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512 MB more RAM can Rock your Windows Experience Index
Posted by Arne Hess - at Wednesday, 07.03.07 - 16:41:50 CET under Digital - Gadgets - Viewed 31022x

While I'm - overall - pretty happy with the Windows Vista on my new Fujitsu Siemens Tablet PC, I wasn't too satisfied with the performance of the system, due to the "lack of RAM". While the Notebook had - initially - 512 MB RAM (only), I already ordered it with 1536 RAM instead and overall - 1.5 GB are good enough to run Windows Vista on a modern PC.
However, because I have many application running simultaneously (Outlook, Windows Mail, Word, Corel Photo Paint X3 and more), the performance was - RAM-wise - pretty much on the limit, especially because the T4210 hasn't have dedicated video memory but shares it with the main memory.
So I've decided to upgrade the memory again and initially I thought about adding Kingston 2 GB RAM but 600 - 900 Euro :-O for a 2 GB SODIMM DDR2 RAM is way to expensive. Therefore I've decided to went with another 1 GB RAM module for 99 Euro only.

Anyway - after I've installed the 1 GB RAM module (replaced the 512 MB module) my Windows Vista Experience Index jumped from 2.5 to 3.1:

And indeed, the whole system is snappier. The additional RAM not only contributed to the graphics index but also increased the memory operation per second index from 3.something to 4.7:

It's not about the CPU speed only, as in the early days of the PC it's also about memory and this stays even more with Windows Vista which wants a lot of memory.

Cheers ~ Arne

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