Sorry about the double posts.
I really don't know a whole lot about what it takes to make a laptop faster and what components you should upgrade first. Don't get me wrong though, I am very skilled at completely disassembling all types of laptops and other small equipment like handheld gaming systems(DS), tablet computers, etc....
I'm just not sure what I should upgrade on my laptop first. I'm looking at upgrading the CPU of course, probably to a T9600 or T9400.
I am also wanting to upgrade from 2x2GB DDR3-1066MHz to a total of 8GB(2x4GB).
Intel states that the GM45 Express chipset actually supports: DDR2-667,800MHz and DDR3-800,1066MHz.. Would I be able to put DDR3-1333MHz in it anyway and the bios would just pick an SPD profile for a 1066MHz setting? Or would I be taking a chance with any 1333MHz RAM working in my laptop? The reason I would rather get the 1333MHz is because I can find it cheaper than the DDR3-1066. I've checked my bios settings and it does not allow me to adjust settings such as RAM speed or timings. If it would run DDR3-1333 RAM at 1066MHz by default, which DDR3-1333MHz should I get? LOL
Oh, and on a side note...Why do they call it PC3-10600, PC3-10660, or PC3-10666? That would be implying that those different types run at DDR3-1325, DDR3-1332.5, and DDR3-1333.25. For true DDR3-1333MHz, it should be called PC3-10664.
I never have understood why they label DDR3-1333 in those ways.
I'm thinking I should upgrade the RAM first to 8GB because I have Win Server 2008 R2 x64 installed and I am running virtual machines with hyper-v to practice with different server roles and features for my Window Server 2008 Infrastructure and Active Directory classes. Too bad I can't get 16Gb RAM. I might end up having to build another desktop with 16-32GB RAM specifically for this use.
Thanks in advance for any advice about whether I should get DDR3-1066MHz or DDR3-1333MHz.
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