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Old 09-20-2006, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Processor Speed vs Amount of RAM

I'm currently looking at some upgrades(for both processor and ram) but I only have enough money for one.

I'm leaning towards more ram because it tends to offer the most performace but I know the processor is very important to speed too.

What do you think?
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well if you have slower CPU get a newer one.
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well if you have slower CPU get a newer one.
Well it's not that slow. It's a P4.

What im asking is that will a faster cpu offer more speed than more ram.
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what are your current specs?
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what are your current specs?
P4 at 2.53 and 1 gig of ram.

My desktop can handle 2 gigs.
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yeah put more ram in. that will improve performance more than a processor.... unless u get a pentium d, but those are socket 775 and im not sure what socket u have...
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yeah put more ram in. that will improve performance more than a processor.... unless u get a pentium d, but those are socket 775 and im not sure what socket u have...
will ram increase performace more than a processor in most cases?
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yes.
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P4 at 2.53 and 1 gig of ram.

My desktop can handle 2 gigs.
get more ram.
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k, ill get the extra ram then.
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