Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:53 PM
Okay, this may be a stupid question ---- or maybe it's just one that can't really be answered objectively. But I'm going to ask it anyway, just because I'm here and I can.
I just posted a question about installing extra RAM, and after doing some reading up, I think I can install it myself. It doesn't seem to be that hard of a task.
What I'm wondering now is, how much extra RAM should I get? I'm currently running with 256 MB, nd my computer at times slows to a crawl. When I'm online (and I'm just about always online), I'm usually running a bunch of programs at once (i.e., MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, Outlook Express), all while surfing the Net *and*, more often than not, backing up a CD or DVD.
I called my computer guy the other day (the same company I bought my computer from), and he told me that I could get 256 MB of RAM for $59.95, or 512 MB for $79.95.
I'm leaning towards the higher amount of RAM simply because I figure that, for 20 bucks extra, I'm getting twice the RAM and as the technician told me, "When you're running XP with a DVD burner, the more RAM the better."
Snoofie : Computer Geek Wannabe
Dell Inspiron 5537
Intel Core i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60 GHz
8.00 GB RAM
Windows 10, 64-bit