Would it be enough a RAM upgrade or should I change the CPU?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by dreamscreen, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. Starlight5

    Starlight5 Yes, I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    @dreamscreen 1600Mhz will work. DDR3L instead of regular DDR3 will most likely work too (99%). Make sure the modules are low density (8 memory chips on each side, 16 chips on module total). High density modules with 8 memory chips total might not work.
     
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    jotm Notebook Evangelist

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    8GB is the minimum these days, for sure. 4GB is going to lead to massive swapping. Kinda sad, but RAM is cheap so devs don't care...

    If you have 2x2GB modules, you could just upgrade one to a 4Gb or 8GB module - for a total of 6-10GB. The latter would be better.

    Sandy still claps cheeks lol, good processors, although they're power hungry and 2 cores are on the (very) low side. I have 2x 2820qm machines that do everything a modern chip can, just slower :D
     
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