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Getting a cheap netbook. Underpowered but I only want it for browsing, email etc.

I'll double the RAM though by adding another 1Gb.

Can you tell me what kind?

If poss., could you add a link to it on amazon.co.uk.

Thanks.
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Depends on the netbook.
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post #3 of 11
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netbook. Smasung N145.

Thanks
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post #4 of 11

It only has two SODIMM/UDIMM Slots so 2 ram sticks can be used. If you are upgrading, you need a 200-pin DDR2 ram chip. Here is a good option that is cheap and you can look for more. Keep in mind the max memory supported is 4GB by your Mobo however the Processor limits you to 2GB. Also, you have to decide between 667MHz and 800MHz memory speed. In a netbook I doubt that much of a difference will be seen. Seeing as you're going for a net book anyways I don't think you are looking for a super fast high performance PC.


Edited by Shion314 - 8/23/11 at 4:22pm
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^Good advice, but he asked for it to come from amazon.co.uk...

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post #6 of 11

2GB is MAX memory supported for the n145.. So get the 2GB stick.
unless something has changed or i am mistaken that. netbooks are mostly 2gb Max to my knowledge but there are some that support 4gb.

If you can spend 50 more you can get an Acer Aspire with a Dual Core Atom n570 processor instead of the Single core n450

Just throwing it out there


Edited by OptimusPrime - 8/23/11 at 3:32pm
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post #7 of 11
Don't get 667Mhz ram. I have a netbook with the same internals as that and when I bought 667Mhz it died out within a few months, yet the 800Mhz still works.

Another thing if your going to be buying ram you might as well get 2gb over 1gb.
This is what I'm using in my Atom 1001p:

G.SKILL 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model F2-6400CL5S-2GBSK


Should work the same as my netbook also uses a N450. This stick has been working great since I upgrade it in the winter.

Didnt realise the location, but you should be able to find comparable ram yourself if you look for it.
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post
Don't get 667Mhz ram. I have a netbook with the same internals as that and when I bought 667Mhz it died out within a few months, yet the 800Mhz still works.
That could be an issue with the RAM chip you installed not the speed itself. lol
post #9 of 11
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I did ask for amazon uk but that's only because I wanted to be sure of getting the right one. Seems like a whole new language. At least desktops are only speed / DDR2/3 / Gb / timings.

I think that it sounds like a RAM issue James, not the actual speed of it. I couldn't imagine that it would be problematic having 667MHz over 800.

I agree that the speed won't make a difference to the performance TBH, I'm going to be using it as a kindle / web browser / movies & word processing on 'planes.

I looked at the Acer, Optimus, thanks. The Samsung has an unbeatable battery life. The deciding factor. Also, people seem to have had more luck installing Linux on it. My two requirements.

Thanks all,

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Edited by makecoldplayhistory - 8/23/11 at 5:13pm
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post #10 of 11
I agree it sounds wierd that the 667mhz speed would make a differance but officially Asus doesnt support that speed for my laptop. I called support too and they told me it has to be 800mhz.

I wasnt sure why that would be the case but both the 1gb and 2gb gskill ram sticks worked fine. Could also be crappy ram.

But 800mhz ram isnt that much more expensive over slower ram sticks, you might as well go for the faster ram.
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