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If you get a laptop with DDR3 with 4 DIMMs, and it comes with four sticks installed, should you remove the 4th? I am mostly interested in Adobe, but why not gaming too. I am wonderin while looking at this MSI GT70 0ND-204US, and wishing it had the MX card in it already: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152345.

Love the 128GB total (2x64GB SSD) RAID-0:




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I heard the MX will run cooler. Hope that is true cause the cooling on this thing looks pretty stock. I am not saying the design sucks, just that the radiators are pretty freegin' small.



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Anyone thinkin' fan upgrade? (if there is something to replace this with that would be better).

I'd love it if this thing were significantly or even just somewhat customizable, case-and-cooling-wise.
Edited by USlatin - 10/12/12 at 9:17pm
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That's the baddest single fan you can get bud. tongue.gif It's crazy wicked. Look at the blades that thing has. XD It looks like something out of a horror film.

I would say to go for a better GPU. Judging from the ram you have on that card, I'd say that it's a GTX 670M, which isn't that great. Try to snag a 675M at the least. tongue.gif
     
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Originally Posted by USlatin View Post

If you get a laptop with DDR3 with 4 DIMMs, and it comes with four sticks installed, should you remove the 4th? I am mostly interested in Adobe, but why not gaming too. I am wonderin while looking at this MSI GT70 0ND-204US, and wishing it had the MX card in it already: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152345.

Why would you want to remove the 4th RAM stick? Especially considering you are interested in Adobe (I assume any of their products), having all the RAM is useful. Photoshop being a good example if you work heavily with this.

I actually own this laptop model, and I personally enjoy it over my older GX660R MSI. Screen is of better quality as well.

Back to the RAM, I see no point in removing any, if anything, I would upgrade to 32GB if I needed that much.
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That's the baddest single fan you can get bud. tongue.gif It's crazy wicked. Look at the blades that thing has. XD It looks like something out of a horror film.
I would say to go for a better GPU. Judging from the ram you have on that card, I'd say that it's a GTX 670M, which isn't that great. Try to snag a 675M at the least. tongue.gif

Actually this laptop does have a 675M. thumb.gif
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Actually this laptop does have a 675M. thumb.gif

The third screenshot shows that the GPU has only 6 of the 8 RAM chips on the GPU. That marks the sign of a 1.5GB GPU with a 192-bit bus. The only 1.5GB GPU out on the market right now is the 670M.

However if the specs of the machine he actually has happens to include the 675M, then you did alright. biggrin.gif It's a good GPU.
     
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The third screenshot shows that the GPU has only 6 of the 8 RAM chips on the GPU. That marks the sign of a 1.5GB GPU with a 192-bit bus. The only 1.5GB GPU out on the market right now is the 670M.
However if the specs of the machine he actually has happens to include the 675M, then you did alright. biggrin.gif It's a good GPU.

It could be possible he found pictures of the MSI GT70-0NC-013US if that be the case of what a 670M looks like. (Considering MSI has used 670M, 675M, and 680M in the GT70 series).


However here's the GPU-z validation I uploaded of my 675M on my MSI model that the OP is inquiring about: http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/zxyac/ thumb.gif
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Oh... well then I stand corrected. Sorry. redface.gif Was thinking that those pictures were of his laptop. X3
     
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