System cache and RAM

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by manokent63, Jul 4, 2002.

  1. manokent63

    manokent63 OSNN Junior Addict

    I recently upgraded my system RAM with a 128mb SDRAM module. The install went ok and when my system starts it now shows that I have 256mb of RAM.

    I have not noticed an increase in speed. In fact my system boot seems a lot slower even after using bootvis. I have been told that my system cache may not be big enough to handle the extra memory and that there is no way to get around this other than a system or motherboard upgrade. Is this correct or is there a tweak that will increase the cache?

    System info below. Forgive me..I am no techie and these are the basics.

    HP Pavilion 8690
    AMD Athlon 650mhz
    256mb SDRAM
    15GB HD
    TNT2pro 32MB AGPx2
    512kb level 2 cache built in

  2. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    hmm without putting a point on it;)


    with such a slow processor u won't c much diference. u should consider buying a faster 1 in the range of @ least 1.5 p4 (or amd equivilant) the rest of ur computer don't seem that bad though
  3. jvjb1983

    jvjb1983 Guest

    Well chances are its not your ram that was slow.

    Did you happen to check and see if your ram was the bottleneck on your computer before you upgraded.

    If not then you should look into other possiblities.
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

    Depends on what you mean with System Cache. There is cache on the CPU, L1 and L2. L1 is 32k or something and L2 is 256k or 512k mostly. Is it any of these? They can't be changed, just turned off.