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Would more memory do anything for me?


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civiccrazy

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I built a computer about a year ago. I was just curious if I put more memory in it will it help make it faster or do anything at all?

Right now I have:

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3 motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA
HIS Hightech H260PRFS512DDN-R Radeon HD 2600PRO 512MB

I was wanting to upgrade to 4GB of memory. But i dont know if it would even be worth it.

Please let me know
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kamille316

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Hi civiccrazy,

What do you mean by make it faster? What are you trying to improve? Is it program load times, internet browsing, multimedia work, gaming?

Adding more memory will help in some occasion, it just depends on what you're trying to improve and also what OS you're using. If you're using XP then I don't see any need for more RAM however for Vista, more RAM will help.

Can you tell us what you're trying to improve and what Operating System you're using?

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Troy

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Hi there,

I don't know if upgrading the RAM would even help, as kamille316 suggests.

What OS are you using for this computer, and what does that Task Manager report for the max usage (RAM) for your uses right now?

I have a gaming rig with a 2x 1GB GeIL RAM kit now, but considering my uses (including games), I rarely hit the 2GB mark, so there'd be no point in upgrading the RAM for myself.

Cheers

Troy
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civiccrazy

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I am running Xp Pro. I was just curious if more would do anything. I'm guessing not, Thank you for the replies.
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