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#1 CmmTch

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 07:12 PM

Hi, I've just installed another stick of 512M RAM. My MB has 2 slots with max of 512M per slot. It now has a total of 1G RAM. Computer booted up fine and sees the additional memory, there were no problems that I can see.

My question is, do I need to do anything to optimize the pc to take advantage of the additional RAM, or will XP take care of that?

TIA for any and all replies.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 07:42 PM

xp's very good with ram, especially from 512 megs to 1 gig. Leave it alone, the only concern would be your hibernate file, if enabled, will take up a little more hard drive space. Optimize your pc by not running apps at bootup that you can start manually.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:03 PM

I agree with DaChew!

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:12 PM

Thank you Chewy, and ucanfixit :thumbsup: I find most things electronic work much better and last longer if you don't screw around with them. Only do what's needed, no more, no less. Especially when it comes to Mr. Bills stuff since W2K.
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:12 PM

My wife won't let me "fix" her system - and it crashes far less than my system (that I "fix" regularly). There may be something to the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" adage! :thumbsup:
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