R500 upgraded to 8 GB & SSD

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R500 upgraded to 8 GB & SSD

#1 Post by corvette » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:36 am

Recently boosted up the R500 with Vertex 4 SSD & 8 GB of memory. The memory is Samsung 2x 4 GB, type M471B5273DH0-CH9. I avoided picking the cheapest/value memory (the price diff was just a few euros). Also did fresh install of Win 7 64-bit.

Just wanted to say it works fine (and very, very fast!) in case anyone's thinking about similar upgrades. Everyday tasks are now much faster and booting up is lightning fast. Some sellers mentioned the R500 only takes 4 GB max (and didn't want to sell 8 GB :)), but looks like that's not true.

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Re: R500 upgraded to 8 GB & SSD

#2 Post by jayton4 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:09 pm

Just like a brand new computer! With that much RAM, you can disable the pagefile.
Current models/upgrades:
T410 2518X01- 8GB, Corsair Force GT 120GB
T410s 2901A3U- 8GB, Intel 6300 WiFi, Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB SSD w/ microSATA adapter
T420s 4174PPU- 16GB, Intel 520-series 7mm 180GB SSD, Crucial M550 512GB mSATA SSD, Intel 6300 WiFi
and a few classics in storage

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Re: R500 upgraded to 8 GB & SSD

#3 Post by ZaZ » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:01 am

Yes, it's fairly impressive how a SSD can make an old machine seem brand new performance wise unless one needs top performance.
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