Posted 30 December 2007 - 07:48 AM
The reviewer complained of the inability of the card to work with both 3gB and 4gB of RAM - but also stated it was only tested with a 2gB and two 4gB systems. I wonder why that is?
Also, difficulties with 3 and 4 gB of RAM on systems is usually linked to the ability of the motherboard (and particularly the drive controllers) to make use of the added RAM. If that much RAM is an issue (as it was with me), then I'd suggest either getting a motherboard that can deal with this, or installing a 64 bit OS (as I did). Keeping a system with 4 gB of RAM may or may not work - but the errors can be sporadic and difficult to isolate.
So, the card not working with 3 and 4 gB systems could be a card issue, a mobo issue, or an installation error.
Have you checked his signal strength with the USB dongle thingie? If it's a low signal strength issue, then there's some steps to take to improve that that won't require new equipment. Realigning the antennas and removing any electrical items from the areas in/around/and between the router and the computer may improve things.
I'd suspect that the PCI card would work a tad bit better than the USB - but other members here would disagree with this, so don't use it as the sole criteria for deciding. The external, movable antenna could help with reception issues.
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