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Old 11-18-2008, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I was told thw standard RAM speed for laptops was DDR2
667MHz.

I've just found a neat Samsung laptop, 2ghz processor, 4gb RAM, and DDR3 RAM 1066MHz. (17" screen), for £649.

Is DDR3 1066~MHz RAM a high standard?


I also noted that Processor Bus usually is the same as the RAM speed- are they the same thing? Because I saw a HP DV7 on Comet earlier, which doesn't give you the RAM speed, but stated it's processor bus was 1066MHz.

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RAM speeds on laptops are generally much slower than desktops. Too much power, heat, and cost associated with cramming all of that power into a two inch piece of hardware.

So generally speaking yes they are much slower. I wouldn't go as far as to say 667 is standard - as standards change every year. If you can find one with a faster bus speed get it.

Yes 1066 i believe is pretty high for laptops from what i've seen, and if you can get one for that price (depending on the other specs) i would go for it.
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Can you provide a link to the laptop? I wasn't aware they'd started ddr3 for laptops.
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Samsung R710 Core 2 Duo (P7350) 2.0GHz 4GB RAM 250GB HDD 17" TFT DVDRW Vista Home Premium - Ebuyer

There's a link. it's in the 'Specification' section as you do down the page.
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Huh. Well that's pretty impressive. I looked around a little and I can't find anything faster. The DDR2 standard for laptops is 667, They don't make faster ddr2. I guess ddr3 is the next step cause that's quite a speed increase.

Processor bus can definitely be different than the ram speed. The speed of the ram can limit the processor because of that.
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