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2GB RAM Installed in Netbook - How Tell Improvement?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by duncan, Jun 21, 2010.


  1. duncan

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    Guys, just upgraded my netbook RAM to 2GB in my ASUS Eee 1005 PEB.

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    How in the world can I ever tell if that 2GB will do more for me?

    OpenOffice is booting up double fast.

    Any freeware to test and show improvement?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. RTmarc

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    There's your answer. More memory allows for more items in memory which will make everything quicker and more responsive.
     

  3. Linux3

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    To really benchmark you need before and after tests.
    http://lbs.sourceforge.net/

    I too upgraded my Asus EEE 1005 HAB to 2 gigs and didn't do much with performance tests. I perceive it to be faster and I do know that when opening large .tiff images I don't swap nearly as much.
    But what do we do with the old 1 gig chips?
     
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    i'd open several things up and switch back and forth between them
     
  5. jpa

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    I did the same with my HP/Compaq netbook, it's 100 times faster. I didn't benchmark it, but it is noticably quicker.

    I have the same question about the old 1GB sodimm. What to do with it?
     
  6. Kith

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    Duncan - congrats. Makes the whole computing experience much more enjoyable.

    jpa - craigslist.
     
  7. duncan

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    Thanks guys.

    But what is the street value of a 1GB stick?
     
  8. Kith

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    Best place in the world to find the street value of anything:

    Ebay
     
  9. faber

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    put in 2 gig in my and my moms mini 9....
    seems to work great.

    for my moms i took out one of the two 2 gig sticks in my wifes xps laptop and replaced it with the 1 gig stick from the mini 9; now my wifes xps runs 3 gigs and my moms mini runs 2.
    that was about the only use for a 1 gig stick i could find, in a swap.