I'm just looking for bit of advice on a RAM upgrade. I've been quite happily running XP for a few years with 1Gb of RAM, and was quite happy with it. I've recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate on a second drive, and while it's not exactly running slowly, I feel sure that I can detect just the slightest dip in performance when I compare it to XP, which I still run on the same machine. It's nothing awful: just the likes of browser windows, folders and applications opening that little bit slower - they just don't seem quite as 'instant' as they do in XP.
So, should I go for another 1Gb to double, or another 2Gb to treble my memory... and how big a difference should I notice? And if so, I'm sure I've read that installing say 1 x 2Gb stick can be slightly inferior (or superior?) to 2 x 1Gb sticks? And if so is this dependent on whether the dual channel memory is an option? As you can see, I'm really not too clued up on this!
The machine is a Dell GX280, with Pentium 4 3.0GHz processor, and the following applies to my machine (from Dell site):
4 DIMM slots; Non-ECC dual channel shared DDR2 SDRAM system memory (400Mhz)) up to 4Gb
Any advice would be appreciated.
Edited by Unfortunato, 01 November 2010 - 05:27 PM.