How do you describe the difference between 533 and 667mhz memory? Is it something to pay attention to?
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8/15/06 at 11:47pm
Originally Posted by shadz78
Hey Filippo, fantastic post. Cleared up quite a bit for me. I have a question though. Would bumping RAM up from 1gb to 2gb save me much battery power, or should I just save the money? I'm not looking for a DTR notebook. Just something portable that I can do some microsoft word and excel stuff on, maybe a light game or 2, and surf the internet with ease. Also, something that i hopefully wouldn't need to get rid of for a while as I know notebooks don't really have a long shelf life, but for what I want it for I am thinking it should last somewhere around 3 years or more. What do you think? I was looking at either a Dell E1505 or Alienware Area 51 M5550. Any suggestions?
P.S.- I've never owned a notebook before, so this is my first venture into the mobile computing world...
|The laptop seems exceptionally quiet, and the fan noise is almost inaudible in anything other than total silence. I've yet to hear the fans totally shut down, but this may be because I primarily use the nVidia graphics. Shortcut button 2 is pre-set to drop fan noise and CPU clock, yet whenever I've used it the difference has been minimal. The optical drive is far from quiet when in use and during start-up, yet again as I use it so little this is not a problem for myself. It seems to produce a fair amount of heat when using the nVidia graphics, though no more than I'd expect from a performance orientated machine with dedicated graphics and it never gets annoyingly hot, just quite warm. Again this is something I can live with. Using the Intel graphics allows the laptop to run very cool and quiet.|