Memory Speed?

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  1. RonJeremey

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    How can I find out the fastest speed my Dell 600M will support on the RAM?
    It came w/ 512megs, but I want to upgrade it to 1 gig+ I can't find any info about it on dells website.

    Also, it has a 4200 rpm HD, I'm considering upgrading that as well. Worth it? Any suggestions on a replacement?
     
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    for another 512 stick and a harddrive its prob not worth it, and i cant even remember when computers came with 4200rpm HDs. You can buy a decent barebones system for pretty cheap from newegg or ebay.
     
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    It's a notebook. Tons of them still come w/ 4200rpm drives. There are 5200 and a couple 7200 drives out there but not exactly cheap. That and it is a notebook so I don't know how much performance you expect out of it.

    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.asp?Mfr%2BProductline=Dell%2BInspiron&mfr=Dell&cat=RAM&model=Inspiron+600m&submit=Go

    From the looks of it, a 1 gig stick will run as much as a base desktop system. It's PC2100 so it's not the speediest stuff out there but an extra 512 is within reason for keep it running a bit longer.

    If you are in serious need of performance a beater desktop system will likely outrun it. Notebooks and serious performance does not come cheap.
     
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    corsair PC-2100 is the way to go.

    and a 5400rpm vs 4200rpm drive makes a HUGE difference.
     
  6. RonJeremey

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    Well I'm going w/ a 1 gig stick (I have 2 256's right now, so I'll have... 1280? ram after replacing one) PC2700 (to match what's in it) from Newegg for 185$

    And I found both a 5400 and a 7200 rpm drive for decent prices. Is it worth the extra 35$ to goto 7200 from 5400?
     
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    My home PC is a P4 3.0 running at 3.8 w/ 1 gig of BH5 chips running 1:1, a 10,000 RPM Raptor, and a 9800XT.

    I'm asking questions about upgrading my Dell 600M laptop... I just want WoW to stop friggen lagging in large cities and such!
     

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