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Memory Question

HI I have a Generic PC with MSI motherboard and athalon processer XP+2200 i had 512 ram and bought a one gig ram installed it and took out a 256 so i have one gig and 256 gig, after i put the new mem in my PC was very fragmented is this normal or do i have to do something else when i install ram?? I use O&O Defragger and im running the 1st one Complete its taking forever. Please help a newbie out.

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Adding RAM and fragmentation

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This does not generally extra fragmentation with one possible exception. The additional RAM will cause Windows to increase the size of the swap file. Why it does, I have no idea as it makes no sense. You will notice your hard drive space decreases a bit. A little math tell me you might see your space decrease by a little over 1 meg as the swap file tends to be 1.5 time RAM size. It's possible the swap file is fragmented a bit , however.

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Defrag

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Hi there. The fragmentation is on your hard disk and not on your RAM which only temporarily stores information on what you are working on. Regaeds Stewart

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Motherboard...

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your motherboard might not be able to handle that much ram. Try taking out the other 256. I had the same thing happen.

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