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Default 1.66 GHZ or 1.6GHZ? - 11-18-2009, 10:21 PM

Hey. I was wondering if I should get the 1.66GHZ or 1.6GHZ?

IntelĀ® Atom ProcessorĀ® N280 (1.66GHz/667MHz FSB/512K cache) for 25$ or

IntelĀ® Atom ProcessorĀ® N270 (1.6GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache) [Included in Price]

What do you think? Im not really sure which one is better... im a noob at laptop specs

wait I think this is the wrong topic.

A mod plz remove this?
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Default 11-18-2009, 11:54 PM

When it come to CPU speed in GHz, FSB speed in MHz, and L2 cache in kB, more is always better. That said, the N280's advantages are slight, and not worth much $$$.


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Question 11-19-2009, 07:19 AM

Sorry for the double post >.<

So u think its worth the 25$??!??????
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Default 11-19-2009, 12:41 PM

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Sorry for the double post >.<

So u think its worth the 25$??!??????
Since netbooks are supposed to be cheap, I can't see myself spending $25 on the N280 upgrade. $10 sure. $15 maybe.


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Default 11-19-2009, 11:23 PM

Your right.
I don't think the IntelĀ® Atom ProcessorĀ® N280 (1.66GHz/667MHz FSB/512K cache) for 25$ is worth it...


A 3.25% increase in performance somebody said

Not worth it

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Default 11-20-2009, 12:33 AM

honestly a 60Mhz increase isn't gonna get you much more performance. Maybe on a video card, but not on a cpu, even if it's an atom.
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Default 11-20-2009, 01:48 AM

Speaking for myself, and all things being equal...why the heck not. Consider you're not just getting a faster processor, but also faster RAM access. It might not be much, but we're talking about pretty lightweight machines to begin with. Any little extra bit of oomph is welcome.
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Default 11-20-2009, 01:57 AM

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...but also faster RAM access....
This thread suggests that N280 equipped Minis still run the RAM at 533MHz/PC2-4200. Disappointing, I know.


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Default 11-20-2009, 12:36 PM

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This thread suggests that N280 equipped Minis still run the RAM at 533MHz/PC2-4200. Disappointing, I know.
Ugh... well that changes things, then.
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Default 11-20-2009, 12:58 PM

I opted for the n280 in my mini10v. My reasoning was the faster the bus speed the quicker it would respond. Granted its not much, and now that someone says the ram is the same speed on the two... hmmm

I do plan on upgrading to 2g of ram someday. And even on the dell website it says the ram recommendation is faster than what the base processor needs....


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