Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:08 AM
Posted 05 October 2008 - 09:25 AM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:55 PM
It depends on how much you wish to spend in total. For total of $200 then you should just upgrade the existing system.
You could purchase a new hard drive and then create an image of the hard drive and clone it over. A program that will do this nicely for you is Acronis True Image Home.
RAM is an interesting question, sometimes it will work fine and other times they decide not to play nice together. I always give the benefit of the doubt and recommend only using the same type of RAM together. I suggest grabbing one set of 2x 512MB Crucial RAM in a matched set to make a total of 1GB and not use the other one.
Let me know what you think of these suggestions.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 04:03 AM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:37 AM
Another brand I like is Kingston. Here is Newegg selling a 2x 512MB matched set for cheaper than two of those Crucial sticks.
Just saving you a few $$$.
Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:26 PM
Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:53 PM
You're right - I forgot to explain about an image. Sorry!
An image is an exact replica of everything on your hard drive (or other location). So when you clone a hard drive, the cloning program makes an image and copies that image over exactly as it found it, meaning the end result should be the same.
For RAM, I chose the 333 RAM because I got confused and was searching through the Crucial's "Search All Compatible Modules" section... PC-3200 (400) is faster RAM, so we'll go for this one. Sorry again! This A-DATA set has nice-looking red heatsinks, and a lifetime warranty.
I would not one over the other, to answer your other question. Both Crucial and Kingston make excellent products. (As do A-DATA).
I'm glad you ask lots of questions, I can't believe that slipped me.
Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:01 AM
Edited by heat123, 09 October 2008 - 03:18 AM.
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