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Old 10-11-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Question Need advice please (Can I Upgreade my RAM) or what's should I do?

Hi all, thank you before.
I am too blind about PC. I need advice with my old PC (Windows XP Pentium 4).
I've check with software to know spech of my PC. But I still blind with these words

Here are the result of checking:


- Cores 1
- Threads 1
- Name Intel Pentium 4
- Package Socket 478 mPGA
- Technology 0.13um
- Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz
- Family F
- Extended Family F
- Model 2
- Extended Model 2
- Stepping 7
- Revision C1


- Manufacturer U COMPANY
- Model U8568
- Chipset Vendor VIA
- Chipset Model P4X266 (VT8753)
- Chipset Revision 01
- Southbridge Vendor VIA
- Southbridge Model VT8233A


Type DDR

- Size 256 MBytes
- DRAM Frequency 133.3 MHz
- CAS# Latency (CL) 2.5 clocks
- RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 3 clocks
- RAS# Precharge (tRP) 3 clocks
- Cycle Time (tRAS) 6 clocks

Physical Memory

- Memory Usage 91 %
- Total Physical 255 MB
- Available Physical 21 MB
- Total Virtual 2.00 GB
- Available Virtual 1.92 GB
Everyday, I used this PC to surf the internet with Firefox, and day after day. My PC runs very slow! Even just used to runs 1 Firefox window and 3 Notepad window.
I've removed many "heavy" programs like Photoshop. But still slow respond. I just got 15-30 minutes my PC runs well and after that I need to restart my PC even runs with safe mode.
I've did many tutorial to clean up, tune up, clearing error, ect. But I don't get any my PC runs faster.
I just check the "Task Manager" and I seen the "PF Usage" is up to 680MB or 8th of 10 line.
More than 3/4.
So, Can I just upgrade my RAM Memory? If I can which best for my PC? According the spech above?
Or if there another ways, what is it?
All suggest or advice will very apreciated it.
Thank you.

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Old 10-11-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need advice please (Can I Upgreade my RAM) or what's should I do?

3gb RAM should do you fine.

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Old 10-11-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Need advice please (Can I Upgreade my RAM) or what's should I do?

2GB of RAM is all that motherboard will support.
But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard... to be the Shepherd.
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