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My laptop has 2x2gb ddr3 1066mhz.
Phenom II X4 N950 2.1ghz
Ati HD 5650 1gb DDR3.

I want to upgrade 1x4gb 1333mhz


I see differences in performance?


Thanks
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No you wouldn't see any increase. You'd actually see LESS performance since you'd be in single channel. Plus laptops usually won't take a higher speed memory anyway.
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No you wouldn't see any increase. You'd actually see LESS performance since you'd be in single channel. Plus laptops usually won't take a higher speed memory anyway.
The Phenom II N950 has DDR3 integrated memory controller with maximum speed grade of DDR3-1333.
I want to upgrade to 2x4gb dual channel in the future.
You said it's worst than 2x2gb 1066?
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The Phenom II N950 has DDR3 integrated memory controller with maximum speed grade of DDR3-1333.
I want to upgrade to 2x4gb dual channel in the future.
You said it's worst than 2x2gb 1066?
Your motherboard might only support DDR3-1066, hence why it shipped with that.

And yes, going from dual channel to single channel will be a drop in performance.
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don't do it.

If you want more performance, go for 2X4GB....
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post
Your motherboard might only support DDR3-1066, hence why it shipped with that.

And yes, going from dual channel to single channel will be a drop in performance.
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don't do it.

If you want more performance, go for 2X4GB....
For laptop dual channel is way better then single channel and you will see a difference in performance. The best thing you can do is to buy 2x4gb DDR3 1333 and upgrade at one time. The laptop may or may not see DDR3 1333.
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post #7 of 7
Go straight to 2x4GB when you can. Avoid a single DIMM/single channel setup.
Also, DDR3-1066 vs 1333 in laptops, when timings as well as no need for FSB-DRAM even ratio are considered there is no difference whatsoever. Which means if your 1333 runs at 1066, it's no big deal.
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