are the rest of your system specs?
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Intel Core 2 Duo: Centrino Duo @ 1.66GHz; 4 gigs ram; NVidia 8700M GT; dual 120GB SATA HDD
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Default Re: Should I spend the money?------------------------------

Well, the only thing adding another gig of memory to your system will do is make your pocket book lighter.
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Default Re: Should I spend the money?------------------------------

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I have a Core 2 Duo: Centrino Duo 1.66GHz with 4GB ram...would adding a 1GB of Intel Turbo Memory do anything?
Just having read up on what it actually it, I think it will provide a very noticeable performance boost, its a great idea.
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Default Re: Should I spend the money?------------------------------

makes it faster. go for it if u are willing to spend the money
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Default Re: Should I spend the money?------------------------------

will it really do that much for him? and I thought you couldn't go more than 4gb on a 32bit OS, assuming it's 32bit.
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I was wondering that too. But I didn't know being the turbo memory has a different slot if it counted towards my ram or not. Does anyone really know for sure if it would work or be worth it?
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From what I've read about Intel's turbo memory, it doesn't seem like a good investment right now. It only adds a marginal amount of performance, not enough to make it cost effective. save your money.


For those of you that don't know what "turbo memory" is: Understanding Turbo Memory: It isn't as clear as you'd think


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Old 12-16-2007, 10:05 AM   #10
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Default Re: Should I spend the money?------------------------------

I personally think it's a waste. Don't get it. 4GB is plenty for what you have. I'll bet you don't even allocate that much if you were to monitor your existing RAM usage. Even if it does act like "ReadyBoost".
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