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    Default Thinking about buying new RAM

    My Latitude D610 is in the midst of getting most of its parts replaced, I just replaced the motherboard, the LCD, most of the frame... under the warranty of course. However I still run on a pathetic 512mb of RAM. This pisses me off. I am thinking of getting a 1 gig chip, maybe even 2 since my laptop has space for two.

    Dell : AXIOM 1 GB - PC2-4200/533 MHz - SO DIMM 200-pin - 1 GB DDR2 : Memory Upgrades : Home & Home Office

    Not that I don't already know but anyone have any superior suggestions, lower prices, or general knowledge about RAM to help me out?


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    Don't buy it from Dell, you will get ripped off. I narrowed down your search a lot, plus you get better memory.

    Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

    BTW~ are you sure you have DDR2 and not DDR?

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    Specifications: Dell Latitude D610 User's Guide

    You must have basically the same controller as my Insperon 6000D. You're looking at max clock of 533MHz, running DDR2. Soooo, your looking for PC2-4200 SO-DIMM up to 2 gigs max. I'm pretty sure anyway... you can do a little research beyond that.

    Be warned, upgrading the ram might void what warranty you have left.

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    LOL forgot about the suggestions... yes, newegg is very good. Great place to buy from. Considering it's not a major gaming rig or anything, some standard kingston (not the valueram stuff) should be ok too. That is frequently on sale if you watch bestbuy and circuit city ads. You can drop 2 gig sticks in there for under 100$ pretty easy.

    If you get more than one stick, ALWAYS BUY IN PAIRS. You want the same exact stick in both slots. This way it's guaranteed to run in dual channel and give you the maximum performance.

    Also note that you might find some higher speed ram on sale. If it's not too ridiculously over the top, look the specific models up and see if they can down clock to 533MHz. Most of them can.
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    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
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    Dual-channel performance is overrated.
    Just sayin'...

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    Looks good to me Steal.

    And uhh... I'm going to avoid bottlenecks if possible, but that's just me. Even if it only shows that .05% of the time. It's the principal of the matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    Dual-channel performance is overrated.
    Just sayin'...
    What?
    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga View Post
    And uhh... I'm going to avoid bottlenecks if possible, but that's just me. Even if it only shows that .05% of the time. It's the principal of the matter.
    What?


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    Dude, Steal, buy some Rambus memory. It is totally worth it, you know? Go ahead and get it, great deal, too.


    I am so going to hell if he actually does this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga View Post
    If you get more than one stick, ALWAYS BUY IN PAIRS. You want the same exact stick in both slots. This way it's guaranteed to run in dual channel and give you the maximum performance.
    Also, this cannot be stressed enough. I once had 2 Gigs DDR2 533 in a comp, and 1 Gig DDR2 667 in another. Surprisingly, it lasted a month. Not surprisingly, something bad happened because I was a cheap bastard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakko View Post
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    Also, this cannot be stressed enough. I once had 2 Gigs DDR2 533 in a comp, and 1 Gig DDR2 667 in another. Surprisingly, it lasted a month. Not surprisingly, something bad happened because I was a cheap bastard.
    Performance benefits are marginal at best.
    If something went wrong, it wasn't due to the fact that it was not dual-channel.

    Prove me that dual-channel is noticeably beneficial to non-enthusiasts and is worth spending extra for the average computer user.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu View Post
    Performance benefits are marginal at best.
    If something went wrong, it wasn't due to the fact that it was not dual-channel.

    Prove me that dual-channel is noticeably beneficial to non-enthusiasts and is worth spending extra for the average computer user.
    I was talking about having two different speed and size ram sticks, by different manufactorers, with different latency and voltage settings, on the same lane.
    Not my brightest moment.

 

 
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