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    Question Ram?

    Why do people throughout these forums select such a small (less than 512mb.) amount of RAM?

    I have noticed on my laptop, which is a ThinkPad T41p (1.7ghz. Pentium M and 1gb. RAM), that it seems to run faster than my HP tower (2.8ghz. P4 and 512mb. of RAM). I attributed this to the fact that my ThinkPad has more RAM. I may be incorrect.

    Now, if I were to use a smaller amount of RAM, wouldn't the carputer run noticeably slower than if I were to use 1gb? Is that much RAM actually needed for a carputer?

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    It is because people are not making supercomputers in their car to game and such. They just want basic functions ideal for their car. These functions dont require high ram rly. I recommend 512 mb just bcz it is only like 20 bucks more. Rly depends on what you will be using carputer for.

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    I use hibernation with my compter. The more ram the longer it takes to go to and return from hibernation. Although it may speed up the computer slightly, I don't have any performance issues. It doesn't take much to play music, run gps and surf the internet. In this case, bigger isn't better.
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    You're not comparing equals. Pentium Ms have lots of cache, and will generally run faster than a P4. My 2GHz Pentium M with 512Mb runs quicker than my 3.4GHz Pentium 4 with 1Gb.
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    I don't understand your question then. I mean that seems more like a statement. If you are asking for a reason why some computers that you expect to be slow are faster than those expected to be fast... there are LOTS of factors that contribute to e good explanation.

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    I'm curious, how do you use hibernation? Is there an option on the shutdown controller that lets you choose between shut down and hibernate?

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    That option is available in your Power Settings under Control Panel. The power supply will only send a signal to the power button, that all

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    might be a better question, to ask what type of computer you looking for, then asking questions that seem pointless.


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