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Joccobean

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Just wondering, between having more Cache or Ram (I can't do both with my two options) what would be better for a Laptop? I may be doing some media / graphic type work on it, if that makes a huge difference. Any help on this would be appreciated, as I am somewhat of a layman.

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Not sure what you mean by having more "cache" since it isn't something you can buy as such. Cache is what you get on a processor, cache is also a part of the hard disk that is used by some programs and web-browsers for temporary storage, but you can't actually buy cache as a standalone product.

I guess you mean whether to buy a "larger hard disk" or fit more memory, since that's just` about all you can upgrade on a laptop anyhow.

To improve performance and allow graphics-editing software to run comfortably, you definitely should fit more RAM. That will inject new life into your laptop immediately. Disk space for potentially large files is also important of course, but there are ways around that (save files to CD/DVD or external drive) whereas there is no way around having insufficient RAM other than adding some more.

Edited by pip22, 06 March 2007 - 02:16 AM.

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