December 17, 2008 at 7:53 am #160094OlegGioMember
I’m using Samsusng NC10 already for a week, and start thinking if I have o upgrade RAM to 2Gb? Anyone who did it already, did you notice improvement? Faster start etc?December 17, 2008 at 8:02 am #175993snowmanMember
Depends if you use a lot of memory or not 🙂
I upgraded mine, but honestly I don’t think I’ve seen any differences in performance of any applications.
That said I don’t often have 3 or 4 apps open at once as I do on my work laptop or own Desktop PC – In those cases (and especially when photoshopping large images) the extra memory makes a big difference.
Pop up your task manager and watch to see how much page file is being used – If it goes up, you’ll benefit from more RAM.
MDecember 17, 2008 at 9:13 am #175990plasmapuffMember
A word of caution- upgrading RAM will decrease battery life. I think the general consensus is that it doesn’t make that much of a difference unless you’re running Vista.December 17, 2008 at 9:46 am #175998OlegGioMember
Yes, I’m actually running W7 on Sammy, but never had memory usage over 80%, normally system itself takes half of your RAMDecember 17, 2008 at 10:02 am #175995TJ_1984Member
I’ve upgraded to 2GB Samsung chipped RAM. Battery life time has dropped minimally, in fact I’d go to say that it hasn’t really affected this side of things. As for speed difference, it won’t really noticeably speed anything up unless your using memory hungry apps. I currently run Visual Basic and other coding items on it so I can perform quick fixes when on site for clients and I notice a lot of difference now I’ve had the 2GB installed. If you going to steer clear of these sort of apps I’d save your money and get a portable DVD drive, you’ll get more use out of it.December 17, 2008 at 10:34 am #175996niblueMember
I did mine pretty much straightaway, mainly because one of my other laptops have 4GB in and didn’t really need it so it now has 3GB and the NC10 2GB.
I use the NC10 much as I would a “normal” laptop so often have Outlook, word documents, excel spreadsheets and other apps open at the same time. WIth the 2GB fitted I’ve seen noticeable improvements however if you’re mainly browsing the web and not using the Vista then 1GB will be fine.December 17, 2008 at 10:42 am #175988jezMember
I haven’t noticed much difference either way. It will be useful if you have lots of tabs open in FF etc. I know some people have hundreds open at once!
1gb is a fair amount. If it came with a 1/2 then we’d all probably be going “go for it”. For Â£20 my feeling was “why not?” .
The only negatives I’ve heard are
*Negligible increase power use
*Negligible increase hibernation timeDecember 17, 2008 at 5:16 pm #175989ChirimollaMember
I’d say yes. I’ve seen an improvement when it comes to multitasking. I tend to have at least ten tabs open on Chrome or Opera at any given time!December 17, 2008 at 6:40 pm #175997hufnMember
In XP there is not going to be that much of a difference overall. I picked it up only because it cost $17, and I am still considering putting vista on, so it would be worth it for that.December 17, 2008 at 10:20 pm #175992SerendipMember
I’m with the others… I did the upgrade because the ram was on sale and had a rebate, and there wasn’t much to think about. I don’t notice a difference, and I do tend to have a zillion Firefox windows open at the same time, as I do right now, and several other apps running too. 🙂 Bad habit, I know…December 19, 2008 at 9:53 pm #175991motherMember
for Â£12.99 delivered from play why not?December 19, 2008 at 10:02 pm #175994PanManMember
Mines in the post for no reason other than its cheap as chips
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