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which is more important Processor or RAM, in laptop

by Brizzleray / April 26, 2010 1:08 PM PDT

I recently bought an HP dv7-3166nr 17.3 inch
it has a 2.6GHz AMD Turion II Ultra dual-core mobile processor M640
with 4gb ram expandable to 8gb (2 slots) with blutooth


I seen another computer for $20 or $30 more that that was HP DV7 not sure of model number 17.3 inch
but it had 2.3 GHz AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor M520
with 6gb ram expandable to 8gb it had a bluray no blutooth

i went and compared the processors at AMD website, the L2 system cache on mine is higher.

Just wondering if I made a good choice, the blu ray doesn't really appeal to me as i would prefer watching on my sony blu ray. and tv

but in terms of comparison of the 2 setups which is more powerful, or which alltogether will be faster
I really only use a few major programs, Adobe illustrator & photoshop CS4, i play games like sims 3, and RCT thats about it nothing major

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Can I be blunt?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2010 10:48 PM PDT

Today, now, 4GB is ample. My nod is to the faster CPU since we rarely can upgrade that.

Bob

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I allways use the thought of memory over
by orlbuckeye / May 10, 2010 3:30 AM PDT

processor. The processor speed difference is less noticeable then memory. The processor differences can only be seen applications doing heavy floating point decimal calculations whereas memory helps with multiple applications open at the same time (Multitasking). A better processor helps with an app like Photoshop which does and a minimum required processor speed.

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