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1 Gig Ram (vs) 2 Gigs Ram on a Core 2 Duo

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Airman, Sep 25, 2006.

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  1. Airman

    Airman Band of Gypsys NBR Reviewer

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    Hello everyone, I recently returned my dv6000t and have been wondering if there would be a huge difference between 1 and 2 gigs of ram.

    I have a Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHZ notebook with a Geforce 7400 (dedicated) 256 graphics card. It came with 1 gig of ram but I had to return it to get a brighter screen.

    I am going to be upgrading it to Windows Vista when it comes out, I do audio/video editing sometimes and use Photoshop on occasion. I also play HL2 and F.E.A.R. do you think that there would be a noticable difference between the 1 and 2 gigs, would it be worth it?

    I'd like my notebook to run fast for the next 4-5 years or so with Vista, however I must choose between 2 gigs of ram or 1 gig of ram and a docking station, any thoughts/comments will be appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. TeRm

    TeRm Notebook Enthusiast

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    1 gig of ram is the standard recomended amount now. For gameing at high resolutions with AA, ect 2 gigs will come in handy. Vista Will probubly run smoother with the extra gig. It will only cost you about 100$ if you buy the ram from a place like newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227110
     
  3. Airman

    Airman Band of Gypsys NBR Reviewer

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    Well if I end up going with 1 gig then if I ever need to upgrade to (2) gigs I would need to buy 2- 1 gig sticks, as the 1 gig is 2x512 :(

    I mean in terms of encoding and decoding audio would the extra gig make any difference? Would my system be bottle-necked by only having 1 gig on the C2D?
     
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    TeRm Notebook Enthusiast

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    It would still save you money probubly. Hp charges like what 270$ for 2 gigs.
    You could allways go with 1.5 gigs
     
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    Airman Band of Gypsys NBR Reviewer

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    $200 for 2 Gigs if I get them with the laptop and not after.
     
  6. TeRm

    TeRm Notebook Enthusiast

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    Its up to you, 1.5gigs would be 100$ and 2gigs is 200. You can allways upgrade later. You are not saveing any money geting the ram from hp.
     
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    I think buy more RAM from laptops' manufacturer directly is quite costly. Buy more RAM at retail shops.
     
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    i got my 2 gig RAM free as an upgrade from 1 gig from dell...was worth 300$, and i got it as a free upgrade :D
     
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    RedSensiStar Notebook Deity

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    I'm going to see how my 1gig does right now...and if need be, will get another 1gb stick.
     
  10. KrispyKreme50

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    Until you play games or run memory intensive apps such as Photoshop you won't see a difference by upgrading to 2 GB. My recommendation is that you save your money and wait for 2 GB sticks to come out and put those in when you upgrade to Vista.
     
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    usapatriot Recent Grad Trying to Find His Way

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    I just upgraded my 1gig to 2gigs and what a difference in games!

    I can Max Out bf2 with 6xAA and not drop below 35fps ever! And its smooth as butter.
     
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