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Buying more RAM for XP?


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I'm hoping you guys can help me.

I bought a new pc last year and it sufficed well enough in it's job to be used for surfing the net but recently I have got back into gaming big time and my pc is having massive problems with virtual memory owing to the fact it only has a miserable 90+ MB ram and I've really come to hate Windows XP.

I have no idea where to start with this but is it possible that I could buy more ram for this pc and if so how would it work, would it end up costing so much that I'd be better off with a new computer? (I really cannot afford to replace this pc btw)

Many thanks in advance,
hope I posted this in the right place!

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Howdy:

If you know the make and model of your system, OR the make and model of your motherboard, just go to www.crucial.com

Do a search for either and they will tell you exactly what you can put into your system. Also, if you buy from them, they will guarantee it works or your money back!!

BTW.. anyone sticking XP on a system with less than 512megs of ram is bordering on slow insanity :tazz:

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This thread will give you some background information on getting more ram too.
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BTW.. anyone sticking XP on a system with less than 512megs of ram is bordering on slow insanity  :tazz:

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You said it man. I have a friend who is convinced that 128MB of RAM is enough to run his games and programs in Windows XP.... Totally doesn't reach potential...
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Howdy:

If you know the make and model of your system, OR the make and model of your motherboard, just go to www.crucial.com

Do a search for either and they will tell you exactly what you can put into your system.  Also, if you buy from them, they will guarantee it works or your money back!!

BTW.. anyone sticking XP on a system with less than 512megs of ram is bordering on slow insanity  :tazz:

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At the time I had put my trust in the retailer who had no qualms about such a low RAM spec as I didn't have a clue about RAM and XP back then.

Thanks for the link though, I'll check it out. ;)
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At the time XP first came out, that's what everyone thought.. However, useage taught everyone different..

As you found out, XP will run on that amount of ram, just very poorly!!!

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