do you think adding RAm would help?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by the_music_man, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    i currently have 256ddr ram. and i usually like to multitask and stuff and i thought 256 would be enough . but when i load my games it takes a long time to open up another program. do you think geting 512mb (or maybe 256) more RAM would help??
     
  2. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    by the way RAM is cheap now these days! 55 bucks for 512 kingston DDR RAM!

    btw Kingston is what i have currently in my system
     
  3. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    its always best to get some extra ram while the price is low... also, 256mb ram is pretty much beginning to become standard for systems with winxp (for them to run any good at least)

    512mb is like £42 in UK... I'm debating whether to get 1gb of ram this weekend when i get my p4 2.4ghz :)
     
  4. FoSsiL

    FoSsiL Guest

    lucky for you ddr is cheap. im currently using rumbus rams (pc-800) and wanting to upgrade but i dont see these ram price dropping at all. dunnno why rumbus is so expensive, plus these have been around pretty long already
     
  5. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    get more ram as much as u can afford while the price is down, its predicted that its going to be headed back up at the end of march, so in a few weeks :(
     
  6. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    good idea
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    u r going 2 notice huge differances in performance from two hundred and fifty six mbs 2 five hundred and twelve mbs, but after that, you will almost surely notice no diff at all.

    save your money after 512
     
  8. cruiser78

    cruiser78 Me

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    i used to have 384 mb of ram then i added another 128 to make it 512 and noticed quite a bit better performance... so i'd say definitely go for it.
     
  9. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    going from 256 to 512 will make a world of diference.
     
  10. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I went from 512mb ddr 2700 to 768mb and was impressed by the diifference .....:)
     
  11. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    In what applcations?
     
  12. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Most everything, opens faster , crunching video is smoother , commpressing music also , and overall game play is faster , smoother :)
     
  13. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    cool! i need to get me some RAM.. oh and is it easy to install? do you plug them in those blue slots or white slots (look @ pic)?
     
  14. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    Blue, he he. :D White are PCI slots
     
  15. Krux

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    Ohhhh man hes in trouble :D :p
     
  16. jumpy

    jumpy Guest

    You could try putting the ram in the white slots, just remember to have a camera ready and post some pics here when you're done. Muhahahahaha. :p
     
  17. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    LOL, go for it :D
     
  18. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    hehe i have a digicam so i'll be sure to get some pics!:D hahah
     
  19. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    LOOKS for pics @@


    :p
     
  20. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    prodj88: I am assuming you are running XP. In case you are not, and you happen to be running ME or 9x you need to be aware that they will not recognize anything over 512.