im really naive on my laptop but since its supported at 4gb ddr2 ram would i be able to upgrade it to 4gb ddr3 ram? or possibly more? thanks.
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6/14/09 at 11:35pm
Nah dude you can't use dd3 ram. Only ddr2 800mhz. If you have vista 64bit or W7 you can go up to 8gb ddr2 800mhz. It's ridiculously expensive for 2 4gb sticks though and the performance increase is not much noticeable especially when gaming. Better off using that $300 for a good cpu.
On the flipside, I have heard of Samsung 2X4gb ddr2 sticks for pretty cheap. Just google it. I know the stock ram is already samsung.
LoL no no silly!
You have a field of hardware information to educate yourself upon lmao. No harm done.
Physically, there are 2 sizes for ram modules. 1-desktop ram(about double the size of laptop ram sticks) 2- Laptop ram
I knew someone on a different forum which was very heavy upon G50 laptops and he successfully had two 4gb sticks inside his G50vt.
It will work trust me -_0 <---*eye wink*
Crucial, OCZ, Samsung, Patriot are all good manufacturers. Samsung being the cheapest in price but performance is all the same really.
hi guys, i have an asus g50vt-x1 and i was wondering what kind of processors i could upgrade to. i dont exactly have a budget but optimally i dont want to spend much more than 400ish (although i can go up if needed). which processors could i upgrade to? im looking for at least 2.5 ghz dual core. this will be used for gaming alot (especially during the summer, which is why i dont want to simply overclock my processor) namely fallout 3 and future games as they come out. if i could use any quad cores, then im open to using them (unless dual cores are actually better)... sorry guys i dont know my motherboard, however i do know that i currently use the intel core 2 duo p8400 processor. if you can please post both the model and the price, im trying to look for a really good processor (possibly the intel mobile extreme if they are good) that way i wont have to buy another processor for another few years, until i get a completely new laptop. also, if you can post a good place to buy these (perferrably at a store, i live in southern california). thank you again!! any kind of help will be good.
|I like Djembe's suggestions.
But I would like to spend a minute trying to explain a few things. You said you don't want to OC because of concern about heat. OC'ing a notebook because you cannot change voltages it does not have much thermal affect. Of course you monitor temps.
On your concerns about thermal issues? OK if you go to a T9900 the TDP is 10w higher. I 100% guarantee way greater heat than an OC on your current one. Also you talk Quad? OK 20w TDP? Your concern of thermal issues is misplaced if you consider either of those options.
On OC'ing your current if you can, 2.53Ghz should not be a problem. 2.7Ghz maybe but your RAM might be unstable at that fsb. But both of these are less thermal stress than any TXXXX or Quad.
Furthermore if for gaming what kind of results are you expecting? When I OC my ATI HD3650 to 500Mhz/800Mhz and get abot 5,000 3DMark06. My stock 2.53Ghz vs OC3Ghz is maybe 1 fps tops on Crysis. I know my GPU might be the bottleneck but I doubt you will see even 5 fps with any CPU upgrade you might really do. I would think 2/3 fps at most. In other games it will vary. But from 45 to 50 is not worth it. 70 to 80 not either. In most games the GPU does all the heavy lifting not the CPU.
Don't be disappointed if you get less than you expect. I think if a few more Mhz would of helped substantially Asus would of paired a better CPU with your budget gamer. I trust Asus to of found the sweet spot.
OC'ing is free you might want to re-think?
|Would it be better if one upgrades the P8 series to another P series like the P9500 or P9600 if one is concerned about extra heat?
actually the t9900 looks like an awesome processor, i will definitely consider getting it when i can figure out where to buy one. however, would it be compatible socketwise to my laptops motherboard (im a complete novice at this stuff, so yeah...). that is one of my concerns on whether it is compatible socket-wise. oh and i would def. OC my processor, its just that i didnt want to overclock every single day just to play a game on medium/high settings (im looking a bit forward into the future where games require more than than a 2.26ghz processor for recommended or even required)