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Any need for system format after RAM upgrade?


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#1 The Lynx

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 04:50 PM

Hi. I just upgraded my RAM from 1GB to 3GB. I was told to also format my system to ''balance out the memory''. Please what does that mean and is there any need? Thanks.
My system details are MS Vista, 32-bit, Inter Core2 Duo 2GHz X 2, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:21 PM

Reformatting the HDD after adding RAM will not "balance out the memory" and, in fact, will make no difference whatsoever. Absolutely ludicrous advice.
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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:43 PM

what strolln has said is accurate, there is no need to reformat your computer-it should automatically recognize the memory no problem whatsoever. If there is a problem with system stability, a reformat will not solve anything.

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 04:29 PM

Thanks so much for the advice 'Strolln' and 'the_patriot09'. Now I can rest easy and enjoy my upgrade. Much appreciation.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:44 PM

Hi. I just upgraded my RAM from 1GB to 3GB. I was told to also format my system to ''balance out the memory''. Please what does that mean and is there any need? Thanks.
My system details are MS Vista, 32-bit, Inter Core2 Duo 2GHz X 2, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS.


Whoever told you that should go back to flipping burgers because they do not understand anything about computers.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:48 PM

lol i agree, keep flipping burgers.

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 06:53 PM

YIKES! Who on earth gave that person the authority to give computer advice? Reformat to "balance out" the memory? What the heck does that mean? I've upgraded RAM numerous times - just pull the old, plug in the new, or add the extra that your putting in, and start the computer up. One of the easiest things to do with a computer.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:42 PM

I feel the need to point out something here.

The forum exists...to provide opportunities for all of us...to suggest, express, learn, get assistance.

Comments that merely express personal stances...but neither inform or attempt to be helpful...are probably best left inside your head, IMO.

I believe that such...may explain why the originator of such comments in this thread...has that nice category known as "banned" affixed to his icon.

We can have fun...we can learn...we can communicate. Let's not get caught up with belittling those...who may not know as much as we...think...we know. I see no useful value in that...for the various other members of the forum...we all know how to belittle and laugh at things that others do or (seemingly) don't know.

BTW: There are forum rules about behavior...you can read them anytime by clicking the appropriate button (Rules) at the upper portion of any webpage (I believe).

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 07:30 PM

I feel the need to point out something here.

The forum exists...to provide opportunities for all of us...to suggest, express, learn, get assistance.

Comments that merely express personal stances...but neither inform or attempt to be helpful...are probably best left inside your head, IMO.

I believe that such...may explain why the originator of such comments in this thread...has that nice category known as "banned" affixed to his icon.

We can have fun...we can learn...we can communicate. Let's not get caught up with belittling those...who may not know as much as we...think...we know. I see no useful value in that...for the various other members of the forum...we all know how to belittle and laugh at things that others do or (seemingly) don't know.

BTW: There are forum rules about behavior...you can read them anytime by clicking the appropriate button (Rules) at the upper portion of any webpage (I believe).

Off the soapbox :).

Louis

You're quite right, Louis, and I apologize. It's just that every so often, I see something like, "I was told by so and so that I have to do this," and I want to tear my hair out. However, I should learn to construct my responses in a more positive way.

Edited by MelissaPleases, 17 November 2010 - 07:30 PM.

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