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Old 05-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Memory Frequency of my Laptop & configuration of laptop


Hi There;
I have a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V2040 computer. Its model is MS-2175.It has 512 MB Ram,60 GB Harddisk.I am using ubuntu 1110 and I have plans to migrating 12.04.Since my computer is getting slower and slower, I decided to do something. There are two options:
1- Buying a new RAM ,Hard disk and battery to the computer. But local computer hardware store asked the frequency of the RAM. I can not find the frequency of my computer's RAM, how can I find it?
This option costs about 500 dollars.

2-Buying a new laptop. This option costs about 800 dollars.

I am supporter of the open source so I will not use Microsoft products, I do not play games, I do not run sophisticated programs, I only use my computers for office usage.
Which option do you propose?
Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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Hi there.

Obviously, I don't know the prices in Turkey, but I find it hard to believe that buying new RAM (especially most probably from the medium/low range) would cost you $500. RAM is getting cheaper every day.


You've got the third option: Change Ubuntu's default desktop environment to something more lightweight (xfce, openbox, fluxbox, etc)

It looks like you've got:

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2 x 256MB DDR2-533 SDRAM
up to 2 GB with future modules
2 slots
http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/services..._Pro_V2040.htm

You can double check it by physically examining the memory chips.

I wouldn't give up on this laptop. Just change the desktop environment (or the distribution) for something more targeted at older hardware.
 
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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1- Buying a new RAM ,Hard disk and battery to the computer. But local computer hardware store asked the frequency of the RAM. I can not find the frequency of my computer's RAM, how can I find it?
This option costs about 500 dollars.
Change your shop. They are betraying you. Your RAM speed is 533MHz DDR2, but you can without problems use RAMs with a higher rate. Your laptop can use a maximum of 2GB (2x 1GB modules), a 1GB module is currently about 15€ (~20$ US), you can use any 2,5" SATA-harddisk, the 500GB drives are between 50-60€ (65-80$), the battery is around 50€ (65$).
So 2GB RAM, a 500GB disk and a new battery are 40$ +80$ +65$ = 185$ maximum. I wonder what they intend to do with the other 315$. Seriously, there must be a mistake, 500$ is way too much.

For 500$ you can get a laptop that has at least twice the performance than your old laptop, for 800$ you will get a really good one (of course you can get better for a higher price every time).

All prices from Germany.

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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Hi there.

Obviously, I don't know the prices in Turkey, but I find it hard to believe that buying new RAM (especially most probably from the medium/low range) would cost you $500. RAM is getting cheaper every day.


You've got the third option: Change Ubuntu's default desktop environment to something more lightweight (xfce, openbox, fluxbox, etc)

It looks like you've got:


http://uk.ts.fujitsu.com/rl/services..._Pro_V2040.htm

You can double check it by physically examining the memory chips.

I wouldn't give up on this laptop. Just change the desktop environment (or the distribution) for something more targeted at older hardware.
I think there is a misunderstanding. 500 GB 7200 rpm HDD + RAM + New battery for the computer = 500 dollars.
There is a one point: I will use java for my projects.
 
Old 05-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #5
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I think there is a misunderstanding. 500 GB 7200 rpm HDD + RAM + New battery for the computer = 500 dollars.
There is a one point: I will use java for my projects.
Sorry, my bad - I misread it. Still it's expensive.
 
Old 05-07-2012, 11:17 AM   #6
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Change your shop. They are betraying you. Your RAM speed is 533MHz DDR2, but you can without problems use RAMs with a higher rate. Your laptop can use a maximum of 2GB (2x 1GB modules), a 1GB module is currently about 15€ (~20$ US), you can use any 2,5" SATA-harddisk, the 500GB drives are between 50-60€ (65-80$), the battery is around 50€ (65$).
So 2GB RAM, a 500GB disk and a new battery are 40$ +80$ +65$ = 185$ maximum. I wonder what they intend to do with the other 315$. Seriously, there must be a mistake, 500$ is way too much.

For 500$ you can get a laptop that has at least twice the performance than your old laptop, for 800$ you will get a really good one (of course you can get better for a higher price every time).

All prices from Germany.
Are these second hand, or new ones? In Turkey taxes are higher (especially in technological stuff, our genius government thinks that they are luxury(!)) than Germany, but there must not be such a big difference.
It seems I need a new computer store.

Last edited by varoluscuprens; 05-07-2012 at 11:21 AM.
 
Old 05-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #7
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Are these second hand, or new ones?
Brand new hardware. I really doubt that the prices are about 2.7 times higher in Turkey, so you really should look for a better offer.
 
  


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