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256MB of Memory Good Enough for Windows 2000?

by TuneUp / June 8, 2005 12:38 PM PDT

Does anyone here think 256MB of Memory is good enough for
an upgrade to Windows 2000 the bus for it is running at
133Mhz and im running Windows ME or would you recommend more memory for this type of operating system any help would be appreicated

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Depends on what you are doing...
by Edward ODaniel / June 8, 2005 3:47 PM PDT

with the OS. What applications you are running.

256 will get you started and depending on your applications may be all you need.

2000 is however an NT based OS and will perform better with additional RAM.

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256MB is Plenty
by ledzep75 / June 8, 2005 6:25 PM PDT

You're not running XP!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 8, 2005 8:58 PM PDT

But it may take a wee bit of patience. It's not bad.

For example, my old Acer ter-600 has only 256MB and I used it for years on the road to write software, do some video editing, picture editing, MySQL, and more.

It will be fine.


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by weAponX / June 9, 2005 11:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

I condure with thse guys, it will not really go much faster with more...

However, you CAN impreove perfomance a whole bunch, by installing a video card with Lots of memory, like an Nvidia or ATI 128 MB Video card... If you have only a PCI slot, a company called eVGA makes VERY good video cards, for around 40 to 50 bucks, that add 8x AGP to a PCI slot.

As a matter of fact, this computer I am typing this up on, is a Dell Optiplex GX1p, 500MHz P-III, 256 MB PC-133 Ram, and I stuck in a...

Nvidia Geforce4 MX4000 PCI with 128MB DDR - so of course thios whole system just JETS, I mean, I do a lot of data copy... Gigs and Gigs of data, 80 gig of data moved in about 1? hours.

So, YAH.

Yah, 256 MB, is fine.

SillyHappySilly :

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I think it will do
by The_DayWalker / June 10, 2005 8:49 AM PDT

it will be by no means a jet setter but i have seen no great speed up on my system that was running 512 from another that had 256

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by ssgaye / June 17, 2005 4:54 AM PDT

but take note!
the more ram you heve, better the performance of your pc is.
the more applications you use, the more ram is utilized

In windows 2000, you can install a maximum of 4GB of ram
so if you install win 2000 and you are not ok with its performance, why not just add sone MBs to get to your satisfaction

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