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#1 Dededina

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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:09 AM

Hope this is the place to put this. Would like to know if installing more memory in an older computer will help it run faster? I run programs in the background that help me make a few bucks a month, so I leave the puter on all nite. Someone said that run installing more memory will help it run faster, not the program DUH, but the system. Sure appreciate your help.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 10:16 AM

Hi

What operating system do you use?

What are your system specs? ( including how much RAM you have in now)
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:29 AM

Okay, here goes, I hope. Currently using ME, have 128 mb's memory, puter running at 450 mhz.
I bought it used about a year ago, not sure how long the lady had it before then. Will be totally formatting hard drive soon & putting XPPro in it. Put in a 30 gig hard drive, plus dvd/rw/cd/rw
Hope that helps.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 11:37 AM

Another 256meg will help, I ran Windows 98 on a 450mhz using 256mb and it went ok.

But if you are gonna install XP then you definetly need more ram. I recommend 512mb, but 256mb should be the minimum you should have.
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Posted 05 February 2005 - 07:55 PM

One thing about adding RAM in your computer, is that you have to find ones that will work. This can be a little difficult to find on your own, so I recommend you take these steps:

Go to crucial.com and follow the three steps. It will walk you through your computer make, and model and also ask if it is a laptop or desktop. When finished, it will show you the different memory configurations that your computer can use. In my example, it showed me that I can use 128MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB sticks; speed DDR PC2100; type 184-pin DIMM. I can take this information to a local store and look for RAM that is 184-pin DIMM DDR PC2100 and then find the amount that I want.

You may also want to take in consideration how many slots that you have available.
One of the easiest ways to do this is to open your computer case up and physically see how many sticks of RAM that you currently have.
If you prefer not to go that route and want an application to tell you, feel free to d/l Everest Home. This program will tell you everything that you need to know about your computer, and a report can even be printed out for future reference.
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 05:01 PM

Thank you JE, checked out both sites, bookmarked them cause I have a few things to get done. That was very helpful. You all are really the bomb in here :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:10 PM

You are very welcome on the help.

I love the unicorn by the way!! :thumbsup:
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