Dell Vostro 1015 Speed up: RAM & SSD?

elodman

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Currently it has 1 piece of 2GB RAM module, I plan to buy another one, for this RAM:
[General Module Information]
Module Number: 0
Module Size: 2048 MBytes
Memory Type: DDR2-SDRAM
Module Type: SO-DIMM
Error Check/Correction: None
Memory Speed: 400.0 MHz (PC2-6400)
Module Manufacturer: Samsung
Module Part Number: M4 70T5663EH3-CF7
Module Serial Number: 3201526166
Module Manufacturing Date: Year: 2009, Week: 3

[Module Characteristics]
Module Width: 64-bits
Module Voltage: SSTL 1.8V
SPD Revision: 1.2
Number Of Ranks: 2
Row Address Bits: 14
Column Address Bits: 10
Number Of Banks: 8

[Module timing]
Supported Burst Lengths: 4, 8
Refresh Rate: Reduced 0.5x (7.8 us)
Supported CAS Latencies (tCAS): 6.0, 5.0, 4.0
Min. RAS-to-CAS Delay (tRCD): 15.00 ns
Min. Row Precharge Time (tRP): 15.00 ns
Min. RAS Pulse Width (tRAS): 45 ns

Supported Module Timing at 400.0 MHz: 6.0-6-6-18
Supported Module Timing at 333.3 MHz: 5.0-5-5-15
Supported Module Timing at 266.7 MHz: 4.0-4-4-12

Min. Row-Activate To Row-Activate Delay (tRRD): 7.50 ns
Write Recovery Time (tWR): 15.00 ns
Internal write to read command delay (tWTR): 7.50 ns
Internal read to precharge command delay (tRTP): 7.50 ns
Minimum Activate to Activate/Refresh Time (tRC): 60.00 ns
Minimum Refresh to Activate/Refresh Command Period (tRFC): 127.50 ns
Address and Command Setup Time Before Clock (tIS): 0.17 ns
Address and Command Setup Time After Clock (tIH): 0.25 ns
Data Input Setup Time Before Strobe (tDS): 0.05 ns
Data Input Setup Time After Strobe (tDH): 0.12 ns

I also plan on changing to SSD.

May I trust eg Crucial's site for choosing compatible parts?
http://eu.crucial.com/eur/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/vostro-1015

Thanx.
 

dudeman509

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in boot, browsing, office load times?
All will be improved significantly. I put a 120G SSD in a C2D (the slowest one - 1.66 GHz) and it boots in ~10 seconds, loads Chrome instantly (multiple-tab browsing is slow, but improved - it only has 2G RAM as well), and office applications snap right open. It's still slow, but it feels like the computer was moved ahead a couple years in performance.

(also, perhaps later, if newer Windows has to be installed and driver issues emerge, perhaps the SSD could be placed into a new laptop)
Definitely, although Windows will have to be completely reinstalled on the drive when moved to a new computer.
 

dudeman509

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RAM & SSD will definitely speed it up a bit, but the processor is so old that I wouldn't expect huge gains in day-to-day usability. You could pick up a modern i3 for ~$300 and add an SSD to that system as well.

Yes, that system is DDR2-800 as Crucial's site says.
 

elodman

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Thanx for your answer.

It is gonna be used for browsing, light office stuff only with Win 7. (No linux for some resasons)
How much acceleration do you think could be achieved with SSD & RAM upgrade - in boot, browsing, office load times?

(also, perhaps later, if newer Windows has to be installed and driver issues emerge, perhaps the SSD could be placed into a new laptop)
 

dudeman509

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Jan 23, 2015
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in boot, browsing, office load times?
All will be improved significantly. I put a 120G SSD in a C2D (the slowest one - 1.66 GHz) and it boots in ~10 seconds, loads Chrome instantly (multiple-tab browsing is slow, but improved - it only has 2G RAM as well), and office applications snap right open. It's still slow, but it feels like the computer was moved ahead a couple years in performance.

(also, perhaps later, if newer Windows has to be installed and driver issues emerge, perhaps the SSD could be placed into a new laptop)
Definitely, although Windows will have to be completely reinstalled on the drive when moved to a new computer.
 
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