(System info is listed in signature line for your reference). The Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop (purchased used in late 2010), running Win XP Pro with 512 MB RAM & 3.00 gHz CPU, is getting somewhat slower...in booting/restarting, internet access, even just opening a Word or Excel file offline seems to take too long at times. (NO viruses, malware, etc are present either).
I've looked on the Newegg.com site (using their scanner device they have as well to scan my system) to see what RAM upgrades are available for my machine. (I was unable to append a copy of the scanned pdf page from the Newegg report here; there doesn't seem to be any way to do so). It appears they recommend an upgrade to 2 GB (1 GB x 2)...in keeping with the manufacturer's specs.
My question: Given the computer & OS I presently have, would it be worthwhile to upgrade the RAM from 512 MB to 2 GB to (hopefully) increase the operating efficiency, or should I just consider looking for another used computer with more than 512 of RAM installed?
Thank you for your time and any suggestions!
Edited by spc3rd, 22 December 2011 - 06:44 AM.