Ok, so I've been bitten by the emulator bug. Downloaded the ePSXe (Playstation 1) emulator. Sometimes, when I have only the emulator open, it bogs. Hardcore. Which sucks, because a big portion of the game I'm playing is timing. So anyways......
I've got a Dell Studio 1737. Model number PP31L. (I know, should've just gone with the XPS or something from Asus and called it a day...)
Processor specs: Intel Core2 Duo T6400
Graphics card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Memory: 4096 MB (2x 2048)
So, theoretically, I should be blowing the Playstation specs out of the water (PS1 had 1GB VRAM and 2GB RAM, and 512KB sound), even after running an OS in the background. Apparently the fact that my dedicated memory is only 256MB is a major bottleneck for the graphics processing portion.
Now, my question.... Can I upgrade to 8GB memory, since my graphics card is s***, and non-replaceable? I know there's a lot more stuff to take into consideration than what I've listed, like processor speed, so that's why I downloaded CPU-Z and am going to be sharing a screenshot showcasing each tab! Without further delay:http://i.imgur.com/vyiYO.jpg
There's a lot of info out there saying that the max capacity is 4GB, but that's just from the Dell manual. Other people say they are running 6GB (2GB+4GB) without problems, and some are saying 8GB is fine, due to my chipset being the PM45 motherboard, which is capable of handling 800MHz (from what I've read, at least.)
Just seems like there's so much confusing information out there, with some people saying yes, and some people saying no. Guess I'm looking for a more definitive answer before I go and drop $150+ on something that isn't going to work. Also, will a 4GB -> 8GB make a big difference in gaming ability?