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How much RAM should I add?


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#1 yellowdog5

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 11:15 AM

My computer has Intel D845WN and Windows XP professional. Currently only 127mb of RAM are installed. The places that sell RAM recommend mostly to add 512mb, but one of them recommends 1gb. I assume this is in addition to the 127mb already installed. Which should I install, 512mb or 1gb? I do some photo editing, but nothing really complicated. The biggest problem I have is the higher resolution photos sometimes slow everything down.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:53 PM

:thumbsup: It apperas you are runing a Pentium 4 system, You have to use PC133 SDRAMM only, there are 3 DIMM slots on the motherboard it cam support up to 3 GB. What you see of 127 mb is more than 128mb SDRMM. It is possible that you may have to update your BIOS. Check inside your computer and see if you have two open slots. Some sites say you can only populate each slot with 512mb max. I don't yhink so. I depends how much you want to spend, you can add a 512mb SDRAMM and see if it does what you want, it might be OK if now then you can get another 512MB stick. Hope this helps you. Good luck check itnel site for info or your manual if you still have it.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:42 PM

If you go with some one like Crucial you are going to be looking at about $150.00 to max out your RAM. I have a friend that just purchased a Emachine for $200.00, 3GB of RAM, a dual core AMD CPU, a 200+GB hdd, a DVD-RW, and Vista home premium. I would seriously look into purchasing another computer rather than invest anymore money in a machine this old.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:17 AM

its a old computer that uses sd ram
i wouldent waste money on it
and sd ram can be really expensive

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:08 AM

Well, I finally got what I wanted. I found 2 sticks on ebay, 512mb each, that Intel has had tested for my board, and I also added a usb2.0 card. (be careful on ebay, check out the product, and make sure the seller will stand behind it). Including the antistatic strap and the canned air, it was only $80! The difference is awesome! If it only lasts a couple of weeks, it will be worth it! Thank you.




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