11-13-2009 12:09 PM
Hi, I just ordered a P8800 to upgrade from my T3200 CPU on my Y430. I have 4GB DDR2 667mhz memory in there. Would 667 to 800mhz memory make that much of a difference? Also will this make a difference in gaming?
11-13-2009 12:47 PM
i have to say that after install Windows 7 my FPS went up a bit. As well as being able to run on medium graphics vs low (Battlefield 2, STALKER, etc.). But I was also wondering if having the 667mhz memory would it make much of a difference upgrading to 800mhz? I do some video editing and Photoshop so any extra power would help.
The P8800 is 2.6 Core 2 Duo with 3MB L2 and 1066mhz FSB
The T3200 is 2.0 Pentium Dual Core with 1MB L2 and 667mhz FSB
11-19-2009 08:46 AM
Well I installed the P8800 and wow what a difference. Everything is much more snappier. I encoded an MKV video to burn to DVD with the T3200. It encoded at 52-55 fps. With the P8800 the same file encoded at 82-88 fps. Plus my Windows 7 Index for CPU and Memory went from 5.1 to 6.2.