10-19-2009 10:33 AM - edited 10-19-2009 11:23 AM
I would like to thank you all in advance for all your time and concern. I have a simple performance problem.
I have DELL E1705 laptop with an intel T7200(Duo2 Centrino 2GHZ, 4MB cache, 667 FSB) processor on it. Laptop came to me with 2GB(1X2) of PC2-4200 (DDR2-533) on it.
I was wondering how would my performance change if I were to replace them with 2GB(1X2) of PC2-5300 (DDR2-667)?
Would it drastically improve? Is there a bottle neck right now? Would I be able to remove this bottle neck if I were to replace them? Are there any benchmarks posted online you can advice me to read similar to this upgrade?
10-19-2009 07:24 PM
In your specific case, no. You wouldn't see much, if any, real improvement in performance. The difference between what you have and what you're looking at aren't much as far as data transfer speed is concerned. But, if your CPU was capable of an 800MHz FSB, then moving to PC2-6400 would be a good upgrade.
10-20-2009 05:46 AM
I can imagine that changing from 533-800 will make better difference than 533-667 but it is not my case. I am curious how much of a change I would get. 1%? 5%?
Are there any benchmarks I can read? Or are there any benchmarks that I can test myself and decide? (If I dont like the difference I cna always return the new RAMs)
10-20-2009 05:50 AM
There are several applications out there that will allow you to see the difference. The best one, Performance Test from Passmark, you will either have to purchase or use the 30 day trial (recommended). It has a comprehensive chart layout that also allows you to compare your results to similar systems. The second is Sandra from SiSoft. It will give you a raw score but won't compare you to similar setups. I use both.