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dell m1210, upgrade CPU or Double memory?

nd to chose between the 2:

1.upgrade the CPU from Core 2 Duo T5600 to Core 2 Duo T7200
2.double the memory from 1GB to 2 GB

nomal office use and slighly gaming.

which option is better for overall performance?

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CPU. (why!)

In reply to: dell m1210, upgrade CPU or Double memory?

You can't change it later (99% of laptops.)

You can always get more RAM but today 1G is just dandy.


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good point.

In reply to: CPU. (why!)

thanks for your prompt reply, but if i dont want to add ram later, what's the better choice?

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Still the CPU.

In reply to: good point.

Today 1G is plenty for almost anything.


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Format your HDD

In reply to: Still the CPU.

A clean install of Windows XP always take less memory becuase you decide exactly which software to install, to run, etc...

The WinXP delievered from Dell is plenty of useless software that take places on the HDD and in the RAM ( because if you have 10 useless software that start at the WinXP's startup, it takes RAM ! That's why I say a clean WinXP takes less memory because you decide exactly which process starts... )

If you find that your computer is too slow, the best way is to format the hard-drive. Then, if you still find it too slow, add more RAM.

I work easily with 512 MB of RAM on my Dell Inspiron 6400...

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