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PC3- 10600 vs. PC3- 8500

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January 21, 2011 8:05:07 PM

Im wondering about differneces in these two RAM sticks for my laptop\

Crucial 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMM Laptop RAM for $40
my installed (2x2GB) PC3- 10600

Is this a downgrade?

What laptop PC3-xxxxx RAM is worth an upgrade?

Thanks sorry if I don't clearly display the RAM info.

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January 21, 2011 11:11:07 PM

Maybe the question just isn't clear. Why would you want to replace 4GB of faster memory with 4 GB of slower memory? And we don't know what laptop you have, but if it's recent enough to have dual-channel memory, then you will lose half your memory speed just by going to one channel.

If the question is about putting in _two_ 4GB sticks, then you will have a long discussion thread on your hands. More but slower memory.
January 21, 2011 11:44:13 PM

I'm sorry I have:

2 x1GB pc -10600 in my laptop now.

I was looking at replacing those with one stick of 4GB pc-8500

The laptop has two RAM slots with up to 8GB total allowed.

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January 22, 2011 12:47:37 AM

The most cost effective upgrade is probably gonna be 2x2GB DDR3 - 1066. 2x4GB would be better, but that will cost at least twice as much and so long as you don't have a video card and do gaming on your laptop--you won't really use more than 4GB total. What are your laptop's specs?
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January 22, 2011 3:44:17 PM

10600/8 = 1333MHz vs 8500/8 = 1066Mhz ; on a desktop the gain is 1~3% assuming the same CAS, bottom-line you will NOT feel any gain or loss from frequency differences. However, going from 2GB to 4GB will yield better performance and increased battery life.
January 22, 2011 5:41:13 PM

Thats good to hear..
Presario CQ56-115DX-Best Buy version
AMD V140 2.3ghz
Windows 7- 64bit
ATI Mobility RDEON HD 4250
5400rpm 215GB HD

I ended getting the 4GB stick deal @ amazon :
Crucial 4GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SO-DIMM Laptop RAM for $40

I want to add this deal when it comes around again:
Kingston SSDNow V Series 2.5" Solid State Drive: 64GB $59 after $50 Rebate

Then ill be done with the upgrades...I really want that ^ deal again.. I knew I should have got it.