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March 30, 2011 4:08:36 AM

Here is my problem. I have a laptop curcial doesn't even have listed. It is a gateway nv59c66u. It was only made for a short time. Currently it has kingston ddr 10700. It has an i3 370m. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=49020

I has 128mb dedicated memory for graphics and then pulls some off the ram. Currently my ram (cpuid) is running at 533mhz. Do I need 10600 or 10666 or 8500? Did gateway just have extra 10700 laying around? Will my graphics card suffer (667mhz speed) if I drop to 8500 or since the ram is specing out to 1066 anyways will I notice no difference. I'm sorry I can usually google the answers for stuff like this but I'm lost.

Thanks.

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March 30, 2011 7:51:29 AM

*stares blankly* What the hell? I think you need to fix up your grammar. Your graphics won't suffer...try rephrasing it to get more help.
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March 30, 2011 12:15:40 PM

^+1 billion
What he said.
You make no sense. You are not even asking a question.

Are you trying to upgrade the RAM? If so, then yes, you can use DDR3 in that laptop. It holds up to 8gb. If you don't know what kind of RAM it uses or how to purchase the right type, take it to a computer shop, (not Be$t 8uy)!
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March 30, 2011 3:40:03 PM

Sorry I was tired and posted in a hurry and English isn't my first language.

I am trying to upgrade my ram to 8gb

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/notebook/2010/gatewa...

Up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, upgradeable to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules

My computer isn't even listed there. It was a very limited run. It does have the i3 370m processor.

It says it is running at the 1066 speed. What I don't understand is why gateway would have put the 1333 ram in if it was only going to run at 1066. Is it because the graphic card shares the ram and it will run at the 1333 level? Maybe they had some extra 1333 laying around?

Or is it because of the intel integrated graphics card?

If I put in 1066 ram will the ram my graphic card shares slow down to 1066? Is it already running at 1066 right now anyways? I don't know how the graphics card shares the ram. If I put in 1333 ram will the graphics card run at the 1333 level on the shared ram and then system will run at the 1066 level?

Thanks.
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March 30, 2011 4:33:01 PM

The RAM on your motherboard, and the RAM on your graphics card have nothing to do with each other's speed.
I assume your Operating System is the 64-bit version of Windows 7, so adding 4 more gigs of RAM is not a bad idea. You need 8gb of 1066MHz soDIMM RAM. Not 800MHz, not 1333MHz.
Here is a page of the right type of memory your laptop uses for you to choose from.
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March 30, 2011 6:27:21 PM

Noworldorder said:
The RAM on your motherboard, and the RAM on your graphics card have nothing to do with each other's speed.
I assume your Operating System is the 64-bit version of Windows 7, so adding 4 more gigs of RAM is not a bad idea. You need 8gb of 1066MHz soDIMM RAM. Not 800MHz, not 1333MHz.
Here is a page of the right type of memory your laptop uses for you to choose from.


Yes, windows 7 64bit.

Ok, and it isn't that I don't believe you but why did my laptop come with pc 10700 (1333 (667mhz) running at 533 mhz per cpuid) kingston ram. That is where I hit my initial confusion and what I'm trying to understand. Why didn't it come with 1066? From the intel page for i3-370m processor.

Graphics Base Frequency
500 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
667 MHz

So if I have integrated intel hd graphics how does it share the ram? It has 128mb dedicated and the rest is shared. Is what you are saying is the shared ram has to travel though the system to the graphics card? As such it will run at 533mhz (what cpuid says my memory ram is running at). The shared ram is not running directly with the graphics card (at 667mhz) correct? I'm sorry if that is a dumb question. If they wouldn't have put in the pci3-10700 stuff I'd have been able to figure it out. I just don't know if it is coincidence that the intel page says the graphics max is 667mhz. That just happens to be what speed ram I have in the computer except it is running at 533mhz per cpuid. I don't have some shared ram used by the graphics running at 667mhz and the rest is used by the computer at 533mhz. Is that correct?
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a b V Motherboard
March 30, 2011 7:01:10 PM

I would suggest that you pull the RAM sticks, read the numbers off the stickers, and buy matching RAM in the 8gb size.
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March 31, 2011 12:09:55 AM

I just ordered 8gb of 1333. My comp can just down clock it if it needs too. The sticks have some generic acer junk as the part number. We'll see how it works out. I'm not a big gamer. I got this thing for 500 bucks. It has the i3 370m, 4 gig (soon to be 8), 500 gb hd, card reader, bluray rom, and 4 g wimax. Of course the 4g wimax doesn't work on the 3 network and I don't have 4 g around here but I might someday. Even today I have a hard time finding a comp with comparable specs for the price I paid for this. Thanks for the help.

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March 31, 2011 12:10:21 AM

Best answer selected by imlosthelpme.
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March 31, 2011 1:13:16 AM

Thank you for the Best Answer pick. It means a lot to me as I work hard to help here.
I would be very interested to learn how it works out for you, how about posting back here to let us know.
God Bless and good luck.
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March 31, 2011 2:55:59 PM

Noworldorder said:
Thank you for the Best Answer pick. It means a lot to me as I work hard to help here.
I would be very interested to learn how it works out for you, how about posting back here to let us know.
God Bless and good luck.


Yeah, I can do that. I'll post in this thread. It hasn't been shipped yet. Newegg had a deal for some gskill with 10 dollars off and free shipping. That deal expired yesterday though.

This integrated stuff and the new architecture of the i-3, i-5, and i-7 is all new to me. I am not a believer in coincidences. Maybe they just had some faster ram laying around, but maybe not. 667mhz happens to be the clock speed of the integrated graphics. So we got in faster ram than is spec'd off the website with a processor that isn't even listed on the website as an option and I just happen to have a graphics card that shares ram and runs at 667mhz.

I wish I had some 1066 ram to toss in and see if the graphics card slows down during tests. At least with the 1333 I'm going to have the same speed as I do now. If it down clocks it, it down clocks it. No big deal. This computer was a very limited run (only a few months) and then it was discontinued.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/gadgetreviews/gateway-unveils...

I don't know why it was such a limited run. For the price and processor and everything else it was a steal at $500 bucks. However the run was so limited I don't think they made many as there are a lot of websites that don't even list that model. It does exist though. Oh, well. I'll let you know what happens when I get my ram in the mail.
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March 31, 2011 8:03:47 PM

imlosthelpme said:
I don't know why it was such a limited run. For the price and processor and everything else it was a steal at $500 bucks.
That may be why it was a limited run; it was a "loss leader" to get people to add on options.
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April 3, 2011 1:33:18 AM

Ok got the ram. System recognized it. It is GSKILL ddr-1333 pc3
10600. 2x4gb

Before it was with kingston ddr-1333 pc3 10700. 2x2gb

Windows assessment before
Processor 6.6
Ram 5.9
Graphics 4.6
Gaming 5.2
Hard disk 5.9

Windows assessment after

Processor 6.7
Ram 6.7
Graphics 4.6
Gaming 5.1
Hard disk 5.9

I don't notice really any functional difference but I haven't watched a bunch of youtube videos yet. I'll go through and look at the top videos and just open 20 tabs and let them all download. I did notice the computer bog down a few times when I did that. Should hopefully hit the hard drive a little less now as well. Got the ram for 72 bucks so now I'm as updated as I can get on the comp.

So overall probably not necessary but if you get a good deal on ram why not.


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