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#1 edwin_53021

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:46 AM

would buying a new RAM for PC mean reinstalling the OS?

coz its like this, i installed microsoft word 2007 in my PC...
the system requirement said at least 258 mb, much to my surprise..\
i only have 128 mb, my problem here is that after installing the microsoft word..
the speed of my pc went slow to the extent that i wait for 10 minutes just to open up
a document...

if i will buy a RAM, would that mean reinstalling OS? or just plug it in the motherboard
and everything's done?

what other recommendations can you give me about RAM...



os: microsoft xp media center 2004 1000mhz..

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:21 AM

that's an old windows 98/windows me computer?

it wasn't really built for new operating systems or heavy duty apps like office

Several hundred dollars worth of software needs several hundred dollars worth of hardware to run it.

http://www.crucial.com/

the advisor here will be able to tell you what kind of ram you need
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:22 AM

Adding RAM does not mean you have to reinstall. It will definately help your computer run faster though. I would recommend getting 512 meg ram, at least, if you can. It depends on your computer and which OS you are using. I run XP Pro and have 1.5 gig ram and my computer runs pretty good. If you are useing 98 then 512 will do just fine. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:28 AM

that's an old windows 98/windows me computer?

it wasn't really built for new operating systems or heavy duty apps like office

Several hundred dollars worth of software needs several hundred dollars worth of hardware to run it.

http://www.crucial.com/

the advisor here will be able to tell you what kind of ram you need




what do you mean by windows 98/windows me? are these OSs? mine is windows XP media center 2004

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:30 AM

Adding RAM does not mean you have to reinstall. It will definately help your computer run faster though. I would recommend getting 512 meg ram, at least, if you can. It depends on your computer and which OS you are using. I run XP Pro and have 1.5 gig ram and my computer runs pretty good. If you are useing 98 then 512 will do just fine. :thumbsup:





are all rams compatible with all motherboards or i should see the motherboard? i don't have a manual for my board...

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:31 AM

mine is a pentium III... i forgot...

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:40 AM

No you definately should not have to reinstall your OS. In most cases its as simple as clipping it into your motherboard.

What concerns me though is that you're apparently running windows media center on 128MB of RAM?? Are you sure about this?? If you do only have 128MB, I'd recommend buying at least a 1GB stick and replacing the 128 with it.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:45 AM

you said 1 GHz(P III ?) and 128 MB ram

that usually indicated a computer from pre windows xp days

your OS is just xp sp2 with some multimedia enhancements that require even more cpu and ram

ram will need to match up to your hardware not your operating system

you will have to tell crucial what your motherboard is or what make and model of computer you have
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:47 PM

If you do not know what motherboard you have you can use SIW to find out the information. Look under hardware.
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