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Old 12-19-2005, 01:29 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if this is the easiest way to get a performance increase from an old system. It is 2ghz processor, but the RAM is only 128mb. So I expect that if I get maybe 512mb this will be a good increase in performance?
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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Same extra ram will always help speed things up, yep. It wont have the same effect as a new CPU would for example, but going from 128MB to 512MB would give the likes of Photoshop, gaming and other memory hungry stuff a nice boost, indeed!
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Old 12-19-2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thanks. I thought that might do the trick. I don't actually use Photoshop or anything else like that. The only thing I would be using on it that uses a reasonable amount of RAM would be Firefox.

Once again, thanks for your help
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
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Is Firefox running particulary slow then? TBH You wont see a huge increase in web browser performance with more Ram. But saying that, if your running WinXP with 128MB of Ram, you will see a nice increase in overall system performance by going to 512MB and with the price of Ram at the moment, you really cant lose!

What are your other specs then mate?
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:20 PM   #5
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I had a old gateway P4 1.4 ghz with 128mb...i thought it was gettin old a while back to handle game,I put 2 more stick of 128mb and it was like a new world, will make a big diffrence, spec with the operatings sytems now being ectreamly memory huangry lol....and a video card would help, least for me and u can get a video card CHEAP (if yours is old a cheap one will be way better)
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:58 AM   #6
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go for dual channles 1gig that cost around 80 dollars from newegg
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