Vchat20Landing is the REAL challengePremium
reply to ztmike
Re: Questions on a new laptop Generally speaking with laptops, memory speed is far from a bottleneck to worry about. Go for maxing out capacity and don't focus closely on speed, SSD if you can afford it or at the very least a modern 7200rpm drive, and at the bottom of the list is CPU if possible upgrades for that model provide significant performance boosts.
I swear, some people should have pace-makers installed to free up the resources. Breathing and heart beat taxes their whole system, all of their brain cells wasted on life support.-two bit brains, and the second bit is wasted on parity! ~head_spaz
ztmikeMark for moderationPremium
Michigan City, IN
How much of an improvement would I net going from a 5400 RPM drive to a 7200 RPM drive? I really would like a 1tb drive for the extra onboard storage, but if I will see a good improvement going with a 7200 RPM drive I'll probably just do that.
Then buy a external storage drive.
It depends on your particular situation and applications that you run. If you are running things completely in memory, it will probably have little effect. However, most people are I/O bound to the disk - hence why SSDs are becoming so popular. I personally would never buy a system with anything less than 7200rpm disks.