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DanielMDanielM Disabled
edited August 2012 in General

Looking for your opinion and advice on this upgrade. tell me what you think

Should i upgrade my laptop to a 2820QM from a 2630QM?

I will also be likely upgrading the ram to Maybe 16GB or 32GB (If i can find the right parts) there is 8GB there at the moment.

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  • Yes you should upgrade it.

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  • 200$ more doesn't justify 300 Mhz more.

  • That's a beast of a laptop already.

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @gsrdgrdghd said: 200$ more doesn't justify 300 Mhz more.

    The newer CPU takes more ram too!

  • HalfEatenPieHalfEatenPie Member
    edited August 2012

    @DanielM said: The newer CPU takes more ram too!

    Did I ever mention I hate you for having such a beast of a machine?

    I only have a lowly centrino 2 quad core HP HDX 18 with 4GB ram. Ehh, its a nice laptop, but it overheats like crazy (even with proper maintenance)

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  • @DanielM said: The newer CPU takes more ram too!

    Then i guess the question is if you need 32gb RAM instead of 16.

  • @gsrdgrdghd said: you need 32gb RAM instead of 16.

    I honestly don't think its worth it to have a laptop with 32GB RAM unless you're planning on compiling a ton of code or doing something that's ram intensive.

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @HalfEatenPie said: I honestly don't think its worth it to have a laptop with 32GB RAM unless you're planning on compiling a ton of code or doing something that's ram intensive.

    I do a fair bit of gaming and firefox uses alot lol. (Its using almost 2GB Now)

  • @DanielM: Firefox is only using up 700mb to 1.2GB of RAM on my end, and I also do my fair share of gaming.

    I'd say use 16GB for now. You don't know when you'll buy a new laptop and when you do, get the 32GB then. (if you need it)

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  • You won't run into any RAM issues with 16gb. On a sidenote, switch to Chrome! ;)

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @gsrdgrdghd said: switch to Chrome! ;)

    I would do if they fixed the roboform problems :D

  • @DanielM said: I would do if they fixed the roboform problems :D

    You could also just use the Chrome inbuilt password manager :P

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @gsrdgrdghd said: You could also just use the Chrome inbuilt password manager :P

    Roboform is soo much better. Plus it sync's to android etc.

  • I keep over 100 tabs opened, WoW opened and a bunch of other shit, including photoshop, visual studio and 10 putty terminals.. And I can not get even close to filling my 8 gigs of RAM on my i5 laptop.. How the hell are you going to fill 16 gigs and even 32 gigs..

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  • Wait, Wait you utilize 2GB RAM currently and require 32GB, Yeah that makes sense...

  • As does Chrome :P The synicing of open tabs and bootmarks to Chrome for Android is really amazing :D

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @Jacob said: Wait, Wait you utilize 2GB RAM currently and require 32GB, Yeah that makes sense...

    did i say that? Read before making stupid comments

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  • Seriously what games do you play to utilise that much RAM :D .. and generally not even sure what can be done on a desktop PC to utilise fully 32GB (or even closely).

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @gsrdgrdghd said: As does Chrome :P The synicing of open tabs and bootmarks to Chrome for Android is really amazing :D

    Roboform also does bookmarks. :) aswell as Multiple Ident's

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled
    edited August 2012

    @Alex_LiquidHost said: Seriously what games do you play to utilise that much RAM :D .. and generally not even sure what can be done on a desktop PC to utilise fully 32GB (or even closely).

    Need For Speed The Run FSX MS Flight Need For Speed World. HAWX 2

    Most of them use around 1-3GB but still :D

  • Yeah, cause I've played all of them.. Not sure what FSX means, but if it is flight simulator x, I played it as well... And never came close to 8 gigs :D

    But still makes sence... you can launch a couple of instances of each :D

    Anyway - don't go with the faster CPU and 32 gigs of RAM, complete waste fo money. Better keep your current configuration and buy something twice as better in a couple of months.

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  • @Alex_LiquidHost said: Anyway - don't go with the faster CPU and 32 gigs of RAM, complete waste fo money.

    This

    But if you are still defending the idea of having 32GB, then I don't know why you ask...

  • I honestly would have stayed with my old Dell with centrino CPU, 2 gigs of ram and 6 hours battery... Unfortunetelly the video card did not have proper dirvers for windows 7 and ubuntu had other dirvers issues.. The only reason I dumped it.

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  • Upgrading just to upgrade is pointless. If you aren't using 8GB of RAM now then doubling it or even quadrupling it is a very unwise decision. While you're free to waste your money however you want (notice the word waste), bragging rights mean very little when the community is already aware of your intelligence level. No offense to you personally but this statement stands for just about every person who ever spent money on an upgrade that they won't benefit from.

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  • I remember when I have a pc/laptop with 256mb ram. When a virus attack, I can still stop it, stop the registry attack and file deletions. That's because the memory is not enought to handle the process.

    And when I have my laptop with 4GB of ram in 2004, I can't stop the virus attack. It went so fast :p

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @KuJoe said: Upgrading just to upgrade is pointless.

    Thats not just the case.The CPU is Significantly faster

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled
    edited August 2012

    @KuJoe said: No offense to you personally but this statement stands for just about every person who ever spent money on an upgrade that they won't benefit from.

    Perhaps you should read my previous posts within this topic.I have a budget to upgrade the system so why not?. the cpu it has is quite old now anyway.

  • @DanielM said: .I have a budget to upgrade the system so why not?.

    Then DO IT and don't ask here.

  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @yomero said: Then DO IT and don't ask here.

    Because i have certain worries which is why i asked for everyones opinion. and no need for caps :)

  • @DanielM said: I have a budget to upgrade the system so why not?

    Upgrading without a need to upgrade is a pointless effort. If you have the budget to upgrade, I recommend using the money for something that would benefit you or something you need.

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @KuJoe said: Upgrading without a need to upgrade is a pointless effort.

    Well i would have thought a faster CPU would have been more smooth for gaming no?.

  • Ever heard of charity?

    Don't awste your money on something worthless.

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  • upfreakupfreak Member
    edited August 2012
    if (satisfy your ego == true & money == no clue) {
    yes, you need this. 
    tip : Upgrade to retina display and SSD 
    } else {
    You don't need this.. Be Happy
    }
    
  • No. Upgrade to ssd if you haven't got one yet. If you do, then the upgrade is daft.

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  • ZenZen Member
    edited August 2012

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled

    @cosmicgate said: No. Upgrade to ssd if you haven't got one yet. If you do, then the upgrade is daft.

    Now thats one thing i was considering. but from past experience they all suffered from cache problems. (Copying large files it would freeze for up)

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    @Zen said: image

    Then why comment noob

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  • @DanielM said: but from past experience they all suffered from cache problems.

    Research your SSD purchase first. An SSD will no doubt be far more noticeable than obscene amounts of RAM.

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  • In my experience switching to ssd is the best upgrade possible. My 2006 macbook with 2gb of ram and crucial m4, feels a hell of a lot faster than my desktop with 12gb ram and a normal hard drive. Even when swapping like crazy (2gb ram is too small for os x these days) and it only has sata 1 :-).

  • If you DO have that ram, consider making a ramdisk. That will beat flat out any ssd and for a game that uses 3-4 gb of ram will do a great improvement. In that case, 32 gb may be justified. M

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    @Maounique said: If you DO have that ram, consider making a ramdisk. That will beat flat out any ssd and for a game that uses 3-4 gb of ram will do a great improvement.

    How would i do that in windows?

  • Install Windows onto the SSD.

    Just reinstall windows :P

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  • @DanielM said: How would i do that in windows?

    If you mean how to install a ramdisk in windows that is easy, if you want to install windows itself in a ramdisk, it is a bit more tricky, random tutorial on google, didnt check that myself :http://reboot.pro/10234/ M

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  • DanielMDanielM Disabled
    edited August 2012

    @Maounique said: If you mean how to install a ramdisk in windows that is easy, if you want to install windows itself in a ramdisk, it is a bit more tricky, random tutorial on google, didnt check that myself :http://reboot.pro/10234/

    i forgot to update :D

    Yeh i found some software shortly after my post. Its called DataRam

  • I think that putting windows in a ramdisk is overkill, but you can install the game tself there and make some images to load when you play it. It will help tremendously with texture lag for instance. M

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  • Is it even possible to install an OS in ramdisk? What happens when you reboot?

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  • HalfEatenPieHalfEatenPie Member
    edited August 2012

    @Alex_LiquidHost said: What happens when you reboot?

    Things go crazy?

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