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Norcent 12-28-2007 02:20 PM

dell xps gaming laptop
For some reason my laptop lagged for a while and I took out 1gb of ddr2 and now it runs a lot faster and smoother. It had in 2gb and it read the 2gb. Now that it has 1gb it does read 1gb. I was just wondering what could be wrong? its the same brand of memory and everything.

Trotter 12-28-2007 03:08 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
A stick of RAM could be going bad. Try running memtest on it with both sticks in. If you get errors, pull one and rerun it, then do the otehr.

Norcent 12-28-2007 03:17 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
ok thank you so much. I really appreciate it.

Norcent 12-28-2007 04:13 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
also if I buy 2 8gb flash drives with readyboost and upgrade to vista to use the 2 8gb flash drives for memory will it work? what is the limit on vista for using the flash drives as memory?

Norcent 12-29-2007 08:30 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
bump bump

Dell Boi 12-29-2007 08:52 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
4GB is the limit.

Norcent 12-29-2007 08:56 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
that is so stupid.

Dell Boi 12-29-2007 09:00 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
I guess, but Vista doesn't need more than 4GB disk caching space, so any more space would be pointless.

In all fairness, if you've got 2GB RAM...Readyboost isn't gonna make much difference.

Norcent 12-29-2007 10:26 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
are you trying to tell me that since I have 2gb ddr2 in my laptop vista readyboost will only read 2gb on an 8gb flash drive?

Or will readyboost use up 4gb on the 8gb flash drive to make me have 6 gb?

I am starting to really hate vista now.

Peter.Cort 12-29-2007 11:41 PM

Re: dell xps gaming laptop
if you make it so the 8gb flash drive with readyboost is all memory then you will have 10gb of memory, the thing is it won't make a noticable difference because vista can only optimize 4gb max.

so just stick with 2gb and you'll be fine.

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