Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:36 PM
I am surprised your PC moves at all, with only 95megs of RAM running XP. With RAM, you are limited by the maximum the motherboard can handle and how many slots. I was trained to always buy the biggest stick available. They talk in the realm of 1GIG of RAM now; and my new piece-of-junk PC will hold a max of 2gigs of RAM. Virus/Spy protection programs take lots of RAM in themselves. It's ez to install RAM, just make sure the biggest stick is in the first slot. You also have to know the speed, such as PC100 or PC2700. Even PC100 RAM is expensive these days and hard to find. In fact, I think it has been tossed out and the minimum is PC 130...
Archer is probably more familiar with hardware, but, dontcha think its time to get a new PC? I ended up spending about 450 on mine, because it only came with 512 of RAM and I needed to add a gig. ($80 was cheap). And the OEM software was a real ripoff. I didn't get an XP CD.
I kept my old machine, still humming on Win98, loaded with software that works. BLEEP Microsoft for discontinuing support and cramming Vista into the arena: it has hardware requirements so the old machines are going to be good money wasted.
Just my opinion, and a bit of experience.
Best of luck,
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