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Windows XP and Ram


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#1 audioAl

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 06:03 AM

I am in inquiry of someone with the knowledge of the speed benefit of 1 gig vs 2gig of additional ram in the XP os? Is 1 gig all one needs for good performance, or is there a real difference in 2 gigs?
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 06:59 AM

A lot depends on what you are doing with your computer. Streaming video or audio, having multiple applications open at the same time and many other reasons will determine how much RAM is needed.

In most cases "Yes" you will notice a difference. For someone that does very little and only surfs one web page at a time, you would not notice it as much.


I hope this helps. At the price of RAM these days, it still remains the single most economical item that can increase performance.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:58 PM

Windows XP does well with 1 GB of ram. If you are playing DVDs or doing graphics, then you will need 2 GB or more.
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:16 AM

Thanks to both of you, I believe the 1 gig upgrade will be plenty for this client. Cheers! Alan
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