Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 35
Default Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade

So I wanted to upgrade my ram on my dell latitude c610 to 640mb or 1gb (currently only have 256mb) but when I asked a question on answers.yahoo.com I was told that it would be a waist of time.

This is what the guy said

Quote:
Originally Posted by Liam W
really wouldnt bother,
buy a new laptop

the processor is only a 1.2ghz pentium 3

ram is a waste of time becuase your procesor is so slow.

Apple buy a macbook worth every penny
and upgrading the ram and hdd is dead easy and doesnt void warranty like it does if you upgrade a windows laptop.
So is this guy right or would upgrading my ram improve my computer quite a bit? Also planning on purchasing a 80gb+ hdd

Also if its worth it would it be worth it to get 1gb or just 640mb?
__________________

Bradlays is offline  
Old 01-04-2008, 10:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade

It would improve the computer quite a bit. Asking computer things on Yahoo is your first mistake. 1.2GHz is plenty for basic use, not gaming. Second, you don't upgrade to 640 (odd number), 1GB is what you want. Third, they suggest you get a Mac, that in itself explains everything. Fourth, upgrading the hard drive and ram isn't "easier" on a Mac.

You need to look for PC133 memory.
__________________

__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 01-04-2008, 11:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 35
Default Re: Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade

What are the downs of installing 640mb? I only have the money for 1 512 stick right now but I was planning on purchasing another one when I had the money. (College ruins me lol) I currently have two 128mb sticks
Bradlays is offline  
Old 01-04-2008, 11:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradlays View Post
What are the downs of installing 640mb? I only have the money for 1 512 stick right now but I was planning on purchasing another one when I had the money. (College ruins me lol) I currently have two 128mb sticks
Can't you ask your parents for a little money? Nothing is "wrong" with 640MB of ram, it's just that it's an odd amount of ram and that it won't run at it's best.
__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 01-04-2008, 11:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 35
Default Re: Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade

Probably could, but I prefer not to ask them for money. They pay enough for me as it is
Bradlays is offline  
Old 01-04-2008, 11:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
j12
Monster Techie
 
j12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,133
Default Re: Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade

Either you could not get the ram now and save up a little bit for 1gb. Or get the ram now, and buy more later.
__________________

Laptop:
MacBook 2.2GHz Santa Rosa | 120GB HDD | 4GB ram
Desktop:
Intel C2D E6300 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB ram | 880GB total HDD space | Gigabyte P965-DS3 | eVGA 8800GTS 640mb | Corsair HX 520 | Audigy 2 ZS platnium | Antec 900
j12 is offline  
Old 01-05-2008, 03:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 285
Default Re: Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade

As I said to a guy in the other thread, I used this website to upgrade RAM on my Dell laptop.

Kingston Technology Company - Homepage - Where To Go To Find Memory
Giles is offline  
Old 01-05-2008, 04:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
Retired.
 
peterhuang913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: Dell latitude c610 ram upgrade

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilinator View Post
As I said to a guy in the other thread, I used this website to upgrade RAM on my Dell laptop.

Kingston Technology Company - Homepage - Where To Go To Find Memory
I think we know what he needs already.
__________________

__________________


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RAM Upgrade Vortex187 System Upgrades 2 12-26-2007 07:06 AM
Dell Latitude - Missing Stuff! Yek Laptops and Notebooks 2 11-17-2007 09:36 AM
RAM upgrade? djh6598 New Systems | Building and Buying 1 11-08-2007 02:51 PM
Upgrade Dell Inspiron 600m Memory/HDD Laptop jto18 Laptops and Notebooks 1 09-11-2007 11:16 PM
Upgrade this Dell dimension C251 uniq1 New Systems | Building and Buying 6 05-01-2007 07:42 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.