Add Memory in WinXP

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by q12368c, Oct 5, 2002.

  1. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    Hello

    I am using PIII 500MHZ with 196MB memory under Windows XP.
    I want to buy 128MB or 256MB memoery to speed up the performanance of XP. Is it better if I add more memoey under XP?

    thk.
     
  2. Taurus

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    it's a good idea, but it depends on what you do with your computer. if you.. 1) play games, 2) have lots of programs open, or 3) use single, large programs (photoshop, etc).. then i would say it's a good idea. but if you just mostly surf the net or whatever, i wouldn't worry about it.
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Yes ... go for it.
    The more memory, the better.
     
  4. sojourn

    sojourn Guest

    couldnt hurt

    just make sure you buy the right type of ram
     
  5. funky dredd

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    definitely go for it. I went from 256 to 768 on my pc and that sucker flies now. I used to see it bog down but not anymore...
     
  6. Taurus

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    also, if you have things like anti-virus running in the background. those eat up a good amount of memory and you will probly run short with 192mb.

    you can also open task manager and, under the performance tab, you can see how much "physical memory" you have available at any given time. if it ever goes below, say, 30mb then i'd upgrade. i guarantee that if you do any of those things i mentioned before, that 192mb won't be enough for smooth performance.

    make sure you have a free memory slot, though. or else you might be replacing the 64mb stick instead of just adding.
     
  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Hey q12368c, click on the CRUCIAL link at the top of the Forum's pages. Support this Site and get a good deal on Memory. :D

    BTW... Get a 512 MB Memory Stick they're cheap enough and it would be much better for XP. :D
     
  8. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    Hi

    The menu popup in start icon delay a few second, is it the CPU problem or memory not enough?I forgot the speed of my memory..how can I know under any program?
     
  9. Taurus

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    your start menu takes a second to load up? that would probably be from lack of memory, i'd imagine.

    just get pc133 sdram... anything slower will be the same price.
     
  10. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Memory max

    The max memory usable by XP is really 512Mb for high multimedia usage
    Any additions after this have minimal advantage
     
  11. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    The more, the better. More ( in case of memory and CPU speed ) is better.