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Aspire one memory question

By metzy85
Nov 17, 2008
  1. What does it mean when they say this in the specs "1GB (512MB onboard/512MB SODIMM slot"
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Onboard can mean built into the Motherboard circuitry (well it use to be)
    But many "onboard" Ram, is actually just another Ram card plugged into the Motherboard (how strange I know)
     
  3. metzy85

    metzy85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    ok well the part i am most confused on is y does it say 512MB SODIMM slot is that actually like a card memory part
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    SO-DIMMs are a smaller alternative to a DIMM, being roughly half the size of regular DIMMs. SO-DIMMS are often used in systems which have space restrictions such as notebooks
     
  5. metzy85

    metzy85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    thus y they are using it in a aspire one. OK just irritates me how they put some ram on board. seems like it would defeat the purpose and be kinda slow
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I like the Ram onboard idea
    That way, you don't even need any Ram cards plugged in

    Mind you 512 is very low

    I usually recommend minimum:
    2 Gig for Xp SP3
    4 Gig for Vista SP1
     
  7. metzy85

    metzy85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    I feel the same about both those ram specs nothing short of that. What is your opinion though on the best netbook i am in the market for one. Got any ideas??
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    A netbook is a small to medium sized, light-weight, low-cost, energy-efficient laptop, generally optimized for internet based services such as web browsing

    Doh! I can't stop quoting these things, now you've done it :)

    I usually recommend shop around, have a look at the big brands like Dell
    Sorry I can't be more specific, sales is really not my area
     
  9. metzy85

    metzy85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    well looks like i will have to search the forums/post a topic on the recomendation s then
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes, that would be good
    I hope the technical part was explained clearly to you, and you are now happy with that
    :grinthumb
     
  11. metzy85

    metzy85 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    very much so thanks much man
     
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