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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:09 pm 
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I recently acquired a CF-29 and it has a 512 ram card in it. I ordered a 1 gig ram card. Will this speed things up or are there other things I can do? Running Windows XP Pro.

Oh, I am new here, and I have been looking around. I apologize if this has been addressed some where else.

Thanks in advance for any help.


I mean Win XP Pro, just edited

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:13 pm 
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Assuming this is the 29ETKGZKM: Ram info found @ Crucial http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatibl ... -29etpgzkm

1280 or 1536 max ram. (Is WP Pro a typo?) Touchscreens have 512 on the mobo. Non-touch 256.
So 512 + 1024 = 1536
Everybody has to start somewhere. Welcome.

A SSD and LINUX MX-14 will amaze you. Cabling is a little strange......I use a techtuff converter.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:25 am 
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welcome pp999,
adding more memory should have these effects:

positive:
1) more ram gb = less disk io (more cached files, less swap/hiberfile.sys) = much more responsive system and slightly longer battery life

negative:
2) more ram gb = hibernate/resume take longer (about 5sec for 1gb or 80sec for 16gb) (sata 1 speed for fully rugged models)

mostly irrelevant; highly dependent on individual usage pattern and also likely to be outweighted by 1):
3) more ram modules = more power consumption = slightly shorter battery life
4) more ram modules = more heat = more likely the TB throttles itself to prevent overheating (only during number crunching)

BR,
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:04 am 
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this adapter. I tested one and they work great.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Use-2-5-SSD-or- ... 0721697924

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:35 am 
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Hello and Thanks to all. The ram I ordered is the same one as the link you gave, sadlmkr.
It is a touchscreen model and I edited my post to correct it to read Win XP Pro.
Is a SSD drive that much quicker, and do I have to use the adapter shawn linked to? Or is that for a certain type of SSD drive?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:38 am 
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Yes SSD is that much quicker.
That is the only adapter that I can say for sure will work. Cheap ones are quite a gamble. The fail unpredictably too.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:36 am 
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I recommend the techtuff product only.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:16 am 
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Thanks again, I will consider the ssd drive after I get the new ram and see how performance changes. Its great to have a place where there is some good people with valuable knowledge. I hope to have some knowledge to contribute someday myself.

I was looking at ssd drives on amazon, a lot of choices. I know I need a 2.5", but I saw sata , I,II,III ? What do you guys recommend I buy? I will probably get a smaller drive 80 gig or so, just confused from there.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:59 pm 
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sata I is fast enough. You will never see transfer rates above that.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:43 pm 
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Ok, thanks Shawn.

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