Mushkin PC2-5300 DDR2 SODIMM 2 X 2 GB MemoryFormer staff writer -
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So far, the total cost of my experiment has come to 664 dollars, compared to the last laptop I purchased, my total savings are 786 dollars. So was the cost of upgrading the RAM worth it? Yes. The Mushkin DDR2 SODIMM PC-2 5300 2 x 2GB truly increases the performance of the system. Load times have decreased, programs open faster and multitasking did not freeze the computer as it did with the RAM that came with the system. On average, 1GB of everyday SODIMM memory will cost 100 to 110 dollars (at a retail store), while if you were to purchase a laptop that had at least 2GB of RAM with a good processor, you are already somewhere over 1000 dollars. I would have to recommend the Mushkin DDR2 SODIMM PC-2 5300 2 x 2GB to anyone who is upgrading memory in their laptop. For 4GB, it is worth the price.
As I shut down part 1 of the review and get ready to install the new hard drive, let's see how long it took to actually shut down the laptop.
System Shut Down (seconds):