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Will upgrading RAM for laptop improve performance ?

by amulpandya / November 9, 2009 4:11 AM PST

I have Laptop having amd turion x2 1.6 ghz with 1.5 gb of ram will upgrading ram be helpful for better performance or I need to first upgrade my processor?

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hmm...
by TechAsbo / November 9, 2009 4:22 AM PST

I'm not 100% sure on WHAT it will affect. I've upgraded my RAM twice and it definitely improved the performance of the games I play, for sure.

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Diminishing returns.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 4:28 AM PST

It depends on the OS and the games. For XP it's pretty happy past 512MB and past 1.0GB only games seem to care. Vista? It needs all the help it can find. But 1.5 is still good enough. I would not upgrade this.

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Bang for the buck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 4:29 AM PST
In reply to: Diminishing returns.

Look at the HARD DRIVE next. if it's some 4000 RPM model, bump that to 5400 RPM.

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Upgrading to Windows 7
by amulpandya / November 9, 2009 10:29 PM PST
In reply to: Diminishing returns.

Thank you for the reply.
I want to upgrade to Windows 7. Will it be helpful in upgrading the RAM. Or is there an option to upgrade processor of laptop (Model: HCL AXY 2002)

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2009 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: Upgrading to Windows 7

Windows 7 ran faster than my Vista in every machine. That and the hard drive are your best bang for the buck changes. Not RAM!

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Upgrading to Windows 7
by Armor101 / November 26, 2009 3:35 AM PST
In reply to: No.

I purshased a Toshiba Satellite A505-S6960 laptop and I want to upgrade it to Windows 7 using the offer by Toshiba. Toshiba sent me a cd that contains the info to upgrade to windows 7, but in the middle of downloading it displays an error saying that my network connection has been lost and to try again. I know that I never lost Network connection because I was on the web while it was downloading. If anyone can solve this problem please respond to this. In the mean time I will try it again.

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Back to Tosh.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 26, 2009 4:26 AM PST
In reply to: Upgrading to Windows 7

But I have one idea. Connect with ethernet to the router.

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