I am currently running 1.5 gigs of RAM in my Inspiron 6000. I got it with 2 512's and then I put 1 gig of Kinston RAM in. Will I notice much of a difference if I add another gig of the Kingston RAM?
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8/3/08 at 11:14pm
depends on what you do
also, depends if your chipset runs dual channel, which IMO does not do much preformence wise but it does not hurt
its always nice to have more ram if you can afford/justify it
so the real question is
can you afford it? if so then do it
also, if you can stand not buying ram, and finding a cheap used 7200rpm hdd, youd prolly gain more out of that, then 512 more ram
thats just mah pennies
Another gig of Kingston is only 20 bucks on Newegg, so it's affordable. I don't know if my chipset runs dual channel... it's a Pentium M.
A new hard drive would definitely benefit me, since my current one is only 40 gigs. How hard is it to put a new HD in a laptop?
not hard at all
i owned a Dell 6000D (with ati graphics) before
1) sell the 40gb hdd for around 20-25 bucks put towards a 100gb or so
2) keep the 40 gb, buy a 2.5 inch external for 10-15 bucks and keep it as a back up option for files/music/pictures
thats what i did (option 2)
I have to agree, 512 mb more ram would only help if you find yourself constantly running out of ram through daily use (ctrl alt del to see ram usage %)
If you're planning on getting a new hdd, don't get a seagate...for the love of god don't get a seagate.