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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cape Canaveral
04-05-2011, 03:06 PM
Yes and no,
The RAM already in the Duo is as much as the DUO can use effectively.
From what I remember, the chipset in the DUO has a max of 2gb ddr3 per slot; since there is only one slot in the DUO, the ram is maxed as it is. There would be no real gain from changing RAM.
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Richland, WA
04-05-2011, 04:36 PM
The Atom chip by design is maxed out by 2gig of RAM, but, you might try using ReadyBoost if you are really needing RAM.
Caveat - ask yourself if you really NEED the RAM or is it just a case of 'more RAM = win!" concept telling you that you should add RAM now before you need it :-) I am definitely a believer in the more is better school of RAM, but with the DUO I am trying instead to stress efficiency rather than muscle.
To configure the Ready Boost Feature in Windows 7 you need to have a High Speed Flash/USB or Pendrive with you which is ready boost compatible. After plugging in the thumb drive, open “Computer” > Right-click the on thumb drive > select the “Ready Boost” tab > tick the “Use this device” checkbox. Although you can configure how much space on your USB drive to be used as RAM, I'd suggest you dedicate a small drive to RAM - I have a 4gig stick just for this purpose. Basically, ReadyBoost uses your flash drive as RAM thereby improving Win7 performance.
((this paragraph is edited/paraphrased from this site - atrocious grammar, but good information - Speed up Windows 7 with 26 Tweaks))
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