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Old 25-05-2011
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RAM upgrades looks costlier than regular purchase.

My friend purchased a Thinkpad x120e when it was releases then I noticed about it configuration. But I t is upgrade from the 2 GB (1dim) to 4GB (2 dims) RAM. The he has to sell out $80. It is only in Lenovo. It prices $20 to purchase 2 GB RAM from the NEWEGG. I don?t know if you have any idea then tell me. As I know about it its price is really genuine. Also it?s price is not exceed. It is expensive than NEWEGG. Why? Could you remove my doubt? Why must they do that? while I can also purchase RAM and hard disk in lower price.
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Re: RAM upgrades looks costlier than regular purchase.

The extra cost is the payment of labor, something that Dyers avoid. The disadvantage of doing your own upgrade on a laptop is that, as you have indirect, you are paying for mutually the supply parts and innovative parts. In the long run you can succeed only to let the manufacturer do the upgrade. I did not have that choice with my netbook, Therefore there was a stick of 1 GB of RAM to extra. Auspiciously, my son had a laptop with an open slot for which he was able to use the memory (I hate to see good parts go to waste.
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Old 25-05-2011
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Re: RAM upgrades looks costlier than regular purchase.

Well, this would not be a misuse of RAM. The configuration has one dim stock - 2 GB, and their highest setting is 2 dims - 2 GB and 2 GB. I am thinking of purchasing just one of 2 GB in other places, therefore there is nothing is lost. I surprise what brand it is, though, I know a little bit of utilize Elpida, I have never heard of it. Would it be significance to change it, yet, or to keep the stock unit to one of them? I have heard that assists keep all the RAM of the similar brand. Also, does the job really labor cost so much? After all, it is $ 80 versus $ 20 to get the similar configuration?
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Re: RAM upgrades looks costlier than regular purchase.

You know that, how good is G-Skill RAM? I suggested a 2x1GB DDR2 533MHz to a friend just set by his system, and it had very excellent reviews, however it was one of the cheapest. I installed it beside the existing 512MBx2 (which is a desktop computer), and it worked very well. Both are 533 MHz. It is an HP with Vista. Alternatively, he doesn?t makes overclocking, and I might guess around with overclocking from time to time. It depends on the quality and also brand. That?s why they take more money compare than outside.
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Re: RAM upgrades looks costlier than regular purchase.

Each and every computer or laptop company extra charges for RAM upgrades. They go away with it because most people have no evidence what the update consists of. Newegg has 2 GB of RAM for $ 22, but for some cause, going from 2 GB to 4 GB costs about $ 100 from the manufacturer. All they are doing is adding an extra stick in the slot dim second takes 15 seconds. I think that?s why is costlier than NEWEGG. But if you want purchase from the outside how will you fit in your laptop. If you want to then you can purchase it.
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Re: RAM upgrades looks costlier than regular purchase.

Because the RAM in this case is being clocked, they can fall the voltage pressure and / or fall the timings this is a trick generally used to enhance battery life or decrease the production of heat (which is marginal at best, his RAM). I can utilize this similar method in my center of the media processor / RAM to decrease the heat there, and energy consumption ? that way I do not have to listen to it. That?s why RAM is costlier than the regular purchase. if you purchase the 1GB RAM then you will see the it is costlier than 2GB in the sight of economy.
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