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 Post subject: Upgrading Laptop RAM
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:20 am 
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Hi,
I don't really need to upgrade RAM but if I wait too long, prices for obsolete RAM will be expensive. I have an APU so I heard that faster RAM speeds things up. Currently, I think I have 4Gb of 1333MHz. Should I look at getting 4GB 1600MHz or 8GB 1600 MHz? Will it make much of a difference by increasing both speed and size or will increasing speed be just as good? Obviously, I'm trying not to spend too much money. With that in mind, what about upping to 4Gb of 2100MHz?

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading Laptop RAM
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 5:49 am 
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You have to see if your laptop can take it first. I'd imagine it should be fine with fairly fast memory since that's all been moved to the CPU, but you never know. Plus there's the fact that most OEM's won't let you even touch clock settings on anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrading Laptop RAM
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:38 am 
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Oh, yes, that is right. I do know that it can accept 1600 MHz RAM. There are 2 slots and only 1 is being used now. I might snag some 2x4GB 1600 MHz when they come on sale. There are a few articles that say they noticed big improvements using faster RAM in APUs


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