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How Do I Identify What Type Of Ram To Buy?


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#1 pooterdummie

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 10:39 PM

HI
My daughter's computer has 128 megs of RAM, is a P4, it's running very very slow, I want to buy more ram for her but dont know how to figger out what she needs. :thumbsup:
In Windows Task Manager, her CPU usage is fluctuating from 14 to 94 % !! She has 36 Processes. I hope someone can offer some advice. Thanx

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:51 PM

www.cruical.com can help you out. they will scope your computer and tell you exactly what to buy, and guarantee it will work. The open processes are better approached with the startp programs. Look up as you read this and you will see a link to statrup programs. Everything you need to know {and more} is there. Good luck. :thumbsup:
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 01:37 AM

You can run Everest Home and it will tell you what you have in the computer right now. When you upgrade go atleast to 512mb.
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 08:17 AM

Thank you both very much for the help, I shall check them both out.
Appreciate the help

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 07:54 PM

There is a typo in Gunner's link - just in case you don't know it's http://www.crucial.com/

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 08:43 PM

Gunner's on the mark with his comment about running processes. I've got 43 running processes on my system with 2 gB of RAM. 36 running on only 128 is gonna slow your daughter way, way down! You can cut them down to between 25 and 29 easily.
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