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Which is the better RAM?

by dkremanj / August 10, 2011 7:43 AM PDT
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Seems dead even.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 7:48 AM PDT

While one is faster, the CL is slower so in my book, evenly matched.

Why not try the one you have?
Bob

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RE: Seems dead even
by dkremanj / August 10, 2011 7:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems dead even.

I'll probably do just that. Is there some sort of test that I can do to compare the two? I heard that for this netbook you were supposed to swap out the RAM if you wanted to upgrade it before you started it up for the first time. Or something along those lines, just taking another precaution before I actually did anything just in case!

The 2GB was tempting but I saw that the speed was 1066MHz compared to the 1333MHz of the 1GB. I just wasn't sure which one would be faster since each stick lacks either in size or speed.

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Benchmark
by dkremanj / August 10, 2011 9:02 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems dead even.
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Don't fall for the over analyze trap.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2011 11:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Benchmark

Listen to General Ackbar. "It's a trap."

Even if the ram was clocking in at 5% lower, the total system benchmark is what matters and not just a one stick test.
Bob

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Go with the second.
by XRoninKCG / August 11, 2011 2:57 PM PDT

While it won't matter for most office applications, If you do high power gaming you might want to replace it with the second. See if you have two slots for your ram, you might be able to make the absolute best of this situation.

Note: This post was edited by a forum moderator to remove signature link on 08/12/2011 at 11:01 AM PT

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