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Ram- what to choose?

by crazyfred02 / July 3, 2009 4:02 AM PDT

Presently in my laptop I have a 2GB PC2-6400 and 1GB PC2-5300 ram modules. My OS in 32 bit...
I am wondering if I would get more performance replacing the 1GB PC2-5300 with a *2*GB PC2-5300.
What are your thoughts?

thanks

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by Jimmy Greystone / July 3, 2009 4:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Ram- what to choose?

No, since you're running a 32-bit OS, you'd pretty much waste that extra 1GB of RAM, so there's no point spending the money on it.

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already have it
by crazyfred02 / July 3, 2009 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: No

I already have the ram..is it better to install it or leave it as it is

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Given the cost, ease of installation and the fact you've
by VAPCMD / July 3, 2009 8:18 AM PDT
In reply to: already have it

already got it...I'd test the PC performance 'as is', record the results and then try the 2 DIMMs at 2GB ea for 4GB. Records results to calcultae the difference. You may find some boost when Dual Channel - 128-bit memory 'kicks in' assuming your PC has dual channel architecture. Using 1-2GB DIMM and 1-1GB DIMMs probably make the system run in the 64-bit mode now.... check memory operation before adding the additional RAM just to be sure.

Let us know.

VAPCMD

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